Football For Dummies<sup>®</sup>

    Football For Dummies®

    Whether you want to impress friends and colleagues with new-found football wisdom, brush up on details you're unsure about (the offside rule, anyone?) or improve your practical skills, this is the book for you! Covering all the basics of the game, rules and tactics, as well as giving an in-depth history of the sport and how it has evolved to the present day, this indispensable guide will get you up to speed on the most popular game in the world in no time. With dream team formations, tips on football betting and supporting, essential coverage on the World Cup, and stats on current teams, players and managers both at home and abroad, football expert and Guardian journalist Scott Murray keeps it fun, fresh and knowledgeable to get you through the major tournaments and beyond.

    Football For Dummies includes:

    PART 1: KICK OFFChapter 1: The bare essentials                                         Chapter 2: A rich history                                   Chapter 3: Get your boots on - the gear you need      

    PART 2: PLAYING THE GAME  Chapter 4: Laying down the lawsChapter 5: Positions and tactics      Chapter 6: Honing your skills          Chapter 7: Talented training                            Chapter 8: Coaching, managing and leadership          Chapter 9: Putting it all into practice                               

    PART 3: THE WORLD OF FOOTBALL                  Chapter 11: The World Cup                             Chapter 12: The international scene                              Chapter 13: The British club scene                 Chapter 14: Taking on the world    Chapter 15: Women's football                                         

    PART 4: FANS ENCLOSURE                            Chapter 16: Going to the match                      Chapter 17: Read all about it...                      Chapter 18: Compulsive viewing: Football on TV (and film, and DVD...)            Chapter 19: Joining in (sort of...)    

    PART 5: THE PART OF TENS                         Chapter 20: Great players                                       Chapter 21: Great managersChapter 22: Great matches                                   Chapter 23: Bad behaviour                                                             

    PART 6: APPENDICESAppendix 1: Appendix A: Honour Boards                                    Appendix 2: Glossary                                                                        Appendix 3: Key Football Organisations

    John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 1.edition
    ENG EISBN:9780470664407