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Soccer For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-51065-0
408 pages
February 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Kicking Off 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Planet Soccer 9

Chapter 2: Getting the Ball Rolling: A Brief History of Soccer 19

Chapter 3: Getting Your Game On: The Gear You Need 33

Part II: Playing the Game 47

Chapter 4: Laying Down the Laws 49

Chapter 5: Players, Positions, and Tactics 69

Chapter 6: Honing Your Skills 95

Chapter 7: Keeping in Shape for Soccer 119

Chapter 8: Coaching For Success 133

Chapter 9: Getting the Game On 145

Part III: Exploring the World of Soccer 159

Chapter 10: The World Cup 161

Chapter 11: Surveying the International Scene 175

Chapter 12: Playing Together: Clubs and Leagues Around The World 193

Chapter 13: Focusing on Famous Clubs 217

Chapter 14: Women’s Soccer 241

Part IV: The Fans’ Enclosure: Following the Game 257

Chapter 15: Going to the Game 259

Chapter 16: Compelling Viewing: Soccer on Screen 269

Chapter 17: Reading All About It 281

Chapter 18: Finding Other Soccer-Based Pastimes 297

Part V: The Part of Tens 307

Chapter 19: Ten Great Players 309

Chapter 20: The Ten Greatest Teams of All Time 319

Chapter 21: Ten Great Games 329

Appendix A: Roll of Honor 337

Appendix B: Glossary 351

Index 359

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