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The World Cup's Strangest Moments: Extraordinary But True Tales from 80 Years of World Cup Football

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Find out how a dog called Pickleshelped the Football Association, why an England captain was arrested by Colombian police, where the Mexican wave really started, why the German fans taunt the Dutch with cheesy insults, and which defender was shot for scoring an own goal. With stories from every single tournament since the inaugural contest for the Jules Rimet trophy in 193 ...more
Paperback, 305 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Anova Books (first published September 1st 2005)
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Oct 14, 2012 Sean O'Reilly rated it really liked it
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I picked this up from a Bookcrossing zone last summer thinking that my son might be interested. Unfortunately it didn't appeal to him and so it festered in his room until we packed up to move house in December.

At first I put it with the pile of books awaiting release, not really intending to read it myself. Then picked it up one evening and before I knew it I was 50 pages in. Some of the episodes related were familiar to me, although I found that even these were interesting and amusing as the au
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May 15, 2015 Pacyfa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I love these sorts of short anecdotes but this book definitely needs to be read with breaks. The format is very short one or two page story that with time just blurs. I did not like that the author was trying to make a punt, or finish each anecdote with a punch line, unnecessary and forced. Great for football fanatics but take some time reading it.
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Peter J Seddon was born in Derby in 1956 and was educated at Derby School and Leicester University, where he gained an Honours Degree in history. He first watched Derby County at the age of eight and has followed their ups and downs ever since as a season ticket holder. A member of the Association of Sports Historians and Football Statisticians, his interest in football extends to its very early d ...more
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