World Cup Books, DVDs, CDs, Videos and Games

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The World Cup - The Complete History

by Terry Crouch.

The ultimate reference work for any World Cup follower, with results and match reports from every tournament and including the final qualfying matches for Japan and Korea 2002.

Paperback, 240x165mm, 502 pages.


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The Complete Book of the World Cup

by Cris Freddi.

Updated edition of this comprehensive and readable guide to World Cup tournaments since it all kicked off in Uruguay 1930.


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Where The Legend Began

by Rony J. Almeida.

This is the first bilingual English-Spanish version of a text that documents the participation of the US National Soccer Team at the First Soccer World of 1930 in Uruguay. "Where the Legend Began" provides a captivating picture of US National Soccer during the inagural FIFA World Cup. Filled with events, anecdotes, statistics, interviews, and reams of data.


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England's World Cup Magic

DVD

Released: April 2002

England's World Cup Magic is a limited edition box-set celebrating the England football team and its current incarnation's qualification for the 2002 World Cup, featuring over six hours of action on three discs.


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Ronaldo - A Legend In The Making

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Released: April 2004

See Ronaldo playing on the greatest stage of all - at the World Cup in France, 1998. All seven of Brazil's matches are here.


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Angus Loughran’s Guide to the World Cup 2002

by Angus Loughran

'Statto's' pocket-size guide to the World Cup 2002, packed with historical and statistical information.

Paperback, 352 pages.


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The World Cup 2002 Factfile

A pictorial guide to the World Cup, containing analysis of each competing team, their star players and their prospects in the finals. Also included in the book is a guide to each stadium and city, a history of the World Cup and a tournament progress chart that can be filled in as the competition progresses.

Paperback, illustrated throughout.


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Back Home: England and the 1970 World Cup

Esso collectibles, Bobby Moore in jail, Banks' save, Montezuma's revenge and those fateful substitutions.


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France and the 1998 World Cup

The national impact of a world sporting event.

This collection examines the effects on France - economic, cultural, sporting and political - of hosting the biggest event in football. It discusses issues such as the impact on traditional French approaches to sport, marketing, media coverage, policing and the French nation's identification with the multi-racial national team.

Paperback, 314 pages.


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World Cup Panini Collection 1970-1998

The complete collection of all Panini's World Cup stickers in one fantastic hardback book. It's a great wa to remind yourself of all the great teams and players since 1970 (now inc. France '98).

Hardback, 290x230mm, 472 pages, full colour throughout.

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Badfellas: FIFA Family At War

John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson's account of FIFA's misrule of world football is the latest addition to the sizeable collection of books that address sleaze and corruption in the game.

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The Story of the World Cup

by Brian Glanville.

The only comprehensive history of the world's top football tournament, fully updated to include the 1998 competition in France. As well as vivid accounts of individual games (from the first tournament in Uruguay in 1930 to the most recent, and controversial, final in Paris).


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The Game of their Lives: How the USA beat England in 1950

A timely and authoritative account of the Americans who pulled off one of the sporting world's most stunning upsets by defeating the powerhouse English soccer team in the 1950 World Cup. Contested every four years, the World Cup tournament breeds a worldwide fanaticism that has no equal.


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World Cup 98: A complete championship guide

by Glen Phillips, Tim Oldhamsee larger photo.

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Paperback, 224 pages.


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The Cup of Death: Soccer USA 1994

by Jan P. Ollersee.

Paperback. 1994 World Cup.


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Soccer: Facts & Stats, the World Cup, Superstars

by Robert Crowther (Illustrator).

Hardcover, reading level: Ages 9-12.


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22 Foreigners in Funny Shorts;
The intelligent fan's guide to soccer and World Cup 94

by Pete Davies.


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Soccer! The Game & the World Cup

by Jim Trecker (Editor), Charles Miers (Editor).

Paperback.


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Shoot! The ultimate stats & facts guide to World Cup 98

by Steve Perce (Editor)
Shoot Magazine (Editor)
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Soccer: The World Cup 1930 - 1998

by John Robinson.

Paperback.


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The Untold Stories of the World Cup Soccer Championships

by Fidelis Iyebote.

Paperback.


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The Official ITV Sport 2002 Guide

by Keir Radnedge.

The World Cup is the pre-eminent global sports event. The 2002 World Cup Finals are to be cohosted by South Korea and Japan, and will take place during the month of June. The World Cup 2002 Fact File is a comprehensive guide to world football's quadrennial gathering of the clans.


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Japan, Korea and the 2002 World Cup

by John Horne (Editor), Wolfram Manzenreiter (Editor).

This collection of papers examines the background to the 2002 World Cup finals, to be held in Korea and Japan, and explores the event's profound social, cultural, political and economic significance. This book offers an understanding of the power of sporting "mega-events"...

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The Official England World Cup Guide 2002

by Gerry Cox, Mark Knowles.

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The 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan kicks off on 31 May 2002 in Seoul, Korea and reaches its climax on the last day of June in Yokohama, Japan with 32 nations aiming to be world champions. It's the first World Cup to be staged outside Europe or the Americas, and co-hosts Japan and Korea have ten new stadiums each.


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The Official England World Cup Book 2002

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Aimed at readers of 13 years and upwards, this book takes a comprehensive look at the England team, how they managed to get to the World Cup finals in Korea and Japan and who they will be playing. The focus is very much on the possible stars of the team, but will also include a guide to the opposing squads.


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The Republic of Ireland in the World Cup of 2002

by Mick McCarthy (Foreword), et al.

Aimed at readers of 13 years and upwards, this book takes a comprehensive look at the Ireland team, how they managed to get to the World Cup finals in Japan and Korea and who they will be playing. The focus is very much on the possible stars of the team, but will also include a guide to the opposing...


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The Official Ireland World Cup 2002 Activity Book

Paperback, 20 pages.


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Fanfare 2002 World Cup Guide

by Bill Heyman (Editor).

Paperback, 200 pages.


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Korea/Japan football


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Ultra Nippon: How Japan Reinvented Football

by Jonathan Birchall.

How football became the favourite sport of Japan's youth and essential reading for anyone wondering what the World Cup 2002 will really be like.

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Japanese Rules: Japan & The Beautiful Game

by Sebastian Moffett

The result is a text littered with well-chosen quotes and revealing facts giving strength to insightful conclusions. This is the definitive article in explaining how soccer secured its foothold in a most unlikely corner of the world.

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Going Oriental

Edited by Mark Perryman

From the man behind the "Philosophy Football" range of sporting attire comes a mixed kitbag of writings analysing the multi-faceted fallout from Asia's first World Cup. A major theme is the rehabilitation of Englishness as a result of an unexpectedly trouble-free tournament.

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Kicking: Following The Fans into the Orient

by David Willem

Willem tells of how the World Cup brought foreigners (especially the English) together with the Japanese on something of a cross-cultural first date.

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The World Cup of 2002: The Photo Record of the Tournament of Surprises

byTim Glynne-Jones


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Korea/Japan Travel Guides.


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Lonely Planet - Japan

by Chris Rowthorn, et al. (Lonely Planet)

From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there, chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most...

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Rough Guide - Japan

by Jan Dodd, Simon Richmond. (Rough Guides)

Well presented, pleasing to the eye and full of practical advice.

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Lonely Planet - Korea

by Martin Robinson, et al. (Lonely Planet)

Includes 91 maps.

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Time Out – Tokyo

by Time Out.

Written and researched by city residents, this guide takes the lid off one of the most exciting and mysterious cities in the world, with recommendations for eating out, accommodation, nightlife, shopping and sightseeing. A series of annotated maps will guide you through Tokyo.


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Lonely Planet - Tokyo

by John Ashburne. (Lonely Planet)

Details on accommodation, restaurant and entertainment options for all budgets and interests, local excursions, from climbing Mount Fuji to the shrines of Nikko are included in this text. Information on getting around quickly and easily, is also included, as are walking tours.


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Korean Phrasebook (3rd Ed.)

by Minkyoung Kim, J.D. Hilts. (Lonely Planet)


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Rough Guide to the World Cup 2002: Japan Korea

by Rough Guides.

As in France last time around, these World Cup finals will bring 32 of the globe's most talented national football teams together in one place (or, to be more accurate, two places). They are divided into eight groups of four, who will all play each other once only, earning...


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Korea/Japan General Interest

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The Roads to Sata: A 2000-mile walk through Japan

by Alan Booth.

"The Roads to Sata" is a foreigner's (British) account of his 2,000 mile walking journey from the country's northernmost to southernmost tip along the, mostly rural, Japan Sea side of the country in the early 1980s. What makes the book especially enjoyable is what Mr. Booth brings to the journey.


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The Wages of Guilt: Memories of war in Germany & Japan

by Ian Buruma.

As in God's Dust (1989), Buruma takes a psychological and cultural voyage into nationalism, guilt, and self-delusion--in this case, of two of WW II's defeated Axis powers. Explores the cliché‚ that Germany is a culture of guilt and Japan a culture of shame.

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Angry White Pyjamas: A scrawny Oxford poet takes lessons from the Tokyo riot police

by Robert Twigger.

The Observer: "His fine eye for eccentricities makes this an entertaining travelogue."


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Dogs & Demons: Tales from the dark side of Japan

by Alex Kerr.

In what may prove to be a highly controversial book, Kerr argues that Japan is in big trouble: a self-destructive country that is systematically destroying its landscape, its environment, its very culture by adherence to ideas and policies that are decades out of date.

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The Koreans: Who they are, what they want, where their future lies

by Michael Breen.

A veteran British journalist examines the history, culture, and economy of North and (principally) South Korea, where he lives for half of each year. Realizing that most readers know Korea only because of the war (1950-53) or because of the communist North's nuclear potential and noisy...


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Things Korean

by O-Nyong Yi, et al.


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Football books – Soccerphile’s Recommendations

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My World

by David Beckham.

The paperback edition of Beckham's bestseller has been reinvented with new photos and fully updated text telling the story of a glam lifestyle, both on and off the pitch.

Paperback, 190x153mm, 224 pages, colour photos throughout.

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The Lawman - an autobiography

An autobiography of Denis Law.

Autobiography of the Manchester United and Scotland hero charts the key points of an illustrious career and reveals how he really felt when he scored the goal that sent United down.

Paperback, 178x111mm, 214 pages, 16 photos.


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Among the Thugs

by Bill Buford.

The author gatecrashes the world of football violence in this illuminating account of the darker side of being amongst the crowd on match day.
Classic and often comic, must-read account of American journalist meets British football hooligans in the 1980s and 90s. Ex-Granta editor Buford begins his odyssey to the ugly heart of fan violence with Man United in Turin in 84 and the book reaches a painful climax with England in Sardinia at Italia 90. In a series of thrilling narratives describing his dark odyssey of discovery into football mob violence, Buford takes us along to comprehend the attraction and ultimate repulsion of that oft-repeated euphemism 'crowd trouble'.

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The Miracle of Castel di Sangro

by Joe McGinniss.

We already knew Joe McGinniss could chill our blood (Fatal Vision) and arouse both our pity and distaste for the Kennedys (The Last Brother), but who knew he could be so funny? (Well, maybe readers who remember The Selling of the President back in 1968.)

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Tear Gas and Ticket Touts

by Eddy Brimson.

Another book from the Brimson back catalogue, this time dealing with the hooliganism in the World Cup 1998 in France. He travelled without any tickets or anywhere to stay and managed to get into every game. He reveals the truth behind the riot on Marseille beach and what really happened when the hooligans were confronted by the French riot police.

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Barmy Army

by Dougie Brimson.

Dougie Brimson looks at the changing face of football violence.

Paperback, 288 pages.


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Sun, Sea and Sexy Football

by Nick White, Anne Wilson (Illustrator).

Paperback, 272 pages.


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CDs, DVDs, Tapes & Videos

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The History of the World Cup

3 CD set or 3 Cassette set.

 

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The History of the World Cup

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The history of the tournament since 1930. Contains highlights of some of the more memorable goals and games.

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England's World Cup Glory Men

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Features highlights from the World Cup games including 1966, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998. Also includes a tribute to Bobby Moore and special features on Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer.


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1966

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The 1966 World Cup Final is arguably the most revered sporting achievement in English history, certainly English football's most frequently eulogised match, but have you actually ever seen it? If not this enhanced DVD release is nothing short of essential. Featuring the original black and white BBC footage.


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1966

DVD. Released 2004

The 1966 England v Germany World Cup Final now available on DVD. The 1966 World Cup Final comes to DVD with a sparkling slew of extras. The choicest feature is the alternative match commentary provided, live, by five of the England team themselves--Jack Charlton, Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst, George Cohen and Gordon Banks.


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Germany 1 England 5

VHS / DVD

Germany 1, England 5 commemorates the game that elevated coach Sven-Goran Eriksson to his (albeit temporary) status as greatest living man in England, after an unforeseen and unforgettable pummelling of the team England love to hate. September 1, 2001, will linger long in the memory as the day...


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England’s Dream Ticket

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A naive Bavarian once stated, "The English gave the world football, but the Germans taught everyone how to play it". Well, in 2001 it was the English who crossed the channel (for the 2nd time) to teach the Euros a lesson! What football fan can deny that the rivalry between England and Germany is one of the biggest in sport.


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Scotland 3 England 2

VHS - Pal. / DVD

World Cup winners humbled at home in 1967 by Scotland - a classic match.


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World Cup 2002 on DVD

(PAL: Europe, Middle East, Japan)

All the goals from all the games. Recommended.


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World Cup 2002 Official Review on DVD

(PAL: Europe, Middle East, Japan)

Official review of all the action from the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan. Relive a great tournament.


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England's 4 Greatest Victories

All on DVD - 1966 World Cup final, Euro 96 versus Holland, 2001 5-1 v. Germany and 1-0 v. Argentina in Sapporo 2002.


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David Beckham - Close Up

Beckham's best moments on DVD.


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Euro 2004 Review on DVD.

Euro 2004 Official Review

(PAL: Europe, Middle East, Japan)

All the goals and match highlights from the 2004 European Championships in Portugal on DVD.


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World Cup 1998 Review on DVD.

The Story Continues : Golden Moments of World Cup 1998

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All the goals and match highlights from the World Cup 1998 Championships in France on DVD.


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World Cup Music CDS

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Nippon Full On! The Unofficial Anthem of the Japan National Team

by DJ Stormer

A caning tech beat mixed into the tweaked and filtered mayhem of a packed Japanese soccer stadium. Rock to the heartbeat of Japan's soccer mania with this stylishly feel-good digital spin with the fans.

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Fifa 2002 World Cup Anthem [Audio CD SINGLE] + Album

by Vangelis.

Catchy tunes from bearded synth master.

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The World Cup Album 2002.

by Various Artists (inc. Vangelis)

A souvenir from the World Cup 2002 with most nations involved having some musical contribution ... Tuninsian and Slovenian pop superstars and with Ant and Dec representing England singing 'On the Ball'!

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