The World's Game: A History of Soccer

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Known as much for the emotional outbursts and violence of its fans as for its own stars, soccer (or football, as it is known outside the United States) is a global game. Its international controlling body, FIFA, boasts more members than the United Nations. Bill Murray traces the growth of what during pre-industrial times was called "the simplest game" through its codification in the nineteenth century to the 1994 World Cup, held for the first time in the United States. Murray weaves the sport's growth into the culture and ...

The World's Game: A History of Soccer 1998, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252067181

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The World's Game: A History of Soccer 1996, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252017483

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