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The thinking fan's guide to the World Cup

Author: Matt Weiland; Sean Wilsey
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A companion to the 2006 World Cup provides a look at the countries, teams, and players in the latest soccer competition, in a collection that includes essays by Nick Hornby, Ben Rice, and Caryl Phillips.
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Genre/Form: Records (Sports)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Weiland; Sean Wilsey
ISBN: 0061132268 9780061132261
OCLC Number: 69243515
Notes: "Featuring original writing on all 32 nations by 32 writers including Geoff Dyer, Dave Eggers, Nick Hornby, and Eric Schlosser"--Cover.
Description: xii, 399 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: World Cup 2002 / Sean Wilsey --
Results --
Statistics --
World Cup 2006: The Tournament --
Population and Players --
Group Stage --
Match Schedule --
Sites and Stadia --
Referees --
World Cup 2006: The 32 Nations --
Angola / Henning Mankell --
Argentina / Thomas Jones --
Australia / Ben Rice --
Brazil / John Lanchester --
Costa Rica / Matthew Yeomans --
Cote d'Ivoire / Paul Laity --
Croatia / Courtney Angela Brkic --
Czech Republic / Tim Adams --
Ecuador / Jake Silverstein --
England / Nick Hornby --
France / Aleksandar Hemon --
Germany / Alexander Osang --
Ghana / Caryl Phillips --
Iran / Said Sayrafiezadeh --
Italy / Tim Parks --
Japan / Jim Frederick --
Mexico / Jorge G. Castaneda --
Netherlands / Tom Vanderbilt --
Paraguay / Isabel Hilton --
Poland / James Surowiecki --
Portugal / William Finnegan --
Saudi Arabia / Sukhdev Sandhu --
Serbia and Montenegro / Geoff Dyer --
South Korea / Peter Ho Davies --
Spain / Robert Coover --
Sweden / Eric Schlosser --
Switzerland / Peter Stamm --
Togo / Binyavanga Wainaina --
Trinidad and Tobago / Cressida Leyshon --
Tunisia / Wendell Steavenson --
Ukraine / Benjamin Pauker --
United States / Dave Eggers --
The World Cup in Numbers --
Past World Cup Results --
All-Time World Cup Table --
Most Goals in the World Cup --
Most Appearances in the World Cup --
Penalty Shootouts --
Awards --
The 32 Nations in Numbers --
Land Area --
Population --
Population Annual Growth Rate --
Population Density --
Birth Rate --
Median Age --
Life Expectancy at Birth --
Infant Mortality Rate --
Literacy Rate --
Executions --
Armed Forces Personnel --
Prisoners --
GDP Per Capita --
Annual GDP Real Growth Rate --
Unemployment Rate --
Exports --
Tourist Arrivals --
Tractors --
Military Expenditures --
Films Produced --
Televisions --
Internet Users --
Afterword: How to Win the World Cup / Franklin Foer.
Responsibility: edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey.
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A companion to the 2006 World Cup provides a look at the countries, teams, and players in the latest soccer competition, in a collection that includes essays by Nick Hornby, Ben Rice, and Caryl Phillips.

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