Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport
Publish date: October 27th 2009
Publisher: Nation Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Originally found on my book blog! This was the best possible book to read before the World Cup because it focuses more on countries as national teams as a whole more than individual teams. There was a lot of information that helped me better understand the World Cup and soccer in general, which is w...
I found the chapters on economic analysis of team cashflow, as well as the analysis on hosting world sporting events the most interesting. Entertaining and thought provoking book!
I am not a die-hard soccer fan, but this book proves that sports are sports and fans are fans. Rightly called "the Moneyball of soccer"