- Paperback: 648 pages
- Publisher: Aurum Press; Third Edition, Third edition edition (March 31, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 184513527X
- ISBN-13: 978-1845135270
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.9 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,106,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The World Cup: The Complete History Third Edition, Third edition Edition
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THE WORLD CUP:THE COMPLETE HISTORY appears, on the surface, to follow FREDDI'S path. But beware. It falls fall woefully short. Yes, you get the line-ups of each match (including substitutions) along with the name of the match officials. Goals are assigned to the appropriate goals scorers but without the times of the goal. That denies you any sense of what the momentum changes were of the match and in which order the goals were scored, robbing you of any sense of drama.
Another problem is with the narratives surrounding the matches. In the FREDDI volume the narratives are crisply written and give an excellent review of the match. In the newer volume the narratives are wordy and long. This makes for tedious reading.
One strength of the newer volume it that it provides detail about the qualifying matches. I found this interesting as usually this part of any world cup is ignored beyond the final scores.
But this is not enough to recommend THE WORLD CUP: THE COMPLETE HISTORY. Yes, a project like this becomes dated with each new World Cup final, but my feeling is that this new attempt doesn't satisfy in the way the original book did. CHRIS FREDDI, if you're alive and able, we need you to update your original work.