Discover the inside story of soccer - from the origins of the game to the latest World Cup finals
Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of expanded text! Here is an original and stunning new guide to the international sport of soccer. Full-color photographs of players in action, soccer uniforms, equipment and memorabilia present a unique picture of the game and the people who play it. See Zinedine Zidane lift the 1998 World Cup, how a soccer field is made, legendary players in action, and the offside trap being sprung. Learn how to take a penalty kick, which is the largest soccer stadium in the world, where Ronaldo, the great Brazilian star, learned to dribble a ball, and how the World Cup trophy was stolen. Discover who scored the first World Cup hat trick, when a ball is in or out of play, when a throw-in is illegal, what a sweeper does, how soccer players stay in shape, and much, much more.