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History of the Cup

Author: Andrew Luke
Publisher: Broomall, Pennsylvania : Mason Crest, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The World Cup started more than 80 years ago as a 13-team event that had to beg for teams to play. Today, it is the most popular sporting event on the planet, and almost every country in the world plays for its chance to participate every four years. History of the Cup takes readers through the struggles of the early years and describes the players and the matches that brought the tournament, and the sport, to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Luke, Andrew.
History of the Cup.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Mason Crest, 2018
(DLC) 2017056464
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Luke
ISBN: 9781422239537 1422239535
OCLC Number: 1013477471
Description: 80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The beginnings (1930-38) --
The World Cup finds its legs (1950-66) --
From the feet of Pelé to the hand of God (1970-86) --
Africa, Asia, and expanding the field (1990-2006) --
Vuvuzelas to Volgograd (2010-18).
Responsibility: Andrew Luke.

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The World Cup started more than 80 years ago as a 13-team event that had to beg for teams to play. Today, it is the most popular sporting event on the planet, and almost every country in the world plays for its chance to participate every four years. History of the Cup takes readers through the struggles of the early years and describes the players and the matches that brought the tournament, and the sport, to greatness. From the Maracanazo to the Game of the Century, all the best moments are here. -- Provided by publisher.

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