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Soccer For Dummies

Dunmore, Thomas / Murray, Scott


3. Auflage November 2022
432 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-89365-3
John Wiley & Sons

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Flick, fake, and dribble your way to soccer mastery

Prepare for the World Cup or learn the rules for your own indoor or outdoor league, with Soccer For Dummies. We cover the world's most popular sport from one end of the field to the other, starting with the history of soccer and the basics of the game. Discover the positions on the field, the best tactics for winning, and the skills the players (including you!) need in order to dominate. This update to the comprehensive guide introduces you to all the soccer greats and up-and-comers whose moves you'll want to know. You'll find extensive coverage of women's soccer, including women's world cup, the NWSL, Women's Super League, and the UEFA Women's Championship, and get descriptions of various leagues around the globe, and the lowdown on where you can find soccer games and resources, online and elsewhere.
* Learn how soccer got to be the #1 most popular sport in the world
* Get up to speed on the world's best leagues, teams, and players, so you can follow and enjoy the World Cup
* Discover tips on playing and coaching, plus fun soccer facts and resources for learning more
* Become the ultimate soccer fan with your newfound knowledge of the game

Soccer For Dummies is for anyone who wants to learn more about soccer, the rules, how the game is played, how professional leagues operate around the world, and how to follow them.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Kicking Off 5

Chapter 1: Introducing Planet Soccer 7

Chapter 2: Getting the Ball Rolling: A Brief History of Soccer 17

Chapter 3: Getting Your Game On: The Gear You Need 31

Part 2: Playing the Game 45

Chapter 4: Laying Down the Laws 47

Chapter 5: Players, Positions, and Tactics 69

Chapter 6: Honing Your Skills 99

Chapter 7: Keeping in Shape for Soccer 125

Chapter 8: Coaching For Success 141

Chapter 9: Getting the Game On 153

Part 3: Exploring the World of Soccer 167

Chapter 10: The Men's World Cup 169

Chapter 11: Surveying the International Scene 185

Chapter 12: Playing Together: Clubs and Leagues Around The World 203

Chapter 13: Focusing on Famous Clubs 227

Chapter 14: Exploring Women's Soccer 251

Part 4: The Fans' Enclosure: Following the Game 265

Chapter 15: Going to the Game 267

Chapter 16: Diving Into Global Soccer 277

Chapter 17: Following Online 297

Chapter 18: Finding Other Soccer-Based Pastimes 307

Part 5: The Part of Tens 317

Chapter 19: Ten Great Male Players 319

Chapter 20: Ten Great Female Players 331

Chapter 21: The Ten Greatest Teams of All Time 339

Chapter 22: Ten Great Games 349

Appendix A: Roll of Honor 357

Appendix B: Glossary 379

Index 387
Tom Dunmore is the author of a Historical Dictionary of Soccer and a sports executive who has helped launch multiple professional soccer clubs in the United States.

Scott Murray is a soccer writer for Guardian, Fiver, GQ and Men's Health. He is author of two soccer books, And Gazza Misses The Final, and The Title: The Story of the First Division.