My Soccer Book

Author: Gail Gibbons
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688171389
Size: 39.16 MB
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Soccer is fun - let's play! Find all the basics in this lively guide. The markings on a soccer field What soccer players wear The positions, from forward to goalkeeper The excitement of pasing a ball The thrill of making a goal All these and more are included, with a useful glossary at the end.

Soccer In Sun And Shadow

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497639042
Size: 31.41 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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One of Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Sports Books of All Time—a history of soccer as mesmerizing as the game itself The beautiful game deserves a beautiful book, and Eduardo Galeano—one of Latin America’s most acclaimed authors—has written it. From Aztec champions sacrificed to appease the gods, to the goals that were literally scored into wooden posts in Victorian England, to Spain’s victory in the 2010 World Cup, Soccer in Sun and Shadow is a history of the sport unlike any other. Galeano portrays the irruption of South American soccer that made the game sublime: the elegant, mischievous, joyful style based on deft dribbling, close passes, and quick changes in rhythm, perfected by poor black children who had no toy but a rag ball. He describes the superstitions that vex players, the martyrdom of referees, the exquisite misery of fans, the sad denouement of stars past their prime. Striding across the pages are players born with the ball—and entire nations—at their feet: Arthur Friedenreich, the son of a German immigrant and a black washerwoman, who first brought Brazilian style from the slums into the stadiums; Brazil’s Garrincha, whose body, warped by polio, could make the ball dance; and the Dutch great Ruud Gullit, who campaigned against apartheid on and off the pitch. And, of course, Beckenbauer, Pelé, Cruyff, and Maradona, a man blessed with “the hand of God” and a left foot equally as divine. Soccer in Sun and Shadow traces the rise of the soccer industry and the concurrent voyage “from beauty to duty”: attempts to impose a soccer of lightning speed and brute force, one that disdains fantasy and forfeits play for results. Eduardo Galeano, who describes himself as “a beggar for good soccer,” gives the world’s most popular sport all the poetry, passion, and politics it deserves.

The Soccer Book

Author: David Goldblatt
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9781465417497
Size: 28.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A visual guide to soccer looks at the sport's skills, rules, tactics, coaching, teams, players, records, and competitions.


Author: Clive Gifford
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781404244412
Size: 64.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Learn the rules of soccer and the techniques on how to execute plays with a team.


Author: Dev Ross
Publisher: Treasure Bay, Inc.
ISBN: 9781601152398
Size: 33.98 MB
Format: PDF
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Basic information about one of the most popular sports in the world.


Author: Charlotte Guillain
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 9781432934569
Size: 63.84 MB
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Introduces the sport of soccer and describes the clothing, equipment, skills, and health benefits of the activity.


Author: Brian Wingate
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781404209954
Size: 53.59 MB
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Examines the history, rules, and strategy of soccer.


Author: Chrös McDougall
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1614785554
Size: 18.98 MB
Format: PDF
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Best Sport Ever: Soccer takes readers from the beginnings of soccer to present day with a focus on the legends, the amazing stories, and the unique characteristics that makes the sport great. Discover the ancient history of soccer, the equipment used in the game then and now, the thrill of the first goal, and the achievements of Didier Drogba, Pelé, Diego Maradona, Mia Hamm, David Beckham, and so many others in this amazing overview of the Best Sport Ever: Soccer! Through colorful descriptions, a glossary, additional resources, engaging sidebars that go "beyond the basics" into advanced skills and health benefits, and more, the Best Sport Ever series cannot be missed for today's sports fan.

Soccer Perfect Shooting Techniques

Author: Thomas Dooley
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 184126346X
Size: 11.52 MB
Format: PDF
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Victory or defeat is often determined by a successful shot on goal. Goals make soccer interesting, in fact they may be considered the icing on the cake. But to score a goal the player also needs other skills, such as coordination, take-off power/explosiveness, passing, receiving and controlling the ball, dribbling, and good one-on-one playing ability. It is important to remember that the bulk of a player's actions during a game on the field consist of movements. Good conditioning and technique combined with mental toughness are good basic prerequisites for successful goal scoring. This book highlights all of these facets and shows them as tried-and-tested approaches in a number of sample exercises.


Author: Suzanne Bazemore
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1429640251
Size: 61.70 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Describes the science behind the sport of soccer, including kicking, ball control, and goalkeeping"--Provided by publisher.