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By Clemente Angelo Lisi

ISBN-10: 081085905X

ISBN-13: 9780810859050

There's no carrying occasion extra renowned than the area Cup. For one month each 4 years, hundreds and hundreds of hundreds of thousands of individuals round the planet flip their awareness to the match. humans name in ailing to paintings. fanatics pack into bars to monitor video games or remain domestic for days at a time glued to their television units. Even wars cease. not anything else turns out to topic. the 1st global Cup, gained via Uruguay in 1930, featured simply thirteen groups. at the present time, the event contains 32 countries, and the ultimate by myself is watched through an expected worldwide viewers that exceeds a billion audience. indisputably, soccer_or football_is the planet's hobby, and the area Cup is the last word wearing occasion. In A historical past of the realm Cup: 1930-2006, reporter Clemente Lisi chronicles this overseas phenomenon, supplying vibrant debts of person video games: from the tournament's origins in 1930 to fashionable instances. The booklet additionally highlights the avid gamers and coaches who left their mark at the pageant during the last six a long time, together with Diego Maradona, Juste Fontaine, Franz Beckenbauer, Mario Kempes, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, and, in fact, PelZ. although different histories of the area Cup principally forget about the U.S.'s contribution to the contest, this quantity highlights the development of the yank groups during the last a number of a long time. And whereas the scope of this e-book permits American fanatics to extra completely get pleasure from a background of the realm Cup_the booklet can be of curiosity to any fan of the game. that includes a thesaurus of phrases, facts for every pageant, photographs, and profiles of the main memorable_and controversial_figures of the game, A historical past of the realm Cup offers a desirable learn for fanatics of the sport.

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The game turned fierce following the goal. Italian referee Francesco Mattea lost control of the match and players on both sides were given free reign to run wild. In between all of the fouling, the Austrians added a second goal in the 53rd minute when striker Karl Zischek unleashed a potent shot past goalkeeper Antal Szabo. The Hungarians didn’t let their defensive lapses get the best of them and pulled one back fourteen minutes later when Bela Sarosi, one of the few on the field able to keep his composure amid the mayhem, scored on a penalty kick.

The game was headed into overtime, but 120 minutes was not enough to decide a winner. A replay would be played the following day—but this time with some changes. The replay at Berta Stadium featured some of the same enthusiastic fans, but almost none of the same players. Both coaches called on fresh legs (five changes for the Italians and seven for Spain), but player after player collapsed from exhaustion during an unbearably humid afternoon. Baert was replaced by Swiss referee René Mercet, but his handling of the game would prove to be no better.

The Uruguayan team, which had gone undefeated at the tournament, could not have given its fans a better present in the year of its centenary. World Cup founder and FIFA president Jules Rimet (left) presents the trophy that bears his name for the first time in 1930 to Uruguay’s Raul Jude, president of that country’s soccer association (Credit: EMPICS). qxd 6/26/07 1:42 PM Page 20 CHAPTER 2 1934 The success of the first World Cup quickly turned the tournament into soccer’s premier competition. Unlike the first World Cup where most European teams turned down invitations to participate, this time thirty-two of FIFA’s fifty members wanted a shot at the trophy.

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