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Annotation:Keep up to date online with FIFA's official World Cup site. News, teams, players, standings, fixtures, results, photos, games, and more.

History of the World Cup, 1930-2010
History of the World Cup, 1930-2010 By Lisi, Clemente Angelo eBook - 2011 Click here for full text »

Annotation:A good overall e-book history up to and including the 2010 World Cup. No need for a special e-reader, you can view this title right in your browser!

Among the Thugs
Among the Thugs By Buford, Bill Book - 1993 363.32 B929a 1993 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A brilliantly written account of not only soccer hooliganism, but collective behavior and the psychology of crowds. Still fresh over 20 years later. Highly recommended.

Eight World Cups
Eight World Cups My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer By Vecsey, George Book - 2014 796.334668 V413e 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Vecsey, a sports journalist, digs deep in his personal musings of the last eight tournaments. Focuses on the host nations and how it affects all from stadiums to streets.

Soccer in Sun and Shadow
Soccer in Sun and Shadow By Galeano, Eduardo Book - 2013 796.334 G152s 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Published in 1995 and updated last year, this passionate and very spiritual account of the history of soccer is a great window into the influence of the game around the globe. For any fan young or old. Very accessible and highly recommended. An e-book copy is available too.

The two Escobars
The two Escobars DVD - 2010 Spanish DVD SPANISH 364.177 TWO Available in some locations

Annotation:A thrilling, bittersweet contrast between Andres Escobar, team captain of the 1994 Colombian squad who died ten days after his famous own goal, and Pablo Escobar, the notorious drug kingpin whose presence was always hovering over the team.

Why Soccer Matters
Why Soccer Matters By Pelé Book - 2014 796.334 P381w 2014 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Soccer's greatest ambassador provides thoughtful insight into the game's history, successes, failures, and progressive ideas for future generations.

Love and Blood
Love and Blood At the World Cup With the Footballers, Fans, and Freaks By Trecker, Jamie Book - 2007 796.334 T785L 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:An account of the 2006 Cup in Germany with lots of little humorous anecdotes in documentary style. A fun read, like listening to a commentary of a game on the pitch.

90 Minutes
90 Minutes The Greatest Moments From the World Cup By Davies, Robert Book - 2006 796.334 D257n 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Published to coincide with the 2006 FIFA World Cup. A stunning album of highly original photographs of the pivotal moments from all the World Cup tournaments since 1932. Every image is accompanied by a caption that encapsulates the moment depicted."

The ESPN World Cup Companion
The ESPN World Cup Companion Everything You Need to Know About the Planet's Biggest Sports Event By Hirshey, David Book - 2010 796.334668 H6698e 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:It's ESPN. It's the World Cup. You know it's gonna be splashy. Eye-candy AND stats of all the World Cups, chronologically. Make sure the coffeepot is warm.

The World Cup
The World Cup A Very Peculiar History : With NO Added Time By Arscott, David eBook - 2010 Click here for full text »

Annotation:An offbeat, yet enjoyable view of the stories and people you might not have heard of in soccer's famous tales. For the veteran supporter rather than the rookie fan, this Ebrary title can be read simply in your internet browser, no device needed!

History of Soccer
History of Soccer The Beautiful Game DVD - 2001 DVD 796.33409 HISTORY All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:An exhaustive, fascinating dvd history of soccer's genesis to it's current (2001) incarnation. Seven discs tend to highlight specific powerhouse teams and matches, but if you want to see footage of the game's stars and history, this is THE set. Recommended.

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Just in time for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, this list will bring you up to speed on the Beautiful Game's greatest spectacle. Check out these books, e-books, and dvd's that highlight the games, players, politics, heartbreak, and ultimate glory of football's top tournament.

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