Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the US, Japan, Australia, Turkey-and Even Iraq-Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport / Edition 2

Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the US, Japan, Australia, Turkey-and Even Iraq-Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport / Edition 2

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by Simon Kuper
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1568587015

ISBN-13: 2901568587010

Pub. Date: 05/01/2012

Publisher: Nation Books


Why doesn't the United States dominate soccer internationally...and how can it?
Which is the best soccer nation on Earth?
Who has the most passionate fans?
What impact does soccer have on suicide rates?
Which sport will dominate the Earth? NFL or the English Premier League?
Why are the people who run soccer clubs so dumb?

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Why doesn't the United States dominate soccer internationally...and how can it?
Which is the best soccer nation on Earth?
Who has the most passionate fans?
What impact does soccer have on suicide rates?
Which sport will dominate the Earth? NFL or the English Premier League?
Why are the people who run soccer clubs so dumb?

These are some of the questions that every soccer fanatic has asked. Soccernomics answers them. Written with an economist's brain and a sports writer's skill, it applies high-powered analytical tools to everyday soccer topics, looking at data in new ways, revealing counterintuitive truths about the world's most loved game. It all adds up to a revolutionary way of looking at soccer that could affect the way the game is played internationally.

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ISBN-13:
2901568587010
Publisher:
Nation Books
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
448

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Soccernomics 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book does an incredible job of blending the popularity of soccer with the nerdy aspects of it. The authors are not afraid to get down to the nitty-gritty numbers which support their views. Furthermore, the authors superbly illustrate the true global reach of soccer, as well as the fierce devotion displayed by its fans. The book also features an entire chapter called "Football Versus Football" which addresses that neverending debate. Overall, the book is extremely interesting and I highly recommend it for anybody interested in the minutia of soccer or just soccer in general.
BNMerch_Man More than 1 year ago
I've only read the first chapter of this eye-opening book ("Why England Loses and Others Win") and have to say it's a blast. If you enjoyed Freakonomics and Moneyball (and you care about soccer) you'll enjoy Soccernomics -- it's those two books (with soccer, of course, substituting for baseball) blended into one. Quite intriguing.
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The book was a big surprise for me in the good way. Well documented and easy-reading, everyone who likes soccer must read this incredible piece of non conventional wisdom.
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