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Known as football throughout the non-American sports universe, soccer boasts its own unique language, eccentric expressions and unparalleled personalities.

Soccer is the world’s most popular sport by a long shot, even in spite of its peculiarities. For example:

Soccer keeps time in the exact opposite direction of every other sport on the planet.

Soccer matches, not games, are played by men wearing boots rather than cleats atop a pitch instead of a field.

When overdone, the sport’s inexcusable melodramatic flopping may sully a spectator’s enjoyment.

Soccer fans can get flummoxed by the inexplicable calculation of stoppage time and anti-climactic penalty kick shootouts that decide championship games.

However, this international sport, known outside the United States as football, has flourished for generations.

From the wealthiest, to some of the poorest, nations around the globe bask in the brilliance of the Beautiful Game for its incredible athletes, iconic coaches and the passionate fans.

In this FREE book on soccer, you won’t need to fear when facing players named Scarface or The Cannibal, seemingly the sport’s most frightening characters.

You’ll enjoy reading about the cleverly named, but highly entertaining British soccer players like Spice Boy and Calamity James. You’ll even discover there really was a Fifth Beatle.

You’ll look up to (pun intended) the goal scoring exploits of taller, long-necked stars like The Giraffe and Two Meter Peter.

You’ll relish in the allure of the Beautiful Game, the cleanliness of a goalie’s extra-tidy clean sheet and the “joie de vie” that a Frenchman named Va Va Voom exudes.

References to monarchs, leaders and twentieth century politics are captured by this sport. You’ll meet a Kaiser and the Child of a King and even come face to face with soccer’s impenetrable Berlin Wall.

You’ll be impressed by a Genius, dazzled by a Magic Dwarf and enchanted by a Portuguese player with Magic Feet.

Finally, after a little assistance from soccer’s most debated Hand of God, you’ll finish this FREE read by paying homage to the sport’s most sacred celestial stars Messi and Pele.

Kick this book around on your own or pass it to a friend.

If you love the Beautiful Game like me, you’ll want to share these clever comics and lively sports trivia with fellow soccer fans.

And, best yet, the book is FREE!

MIKE – aka Mike Raffone – thee ultimate talking head on sports!

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