The World of Sports: The Britannica Guide to Soccer, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615305815
  • ISBN-13: 9781615305810
  • DDC: 796.334
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Although it assumes different monikers in various parts of the world and has appeared in various incarnations over time, the game of soccer has retained a great deal of its original character. While it is ostensibly simple in terms of equipment and rules, soccer has inspired skill, strategy, and pure athleticism that have allowed the professional sport to evolve. The history of soccer and the biographies of game-changing players who have kept fans riveted game after game are chronicled in this lively volume.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The History of Soccer.
2: The Early Years.
3: Professionalism.
4: International Competition.
5: Soccer around the World.
6: Europe.
7: North and Central America and the Caribbean.
8: South America.
9: Africa.
10: Asia and Oceania.
11: Spectator Problems.
12: Play of the Game.
13: Equipment and the Field.
14: Fouls.
15: Rules.
16: Strategy and Tactics.
17: Notable Soccer Clubs from Around the World.
18: Europe.
19: Africa and South America.
20: Past Soccer Greats.
21: Europe.
22: Africa.
23: South America.
24: Soccer’s Current Stars.
25: Europe and the U.S..
26: Africa and South America.
Appendix: Soccer championship Winners.