GOOOAAAAAL! Get ready for a front-row seat at the world's most-watched sporting eventthe World Cup.
Every four years, thirty-two of the best men's soccer teams from across the globe compete for the title of FIFA World Cup winner. Over one billion people tuned in worldwide to watch the final game of the 2014 competition, making the World Cup the most widely viewed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Summer Olympics! This book takes a look back at what has changed since the first tournament in 1930 and what lies ahead for the most popular sport in the world.
About the Author
Bonnie Bader has written several Who Was? biographies for young readers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Table of Contents
What Is the World Cup? 1
The Games Kick Off 5
Italian Winning Streak-1934 and 1938 18
The World Cup Returns 29
First-Timers and Repeaters 55
Red-Card Mania 66
The World Cup Comes to the United States 70
Two Hosts and a Head Butt 81