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Title The big book of soccer / by Mundial ; illustrated by Damien Weighill.
Pub Info Minneapolis, MN : Wide Eyed Editions, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2020.
book jacket
 Brewster-Children's Coll.  J 796.33 MUN     AVAILABLE
 YarmouthPort-Children's  J 796.334 MUN     AVAILABLE
Descript 111 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
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Note Includes index.
"Quarto knows."--Colophon.
Contents Introduction -- The basics and the lingo -- History of soccer. The game through time ; The greatest teams of all time ; Soccer cleats past to present ; The evolution of the ball -- The great players -- Legendary coaches and how they did it. The key positions ; Coaches and formations -- The big cups -- Amazing stadiums -- Coolest Uniforms -- How to... Take the perfect shot like Ji So-yun ; Make the perfect slide tackle like Alessandro Nesta ; Take the perfect set piece like David Beckham ; Play the perfect long ball like Xabi Alonso ; Take penalties like Matt Le Tissier ; Do nutmegs like Luis Suárez ; Have the perfect first touch like Dennis Bergkamp ; Play the perfect through ball like Xavi ; Beat the offside trap like Fernando Torres ; Do the perfect attacking header like Didier Drogba ; Do the perfect defensive header like Kalidou Koulibaly -- Weird and wonderful. The haircuts ; The celebrations ; The biggest, the best, and the weirdest ; A stir-fried airplane -- More than the game. Respecting the ref ; The other jobs ; The game day ; The crowd -- Index.
Summary "Dive into the wonderful world of soccer with this essential guide containing everything you'll ever need to know about the beautiful game. Meet the best players the world has ever seen. Learn about the big cups, the dream teams, the lingo, the formations, and even take a walk through the wacky-haircut hall of fame. Take step-by-step lessons from the pros who've perfected their techniques. Put on your cleats and get ready for kickoff!"--Back cover.
Audience 9-11 years.
Subject Soccer -- Juvenile literature.
Soccer teams -- Juvenile literature.
Soccer players -- Juvenile literature.
Genre Illustrated works.
Add Author Weighill, Damien, illustrator.
Mundial (London, England), author.
Alt Title Soccer
Add Title Mundial magazine.
ISBN 9780711249103
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