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Unofficial Football World Champions: 2018 World Cup Edition

Tuesday 03/July/2018 - 08:59 AM
Book cover
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Edited by: Yara Sameh

The Unofficial Football World Championships is probably the most exciting football competition on Earth. Its amazing story involves legendary teams and footballing minnows، classic finals and forgotten friendlies، celebrated players and unsung heroes.

An alternative soccer history، Unofficial Football World Champions reveals international football's real champions and offers up a fresh perspective on the greatest game in the world.

Paperback: 240 pages
Author: Paul Brown
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 4 edition (March 6، 2018)
Language: English
Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches

About the Author
Paul Brown is a football writer from the North East of England. He created the UFWC in 2003، and first wrote about it in FourFourTwo magazine in 2004. He wrote the first edition of this book in 2006. His other football books include Savage Enthusiasm: A History of Football Fans and The Victorian Football Miscellany. He writes regularly about football for FourFourTwo، When Saturday Comes، The Blizzard and other newspapers، magazines and websites.

Editorial Reviews
"The UFWC title is decided on a 'winner stays on' basis، going back to the first ever international in 1872. Analysing classic title matches، from 1966 and all that to Zimbabwe 2-0 Angola in 2005، it becomes a fascinating history of football. Five stars." - FourFourTwo

"Written with no little humour and a keen eye for detail. This book is not only interesting for the journey it covers، but for the sense of enthusiasm and sheer fun that come through its pages." - Football book Reviews

"Once you begin reading the book it's easy to to lose yourself and before you know it you've travelled through 138 years of international football. A refreshing and informative، yet incredibly entertaining read." - Chris Faulkner، Late Tackle

"Not only does 'Unofficial Football World Champions' present a version of how the game historically developed in an informative and entertaining fashion، it is one of the most well researched and written football books to be released in recent years. No ranking system is required to confirm that this essential and fascinating book won't be bettered for a long time. And that is official." - Chris Ledger، Obscure Music and Football

"It is a great read and one for any football fan. Brown's writing style is one based on humour and that helps making a potentially dry factual book into one that is a compelling journey. We award this FIFA 5 stars!" - Stuart Fuller، The Ball Is Round

"Essential reading for anyone with an interest in international football. A history of football that doesn't just celebrate the giants but offers a moment of often unwitting glory to any nation that plays the game." - Andrew Coyle، STV Sport

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