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This in-depth guide for younger readers contains everything they need to become true 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia experts. There are team and star-player profiles, complemented by outstanding big-match photographs, as well as a results chart to fill in after each match.
Illustrated with over 120 amazing images, all 32 teams are featured together with profiles of 36 star players who will light up the tournament, including Thomas Muller, Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and many more.
Read special features on the teams and complete the fill-in match schedule as the drama of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM) unfolds.
From the makers of the UK's best football magazine! MATCH is the UK's bestselling football annual and is top of Christmas wishlists for footy fans everywhere. Inside the Match Annual 2021 you can find the ultimate guide to Euro 2020, epic interviews with the stars, plus the UK and Ireland dream team and also discover everything you need to know about Messi, Ronaldo, Kane, Salah, Mbappe, Maguire, Hazard, Pogba and all the other top footballers. Plus, it's packed with legendary Prem No.7s, craziest hair of 2019, brain-busting quizzes, the greatest Premiership team ever, bonkers pics, footy stars emojis, cool cartoons and loads more! Don't miss it!
What a save! From the UK's number 1 football magazine, the very best footy annual is back! Crammed full with fun football trivia, quizzes, games, puzzles, top 10s, cartoons and more, this is the only annual fans of the beautiful game will need. Featuring Gary and all of the MOTD presenters, Paz, Ketch, and the planet's top teams and players, Match of the Day Annual 2021 is the best around - it will be on the top of your Christmas list!
The fourth book in the bestselling series that teaches you amazing facts about the world through football. This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads - and it's all about football! Discover when robots play football, where the highest ever football match took place, how referees keep time in matches and what llamas and professional footballers have in common. With hilarious illustrations throughout and laugh-out-loud gags, this is the perfect book for football-mad children everywhere.
Here is a collection of fabulously funny poems put together by John Foster and illustrated with creative genius by Korky Paul. There are poems by a range of authors about all kinds of football matches - including meteorite footballs, football on the moon, a witches versus wizards football match, the goalie with expanding hands, and the Stone Age man who invented football. Guaranteed to delight, this is a perfect introduction to poetry either at home or at school.
Now a lethal striker for his boyhood club - and an international superstar - Marcus Rashford is living his dream. But from navigating a ruthless academy to playing under one of the fiercest managers in the game, Marcus's meteoric rise to the top of Manchester United wasn't always easy. This is the story of how a boy from Manchester used his passion and his talent to steer himself on a path to greatness. This fictionalised biography is one of the new titles in Ransom's Tales from the Pitch series. Each book focuses on one up-and-coming football superstar, often players who are still to reach the summit of their career. The players are from all walks of life and have faced failure, injury and rejection, making these moving and inspirational stories. The books are brimming with football banter that will have the knowing fans smiling. And each players story is littered with football tricks and tips, so readers can learn the arts of the glorious game. Tales of the Pitch are easy to read and very fast-paced reads. At only 120 pages long, printed on cream paper with a dyslexia-friendly font, these are ideal books for reluctant and dyslexic readers.
Celebrate the greatest names and teams in football history with this collection of 50 true stories. Discover the greatest football moments of all time in this collection of 50 exciting stories, perfect for fans of Football School: Star Players. Discover the incredible stories of heroes such as Messi, Ronaldo, Klopp and Rapinoe, but also the tales of the dog that helped win the league for his team and the team who won the championship with the very final kick of the game. Bringing together the best names in the game with some truly weird, wonderful and hilarious occurrences, this book is a must-read for any young football fan.
Exactly one thousand stickers with which to decorate not only the scenes in the book, but anything else you so wish, from homemade cards to bedrooms. Packed full of footballs, players, kits, football matches and much more.
Football fans love nothing more than to read about their favourite teams. Although this books is aimed at young teenagers they will delight all ages with their mixture of funny and enlightening stories and will give hours of pleasure discovering quirky facts about your favourite team. Each title is also augmented with a selection of sketches by the young sketch artist Becky Welton that depict some of the stories within. A percentage of net profits from this title will go to the children's charity ChildLine Rocks.
Percy Tau grew up with seven siblings and a single mom in the mining town of Witbank. For Percy and his family, life is tough as their mother struggles to make ends meet. But there is one thing that brings the Tau boys together: soccer. At the Mmagobana Primary School, they quickly make a name for themselves on the soccer team.
Despite the boys’ enthusiasm for the game, Percy’s mom is against him playing soccer. She wants him to get a ‘real job’ – after all, she doesn’t want to see her son struggle in life. But Percy persists, and is invited to join the Sundowns Youth Academy. Here he meets Pitso Mosimane, the Sundowns coach who will teach him all about what it takes to become a professional footballer.
In March 2017 Percy’s life changes forever: he is called up to play for Bafana Bafana and is named as the leading goal-scorer of the season. But just when all is going so well … heartbreak: Percy’s brother is killed in a car crash. Old fears from his childhood come rushing back as his mother blames their misfortune on soccer. But, through it all, the family pull together in their support for one another.
Then, one day, a call comes: Percy is offered a position to play for Brighton – one of the biggest deals ever offered a South African footballer. What will the future hold for one of the brightest stars in South African soccer? Join us on this action-packed adventure in the Road to Glory series.
This is the no.1 fan guide to celebrate the career and achievements of footballer Son Heung-min, currently regarded as an icon of South Korean culture. Packed with cool facts, amazing photography and inspirational quotes, We Love Son Heung-Min follows the footballer's meteoric rise from a 16-year-old prospect at Hamburger SV to a star player at Tottenham Hotspur and a South Korean megastar. How well do you know Son Heung-min? Discover how he started out in football, the people who inspired him, how his career has flourished since he made the move to Europe's top leagues, and learn about his life away from the pitch, his likes, loves and the things that make him tick. There's something for every fan in this stunning visual biography of one of Asia's greatest sporting icons!
A lively and engaging history of "the beautiful game". Tells the story of football, from its beginnings in the Roman Army to the modern day premiership including how both American Football and Rugby were born. Usborne Young Reading has been developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University.
Little football fans will enjoy bringing the game to life in this colouring book full of fans, players and exciting match action. Scenes to colour include a corner kick, training session and victory parade. The backgrounds are already coloured, so children can focus on the fun parts.
The only official children's companion to Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 (TM), which kicks off on 20 September, 2019. As excitement builds in the run-up to RWC 2019, the official Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 (TM) Kids' Handbook provides the perfect tournament companion for younger rugby fans. It's bursting with information about the host country, Japan, plus the stadiums, top teams, superstar players, Rugby World Cup facts and stats, as well as loads of games, quizzes and puzzles.
Calling all football fans! Get the lowdown on the hottest players in football today - from the major international heroes to up-and-coming stars. This fantastic football fact file will give you all the need-to-know info about the hottest players in the game. There are up-close profiles of 33 stars who will light up the 2018-19 season, from record-setting veterans to the brightest young talents. Check out their key stats, read about their awesome achievements in previous seasons, then put your knowledge to the test with the fiendish quiz.
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RONALDO AND NEYMAR. Prolific, cool-headed and unerringly consistent, Lionel Messi is one of the most revered footballers in history. But did you know that his transfer to Barcelona was first agreed on a paper napkin? Or that an x-ray of his hand was to thank for identifying his growth hormone deficiency? And do you know why he refused to collect his first ever Champions League winner's medal? Find out all this and more in Luca Caioli's classic portrait of a footballing icon, featuring exclusive interviews with those who know him best and even Messi himself.
Step into the shoes of one of the greatest footballers in the world, Ronaldo, in this action-packed 'pick your own path' book. With many possible endings, you must try to navigate your way through the professional world of football and make the right choices at every turn. Will you follow the path of fame and glory, or will you struggle to keep up with the competition?
Written by the author of the Ultimate Football Heroes series, this book is sure to appeal to fans of the series and aspiring footballers everywhere. There is something new to discover every time you open the book and lots of exciting scenarios and endings to experience.
Football fans love nothing more than to read about their favourite teams. Although this books is aimed at young teenagers they will delight all ages with their mixture of funny and enlightening stories and will give hours of pleasure discovering quirky facts about your favourite team. Each title is also augmented with a selection of sketches by the young sketch artist Becky Welton that depict some of the stories within.
A handy pocket-sized paperback book packed with skills and tricks to improve technique on the pitch. Covers all areas of playing the 'beautiful game', from the basics of attacking and defending to the complexities of making a perfect corner kick and obeying the offside rule.
The Match! World Cup 2018 Diary lets you record every game of your World Cup 2018 journey. Make your World Cup predictions and pick your World Cup dream team. Record every match - write in the team line-ups, use stickers to record each goal, card and win. Fill in the match stats, write a match report, choose your star player and rate the match. Fill in the results table for each group. Follow your team's progress through the championship. Record the best moments, greatest goals and top players.
Featuring over 500 hundred stickers, this fun football diary from the makers of Match! magazine is the perfect gift for young footy fans!
Our brand new Football Legends collection showcases and celebrates the lives, careers and skills of 10 world-famous footballers including Harry Kane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Aguero.
With appealing cover artwork and a narrative account of each player's glittering career, these books will delight any footy fan and are a great way of getting children into reading - especially those who wouldn't normally pick up a book.
These goal-den biographies are available at a back-of-the-net price and capture the action and excitement of the Beautiful Game in all its glory.
Titles in this collection (10)
As a teenager, Kylian Mbappe was one of the best footballers on the planet. Now - he just keeps on getting better. Kylian's skill, pace and sensational finishing have fired his clubs and his country to incredible victories, whilst he has established himself firmly in the record books. Follow the whirlwind journey of thisfootball-mad boy from Paris, who never let the weight of the world's expectations slow his journey to becoming a legend. This fictionalised biography is one of the new titles in Ransom's Tales from the Pitch series. Each book focuses on one up-and-coming football superstar, often players who are still to reach the summit of their career. The players are from all walks of life and have faced failure, injury and rejection, making these moving and inspirational stories. The books are brimming with football banter that will have the knowing fans smiling. And each players story is littered with football tricks and tips, so readers can learn the arts of the glorious game. Tales of the Pitch are easy to read and very fast-paced reads. At only 120 pages long, printed on cream paper with a dyslexia-friendly font, these are ideal books for reluctant and dyslexic readers.
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