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The Big Book of Football by Mundial [9780711258204]

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Dive into the world of football with this mega book of everything to do with the beautiful game. Learn all the lingo from the essential phrases to the bizarre jargon. Meet the greatest players, managers and teams of all time from both the men's and women's games. There are masterclasses from the pros; learn to take a slide tackle like Nesta, bicycle-kick like Zlatan and shoot like Ji So-Yun. Wander through the haircut hall of fame and learn the most iconic goal celebrations. This is an essential guide to the wonderful world of football.
The Basics and the Lingo

History of Football

The Game Through Time

The Greatest Teams of All Time

Football Boots Past to Present

The Evolution of The Ball

The Great Players

Legendary Managers and how they did it

The Key Positions

Managers and Formations

The Big Cups

Amazing Stadiums

Coolest Kits

How to...

Take the Perfect Shot... Like Ji So-yun

Make the Perfect Slide Tackle... Like Alessandro Nesta

Take the Perfect Set Piece... Like David Beckham

Play the Perfect Long Ball... Like Xabi Alonso

Take Penalties... Like Matt Le Tissier

Do Nutmegs... Like Luis Suarez

Have the Perfect First Touch... Like Dennis Bergkamp

Play the Perfect Through Ball... Like Xavi

Beat the Offside Trap... Like Fernando Torres

Do the Perfect Attacking Header... Like Didier Drogba

Do the Perfect Defensive Header... Like Kalidou Koulibaly

Weird and Wonderful



The Big and the Small

Football Lingo from Around the World: A Stir Fried Aeroplane

More than the Game

Respect the Referee

Who's Who?

The Match Day

Crowds and Chants


MUNDIAL is a sharp, funny, stylish, irreverent, and nostalgic Football Magazine. It has a print circulation of 42,000, and is
stocked across three continents - in 200 stores in the USA, 225 in the UK and 50 in ANZ.
They have collaborated with a number of brands such as Adidas and Nike, and recently
partnered with US team LA Galaxy to produce a guide to fan and football culture.

DAMIEN WEIGHILL is an illustrator from the North East of England, based in London. Damien creates illustrations that are full of ideas (of both the smart and the joyfully silly kind). His worked has been used by all sorts of publications, museums and brands including Adidas, V&A, the Guardian, The Times, Google, The New Statesman, Cadbury and New York Magazine.

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