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John Rowlinson 


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Wembley, 30 July 1966... Geoff Hurst completes his hat trick... England are the World Cup champions. Everyone knows how the story ends, but how did it begin? How did Alf Ramsey assemble an England team to win the trophy for the first, and so far only time? This book charts the chequered path to eventual victory.

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Jonathan Mayo
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£14.99

30th July 1966. For millions it was the greatest day of the greatest decade - the date of the finest moment in English sporting history. This is the story of that extraordinary 24 hours, told through the eyes of the players, the fans on the terraces, and those watching and listening at home and abroad.

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Sir Bobby Charlton
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In 1966 England won the World Cup at Wembley. Sir Bobby Charlton, England's greatest ever player, was there on the pitch. In this book, he looks back on the most glorious moment of his life and England's greatest sporting achievement, taking us through the build-up to the tournament and to the final itself.

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Heidi Blake, Jonathan Calvert 


£18.99

The shocking true story behind how Qatar secured the 2022 World Cup and why FIFA agreed to it

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Catherine Etoe, Jennifer O'Neill, Natalia Sollohub, FIFA
£12.99

From 6 June to 5 July 2015, 23 teams from around the world will travel to host nation Canada to contest the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup This guide provides an insightful and in-depth preview of women's football's biggest and greatest tournament. It is suitable for every women's football fan.

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Heidi Blake, Jonathan Calvert
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The shocking true story behind how Qatar secured the 2022 World Cup and why FIFA agreed to it

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Sir Bobby Charlton, Bernard Hill
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£18.99

In 1966 England won the World Cup at Wembley. Sir Bobby Charlton, England's greatest ever player, was there on the pitch. In this book, he takes us through the build-up to the tournament and to the final itself, describing what he saw, what he heard, and what he felt.

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Ian Passingham
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£14.99

66: The World Cup in Real Time retells the story of the iconic 1966 finals as if they were happening today. Fifty years on, newspaper-style reports of all the matches and the off-field news bring the tournament back to life for the reader. Rewind to 1966, relive the gripping, controversial and sometimes comical story of England's greatest triumph.

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Richard Gordon
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£11.99

For Scotland, the World Cup Finals in West Germany in 1974 promised much. How could Scotland not get to the second phase of the tournament for the very first time? This book tells the story of how, astonishingly, it just didn't happen - even though Scotland ended up as the only unbeaten team in the tournament.

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Professor Andrew Zimbalist, Andrew Zimbalist
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Looks beyond the headlines of two of the world's most beloved sporting events: the Olympics and the World Cup. In the expanded and updated edition of his bestselling book, Zimbalist tackles the bogus claim that the cities chosen to host these high-profile sporting events experience an economic windfall.

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Tony Matthews, Robson Bryan
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£15.99

An in-depth study of England's World Cup appearances 1950-2014

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Keir Radnedge, National Football Museum
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£30.00

In the late 1920s, Frenchman Jules Rimet had a grand vision for a global football tournament: he named it the World Cup. This book tells the story of the quadrennial festival of world football. It comprises a narrative account of all the 19 tournaments played and a preview of Brazil 2014.

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Gabriele Marcotti
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£8.99

Fabio Capello is a born winner. As a midfielder with Roma, Juventus and Milan, he won four Italian league championships and two cups, and played for his country 32 times, scoring a goal at Wembley in 1973 in Italy's first ever win in England. This title tells the story of his remarkable career, and life.

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Peter Seddon
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£8.99

An end-to-end collection of amusing, bizarre and shocking true stories from the pre-eminent competition of the world's favourite sport, replete with a supporting cast of dodgy refs, eccentric mascots and manic managers.

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Clemente Angelo Lisi
£24.95

In A History of the World Cup, Clemente Lisi chronicles the most popular sporting event in the world, providing vivid accounts of individual games from the tournament's origins in 1930 to modern times.

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Brian Glanville, Peter Whitfield
£16.99

A history of the football World Cup, one of the world's greatest sporting events outside the Olympics. It includes a full account of each of the Finals since the first event in 1922 - the goals, the controversies, the rivalries - with the national anthems of each host country setting the scene all the way to the 2006 event in Germany.

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Charlie Connelly
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£10.99

How a European principality of 30,000 people took on the world at football. And lost.

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