Treasures of the World Cup


In the late 1920s, Frenchman Jules Rimet had a grand vision for a global football tournament: he named it the World Cup. Just 13 teams contested the inaugural tournament in 1930, and the hosts Uruguay emerged as winners. From these tentative beginnings, the World Cup has grown exponentially into a truly all-embracing international competition, involving more than 200 countries. It has provided the stage for such footballing legends as Bobby Charlton, Eusebio, Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and the incomparable Pele, and has furnished many football fans with their most cherished sporting memories. It is the biggest prize in competitive team sport. The read more

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ISBN:

9781780973944

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

64

Dimensions:

27cm x 30cm

RRP:

$59.95

Category:

Sport

Publisher:

Carlton Publishing Group

Published:

02 June 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Keir Radnedge