An absolute must for every football fan..


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The FIFAWorld Cup ended up in Italian hands in 2006 after an Azzurri triumph that owed everything to teamwork. The abiding memory of the Final at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium may be of Zinedine Zidane’s meltdown, the France veteran earning an red card for headbutting Marco Materazzi, but there was much to admire about the Italian effort that earned them a fourth world crown. But this FIFAWorld Cup was not simply an Italian success story. Jurgen Klinsmann’s young Germany side took third place on the back of an attractive brand of high-tempo, attacking football. The hosts finished as top scorers with 14 goals – five of them from adidas Golden Shoe winner Miroslav Klose and three from Lukas Podolski, the Gillette Best Young Player. The month of football in Germany captivated not just the 3,359,439 spectators attending matches in the 12 magnificent stadiums (and Fan Fest millions) but also an estimated worldwide audience of more than 30 billion people. All looked on as a cast list incorporating 32 teams from Angola to the USA conspired to excite, enthral and occasionally exasperate during a 64-match, 147-goal marathon. Now we look forward to the 2010 World Cup to be played in South Africa with great anticipation. World Cup 2010 prepares us for the event and looks back at the 2006 event and every World Cup played since 1930. The book also includes all the great players and teams of the World Cup and incorporates many beautiful and memorable images. This is an absolute must for every football fan.

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