Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--Are Dest
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Just in time for the world’s most anticipated and watched sporting eventthe World Cuptwo award-winning journalists reveal the secrets, mysteries, and oddities of the beautiful game
Simon Kuper is one of the world’s leading writers on soccer. His book Soccer Against the Enemy won the William Hill Prize for sports book of the year in Britain. He writes a weekly sports column in the Financial Times. He lives in Paris.
Stefan Szymanski is professor of economics and MBA Dean at Cass Business School in London. Tim Harford has called him one of the world’s leading sports economists.” Szymanski lives in London.
Though the 2010 FIFA World Cup is still weeks away, writer Cord Jefferson feels Americans could do with an early tune-up on the world's most popular sport. Here are three books to put your soccer ball in motion. More at NPR.org
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