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The History of the World Cup – 2010 Edition

Brian Glanville

The World Cup is the largest sports event outside the summer Olympics: the progress of the 32 countries which qualify for the finals is watched by billions all over the globe. Since the very first World Cup in Uruguay in 1930, there have been 18 finals, held every four years (with a 12-year break over the World War II period). The World Cup in South Africa will be the 19th. Brian Glanville, the distinguished journalist and World Cup historian, has written a fascinating history of the event. Here are the men who played, the goals they scored, the triumphs, the failures, the shocks and the scandals. Here are the stories of heroes – Pele, Eusebio, Bobby Charlton, Franz Beckenbauer, Johann Cruyff, Diego Maradona and many more – as well as the villains, the managers, the referees and the football politicians. It is one of the greatest stories of world sport.

The World Cup is the largest sports event outside the summer Olympics: the progress of the 32 countries which qualify for the finals is watched by billions all over the globe. Since the very first World Cup in Uruguay in 1930, there have been 18 finals, held every four years (with a 12-year break over the World War II period). The World Cup in South Africa will be the 19th. Brian Glanville, the distinguished journalist and World Cup historian, has written a fascinating history of the event. Here are the men who played, the goals they scored, the triumphs, the failures, the shocks and the scandals. Here are the stories of heroes – Pele, Eusebio, Bobby Charlton, Franz Beckenbauer, Johann Cruyff, Diego Maradona and many more – as well as the villains, the managers, the referees and the football politicians. It is one of the greatest stories of world sport.
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The World Cup is the largest sports event outside the summer Olympics: the progress of the 32 countries which qualify for the finals is watched by billions all over the globe. Since the very first World Cup in Uruguay in 1930, there have been 18 finals, held every four years (with a 12-year break over the World War II period). The World Cup in South Africa will be the 19th. Brian Glanville, the distinguished journalist and World Cup historian, has written a fascinating history of the event. Here are the men who played, the goals they scored, the triumphs, the failures, the shocks and the scandals. Here are the stories of heroes – Pele, Eusebio, Bobby Charlton, Franz Beckenbauer, Johann Cruyff, Diego Maradona and many more – as well as the villains, the managers, the referees and the football politicians. It is one of the greatest stories of world sport.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bob Wilson

Length:

5h 3m


Chapters

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02:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:58


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:00


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:06


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

10:05


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:24


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

10:38


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:50


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:14


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:41


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:13


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:45


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:34


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:46


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

00:29


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:35


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:56


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

01:05


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

01:58


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

01:08


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

01:38


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

00:50


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:30


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:46


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:36


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:20


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

01:56


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:03


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

01:45