The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia
World Cup 2022 edition with free poster
The Soccer Encyclopedia has a brand-new look to tie in with the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, which promises to be the biggest soccer tournament in history. What's more, it includes a pullout results poster to fill in as the World Cup progresses.
With a fresh, contemporary design and all-new photographs throughout, the book now features expanded material on women's soccer, one of the world's fastest-growing sports. It's packed with pictures and profiles of the world's most skilful players--old and new--from Megan Rapinoe to Mohamed Salah, Kylian Mbappé to Cristiano Ronaldo, and Harry Kane to Neymar. Over 50 of the best sides to have lit up the game are covered in detail, including the U.S. women's and men's teams, Brazil, Manchester City, and Real Madrid. Soccer fans will get the key information about the top tournaments and leagues around the world, including the National Women's Soccer League, MLS, Copa América, and the Copa Libertadores.
All the drama of the "beautiful game" is fully analyzed with dynamic full-spread photos and artworks that recreate famous moves and goals, and there is in-depth coverage of every aspect of soccer, including rules and skills; fans and the media; coaches and tactics. Packed with the latest statistics and fully updated for this new edition, this is a superbly detailed reference book for all the family.
About this Author
Clive Gifford is an award-winning author who has written hundreds of books. For Kingfisher, Clive's titles include Soccer - The ultimate guide to the beautiful game, Soccer Skills, Olympics, 10 Explorers Who Changed the World, How the World Works and Think Again!. He has received commendations from PBS and the Smithsonian Museum and received a Times Educational Supplement Information Book of the Year award. He won the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize with Eye Benders. A life-long supporter of the London team Queens Park Rangers, he has also been a soccer coach and contributed to various soccer fanzines. Clive lives in Manchester, England.
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