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The World Cup in 100 Objects


Product Description

The World Cup in 100 Objects tells the illustrious history of the world’s most celebrated sporting event from a unique perspective, using each fascinating object to depict the story of how the tournament developed from Jules Rimet’s first edition in 1930 to the massive festival of football we know today.

Richly illustrated, The World Cup in 100 Objects is a visual feast that contains everything a football fan needs for a nostalgic tour through the beautiful game. The ball used in the very first World Cup final; the shirt Diego Maradona wore during the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal; the referee’s report card from the fiery ‘Battle of Berne’ fixture; the vuvuzelas which provided the soundtrack to the 2010 World Cup, each expertly compiled object tells an important part of the World Cup story.

A collaboration between writer Iain Spragg, Carlton Books’ Andre Deutsch imprint and the National Football Museum, this is the World Cup as it has never been seen before.