This concise, easy-to-read guide breaks down everything you need to know about the biggest sporting spectacle on Earth. Chapters highlight shocking upsets, memorable moments, and the most thrilling games as it explains a tournament that started with just thirteen teams in Uruguay in1930, and has grown into a global phenomenon with hundreds of nations battling for a place at the finals.
An American’s Guide to the 2018 World Cup examines the American team’s participation in the competition that stretches back more than half a century. It relives the incredible victory over England in 1950, the underdog run to the quarterfinals in 2002, and considers their chances in the 2018 edition.
It’s a sweeping story, often humorous and punctuated with personal anecdotes, that is brought to life by an author whose passion and knowledge of the World Cup shines through. It’s a must-have for all American soccer fans.
SubtitleEverything You Need to Know About the Greatest Spectacle in Sports
AuthorBy Stephen Rea
Published6 February 2018
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.
About the author
Stephen Rea is a freelance writer who has been watching the World Cup for four decades. He is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland but has lived in New Orleans, Louisiana since 2004. A former national newspaper journalist in the UK, he penned the critically-acclaimed memoir Finn McCool’s Football Club and writes a weekly column for the official website of the English Premier League club Chelsea.