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Complete Book of the World Cup 2006
(HarperSport, 2006)
Released 18 April 2006

This is the ultimate reference book on the World Cup, fully updated to cover all tournaments from 1930-2002, with match-by-match articles featuring the biggest names in world football, plus results from every game played.  All the statistics are here in one volume, enough to satisfy the most avid of World Cup fans, including team line-ups, goalscorers, stadiums, referees, crowd figures and exact dates, plus authoritative records and statistics section, as well as detailed reports of every game played in the finals. From the brilliant Italian team, winners in 1934, and Geoff Hurst's hat-trick for England in 1966 to the fabulous Brazilian team of Pele, Tostao and Jairzinho of 1970, and the 1998 French side of Zidane, Deschamps and Desailly - all the fabulous memories and defining moments are captured in this one book. As well as the facts and feats, this book contains archive photographs of some of the most memorable images of football's greatest tournament. And now it's fully updated to include the 2002 World Cup Finals and the fixture list for Germany 2006. -  Foyles synopsis

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