The World Cup's Strangest Moments: Extraordinary But True Tales from 80 Years of World Cup Football

The World Cup's Strangest Moments: Extraordinary But True Tales from 80 Years of World Cup Football

by Peter Seddon
     
 

Find out how a dog called Pickles helped the Football Association, why an England captain was arrested by Colombian police, where the Mexican wave really started, why the German fans taunt the Dutch with cheesy insults, and which defender was shot for scoring an own goal. With stories from every single tournament since the inaugural contest for the Jules Rimet

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Overview

Find out how a dog called Pickles helped the Football Association, why an England captain was arrested by Colombian police, where the Mexican wave really started, why the German fans taunt the Dutch with cheesy insults, and which defender was shot for scoring an own goal. With stories from every single tournament since the inaugural contest for the Jules Rimet trophy in 1930 right up to the present day, this end-to-end collection of amusing, bizarre, and shocking true stories is filled with dodgy refs, eccentric mascots, and manic managers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906032913
Publisher:
Anova Books
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Series:
Strangest series Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
305
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Seddon is also the author of A Football Compendium, The Law's Strangest Cases, and Tennis's Strangest Matches.

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