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Our World Cup
A Fans' Guide to 2018


Publisher: Penguin
RRP: £12.99
ISBN: 978 0 141 38772 7
Publication Date: 05 April 2018

During the Summer of 2018 the entire planet will be glued to its screens as Russia hosts the FIFA World Cup. Just in time for kick off, COPA90 brings football connoisseurs young and old the definitive guide to Russia 2018...

Assuming that there are no diplomatic incidents, and we get through this spring without another world war flaring up, Russia will host the 2018 World Cup this summer.

WIth the Copa90: Our World Cup - A Fans' Guide to 2018, football fans of all ages can be one step ahead of the game with this comprehensive guide to the world's biggest tournament. This isn't just a book about the big teams and the star names - it's the real football fan's World Cup book. Penned by COPA90's own in-house team of football fanatics, it has something for everyone including:

The full run-down on all 32 competing nation, with a focus on each side's biggest legend and most promising young star; A guide to the host nation's stadiums and cities, with info gathered from COPA90's own travels to Russia; and the most memorable moments in World Cup history.

The teams are collected together depending on which group they are in (personally I thought listing them in alphabetical order would have made it easier to find the team you want to read about). It also includes a run down of each country which includes several things like how many World Cups they've won; how many matches they've played; and what % of matches they've won. It also singles out one of their greatest players from the World Cups origins until the present day.

Along with pages on Russia, you'll also find a short history of the World Cup; a number of World Cup controversies; the tournament's greatest performances; and many other little tidbits that are engaging reading.

It's a well laid out book with lots of beautiful, bold imagery, and enough information to bore your mates down the pub.


Nick Smithson

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