How to Watch Soccer

How to Watch Soccer

by Ruud Gullit


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143130741
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 465,617
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ruud Gullit was born in Amsterdam in 1962. He was the captain of the Netherlands team that won the 1988 European Football Championship and played in the 1990 World Cup. He was named “European Footballer of the Year” in 1987 and “World Soccer Player of the Year” in 1987 and 1989. After he retired from the field, he managed the LA Galaxy and several other teams around the world. He currently works as a broadcaster, regularly covering soccer matches on TV in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, France, the Netherlands, and across the Middle East.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Getting to the top 1

To Italy 11

To England 25

Manager 31

How to watch soccer 43

The dead ball 73

Systems 81

Patterns of play 115

Positions 136

Soccer cultures 180

Everything to win 213

Psychology 230

National teams 251

New developments 259

Epilogue 264

Ruud Gullit profile 269

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