A History of the World Cup: 1930-2006 chronicles this international phenomenon, providing vivid accounts of individual games, highlighting the players and coaches who left their mark on the competition over the past six decades, and featuring a glossary of terms, statistics for each competition, photos, and profiles of the most memorable-and controversial-figures of the sport.
Clemente Lisi started his journalism career as a freelance sports writer for the Scripps Howard News Service. His work has also appeared in magazines like Soccer Digest and websites such as Goal.com. Lisi is currently a news reporter at the New York Post.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Introduction Part 4 1 The World Cup Is Born Part 5 2 The First Steps Part 6 3 Brazil Is King Part 7 4 Pele the King Part 8 5 Total Football Part 9 6 The Hand of God Part 10 7 A New Froniter Part 11 8 "Four"-za Italia! Part 12 Glossary Part 13 Appendix A: World Cup Stats Part 14 Appendix B: World Cup Records Part 15 Bibliography Part 16 Index Part 17 About the Author