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Learn to:

  • Get a handle on soccer rules and regulations
  • Grasp the basic moves and plays
  • Improve dribbling, passing, and other skills
  • Appreciate this popular pastime

Learn the basics, improve your game knowledge, and reach yoursoccer playing goals

Do you get a kick out of soccer? Whether you're a youth leagueplayer, a soccer parent, or a World Cup fan, here at last is thebook you've been waiting for. Now updated with the latest history,stats, and rules of this popular sport, Soccer For Dummiesis the ultimate guide to the greatest and most popular sport on theplanet.

  • Kick off - get a beginner's history of soccer, from itsearly days in China to the modern game that's showcased in stadiumsand played on soccer fields all across the globe
  • Get to the nitty-gritty - discover the rules of the game,what each player on the field is expected to do, the tactics theyemploy, and the skills they need to play
  • The biggest sport in the world - explore everything aboutthe professional game of soccer, from the biggest show on earth- the FIFA World Cup - to other international tournamentssuch as the European Championships, Copa America, and the CONCACAFGold Cup
  • For fans - find out what you can expect at a professionalsoccer game, as well as the lowdown on where you can find soccer ontelevision, online, in newspapers, magazines, books, movies, and onDVDs

Open the book and find:

  • How soccer is played (and scored)
  • Tips on coaching, how to keep fit, and how to play "thebeautiful game"
  • An in-depth look at women's soccer
  • How club soccer is organized across the world
  • Important international and club teams
  • Fun soccer facts and interesting tidbits
  • A look at the game's most fascinating players

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