Troubador Goald!

Released: 01/03/2013

ISBN: 9781780884196

Format: Paperback

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Olympic Football: the road from 1900 to 2012


Billions watch the Olympics, and follow the world's number one sport- football. But how do these two 19th Century inventions fit together?

'Goald!' tells the story of Olympic football from the easy-going 1900's to London 2012, when over 160 countries aimed to win medals. The world's original football tournament may be the least known in Europe, but it helped change the game and introduced teams and players of the highest quality; Uruguay, the 1920's sensations, Puskas's Hungary. New African teams (Nigeria and Cameroon) reached their peak at the Olympics. Klinsmann, Ronaldo, Messi first drew a global audience at these tournaments.

Read about thirty tournaments where goals do mean gold.

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