Brian Glanville: The History of the World Cup – 2010 Edition (unabridged)

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Brian Glanville: The History of the World Cup – 2010 Edition (unabridged)

Catalogue No:

NA493012

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4

Release date:

29th March 2010

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9789626349304

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5 hours 0 minutes

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Brian Glanville: The History of the World Cup – 2010 Edition (unabridged)


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The World Cup is the largest sports event outside the summer Olympics: the progress of the 32 countries which qualify for the finals is watched by billions all over the globe. Since the very first World Cup in Uruguay in 1930, there have been 18 finals, held every four years (with a 12-year break over the World War II period). The World Cup in South Africa will be the 19th. Brian Glanville, the distinguished journalist and World Cup historian, has written a fascinating history of the event. Here are the men who played, the goals they scored, the triumphs, the failures, the shocks and the scandals. Here are the stories of heroes – Pele, Eusebio, Bobby Charlton, Franz Beckenbauer, Johann Cruyff, Diego Maradona and many more – as well as the villains, the managers, the referees and the football politicians. It is one of the greatest stories of world sport.

The History of the World Cup

Introduction - Bob Wilson

Sir Bobby Charlton - the significance of the world cup for the player

A world cup for football - the concept

1930 URUGUAY

Semi-Finals: Argentina v USA; Uruguay v Yugoslavia

1934 ITALY

The tournament was played on a straight knock-out basis…

The Final: Italy v Czechoslovakia

1938 FRANCE

The Semi-Finals: Hungary v Sweden; Italy v Brazil

The Final: Italy v Hungary

1950 BRAZIL

The final pool: Uruguay, Brazil, Spain, Sweden

The Final: Brazil v Uruguay

1954 SWITZERLAND

The Quarter-Finals

The Semi-Finals: Hungary v Uruguay; West Germany v Austria

The Final: West Germany v Hungary

1958 SWEDEN

The Quarter-Finals

The Semi-Finals: Sweden v West Germany; Brazil v France

The Final: Sweden v Brazil

1962 CHILE

The Quarter-Finals

The Semi-Finals: Brazil v Chile; Czechoslovakia v Yugoslavia

The Final: Brazil v Czechoslovakia

1966 ENGLAND

The Quarter-Finals

The Semi-Finals: England v Portugal; West Germany v Soviet Union

The Final: England v Germany

1970 MEXICO

The Quarter-Finals

The Semi-Finals: Italy v West Germany; Brazil v Uruguay

The Final: Brazil v Italy

1974 WEST GERMANY

Two Final Pools

The Final: Germany v Holland

1978 ARGENTINA

Group A

Group B

The Final: Argentina v Holland

1982 SPAIN

Groups A-C

The Semi-Finals: Italy v Poland; West Germany v France

The Final: Italy v West Germany

1986 MEXICO

The Second Round

The Quarter-Finals

The Semi-Finals: West Germany v France; Argentina v Belgium

The Final: Argentina v Germany

1990 ITALY

The Second Round

The Quarter-Finals

The Semi-Finals: West Germany v England; Argentina v Italy

The Final: Germany v Argentina

1994 USA

The Second Round

The Quarter-Finals

The Semi-Finals: Italy v Bulgaria; Brazil v Sweden

The Final: Brazil v Italy

1998 FRANCE

The Second Round

The Quarter-Finals

The Semi-Finals: Brazil v Holland; France v Croatia

The Final: France v Brazil

2002 KOREA AND JAPAN

In Saitama, in Group F, England…

What of Brazil?

The second knock-out round

The Quarter-Finals

The Semi-Finals: Germany v Korea; Brazil v Turkey

The Final: Brazil v Germany

2006 GERMANY

The Second Round

The Quarter-Finals

The Semi-Finals: Portugal v France; Italy v Germany

The Final: Italy v France

1950 - Brazil: My first awareness of the World Cup

1954 - Switzerland: Watched by Brazil

1958 - Sweden: On the sub's bench - watching Pele

1962 - Chile: England gets to the quarter-final

1966 - England: Victory

1966 - The toughest team: Argentina

1966 - The final against West Germany

1966 - One of the best World Cup finals

1966 - That goal!

1970 - It is a good habit winning

The game today

I don't want to talk England up too much…

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