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Two sensational life stories in one fact-packed book! Wayne Rooney is a national hero - a super-skilled striker with a quick touch and deadly shot. He has won trophies for both club and country. Now you can read Wayne's golden story, from his first club appearance to his World Cup performances, inside. Jermain Defoe is one of England's most successful modern-day strikers - with a killer instinct. But he's had to fight every step of the way become the best at what he does. "Football All-Stars is an essential read for every football fan!"
This book introduces young football fans to the World Cup. Packed with fascinating facts about the sport's most important tournament, the book is illustrated with stunning photos of football stars past and present in action, and also includes information about the host nation for the 2018 event, Russia.
Cricket is a game steeped in history and tradition. But it is also one of the most exciting, and rapidly changing, sports in the world. New, fast-paced, forms of the game such as the IPL have attracted a younger fan base, and sponsorship deals and increased media coverage mean that top cricket players are some of the best-known, highly paid, sports stars on the planet. Generation Cricket celebrates the rejuvenation of the game, giving readers a sense of the drama, action and skill involved in playing the game.Generation Cricket: Global Cricket looks at the game in all its many forms, from T20 and test matches to One Day Internationals, Kwik Cricket and even beach cricket. The book explains how cricket has evolved from a game for the elite to one that is played by millions of people, in many different ways, all over the world. It also focuses on some of the most famous competitions in cricket, from the IPL and Twenty20 World Cup to the Ashes and the ICC World Cup and Women's World Cup. All of the ten current Test Nations are detailed, along with their rivalries and some of their most impressive recent performances.Star Player features provide information about the men and women at the top of the sport both now and in the past, including Sachin Tendulkar, Ellyse Perry, Kieron Pollard, Virat Kohli, Kumar Sangakkara and Sir Donald Bradman. A comprehensive guide to the many competitions, leagues and teams in the world of cricket, Generation Cricket: Global Cricket is ideal for cricket lovers aged 9 and above, either for project work or simply as a great leisure read.
This title takes an in-depth look at Manchester United and the business behind one of the most well-known football brands in the industry. From small beginnings, this club has found international success and a global fan base. We cover how the business came into being, the successes and failures over the years, key facts about the industry and their impact on the global market. Readers will learn about branding and the business world with Business Matters features. Each one looks at a different aspect of business and explains it in a clear and concise way for young readers to follow. Key features give information about the Brains Behind the Brand, bringing to the forefront those who run Manchester United today and those who have helped gain glory in the past. Ideal for budding young entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunity! A brilliant read for Mancheseter United and football fans keen to find out how the business behind the brand works. Other titles in the series include: Virgin, YouTube, Topshop, Heinz and ASOS.
Football is the most popular sport in the world, and this infographic guide is the perfect way to take children's love of the sport beyond the pitch.
Whether they want to know who the referee is who has given the most red cards, the name of the most successful international goal scorer, or more about the father of modern football, then it's all here! Opening with the history of the game and the major European leagues, including Serie A, Bundesliga and the FA Cup, then moving on to the larger competitions, from the Africa Cup of Nations, Copa América and Champions League, to the ultimate decider - the World Cup, this book has it all! Then take a closer look at the stadiums, players, money, fans, technology and emerging game in Asia to round off your knowledge of all aspects of the sport.
Using vivid colours, graphic visuals and bold designs, this guide brings football to life on the page with a modern and engaging approach to information.
Meet Raheem Sterling, Ultimate Football Hero.
'It was 14 November 2012. This was the biggest day of Raheem's life so far - after all, you only made your England debut once.'
Sterling is the exciting tale of a boy who followed his passion and became one of the most dynamic young players in world football, winning the hearts of fans along the way. Relive Raheeem Sterling's whirlwind journey in this uplifting story.
Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
Before she was scoring goals, Becky Sauerbrunn was just a kid trying to fit in. Learn more in this first book in a brand-new nonfiction series about the childhoods of your favorite athletes.
Midway through her first soccer game for the US Women’s National Team, Becky Sauerbrunn broke her nose. More to the point, it exploded, really, in a head-to-head collision. Still, it never occurred to her to leave the field until she saw the horrified reaction from her teammates and coaches. Sauerbrunn’s toughness is one of the reasons she has developed into perhaps the finest defender in women’s soccer on the planet.
The source of that toughness? Being the younger sister to two older brothers. Becky would do anything to play with her brothers—including allowing them to duct tape plywood to her forearms so she could play street hockey goalie and have her brothers shoot slapshots at her. Or letting them wrap her in blankets (so tightly she still has a phobia of bundling up) and launch her off the bed, trying to see how far they could get her to fly.
But Sauerbrunn’s brothers also helped her in another important way—they helped her learn to read, which fueled a lifelong passion for books. In fact, she believes that reading has helped train her brain for the kind of problem-solving challenges she faces on the field, defending the most talented forwards in the world. Her cerebral approach, combined with her toughness, are the keys to her soccer success—the roots of both can be traced back to the little girl who wanted to hang with her brothers.
Find out all about the best divisions in world football. Read about the top leagues in Europe, including the Premier League and the Bundesliga. Discover how each league works, the past champions and some of football's greatest stories. The Football World series takes a broad look at football on the world stage, covering players, leagues, competitions and the history of football. Each title includes statistics and fun facts and is perfect for football fans aged 8 and up who want to know it all.
Perfect for football fans who like a good giggle, Football Jokes is filled with hundreds of the most hilarious football jokes around! With funny illustrations by Jane Eccles, young footie fanatics will be laughing through those all-important World Cup games, Premier League matches and European Cup finals. When is a footballer like a baby? When he dribbles. Who's in goal when the ghost team plays football? The ghoulie, of course Why is a football crowd learning to sing like a person opening a tin of sardines? They both have trouble with the key. How can a footballer stop his nose running? Put out a foot and trip it up.
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