ESPN Publishing Releases World Cup Bookazine


ESPN Publishing Releases World Cup Bookazine

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The ESPN 2010 World Cup Guide

Whether you are a rabid soccer fan or a casual consumer the 2010 World Cup is on your radar and ESPN Publishing has something for everyone on the spectrum – a collector’s edition, stand-alone bookazine dedicated to the largest international sporting event to every hit the continent of Africa: “The ESPN 2010 World Cup Guide” – available nationwide for $9.99.

The 110-page stand-alone is a fun and entertaining intro to World Cup 2010. It explores the quirky and unexpected angles that define the Cup experience from the stadiums to the music to the ball. The ESPN 2010 World Cup Guide includes a World Cup Glossary, a break down of all 32 teams and a complete broadcast schedule. And, as the World Cup lands in Africa for the first time, it explores just how far the game has progressed in its 80-year history and on the African continent.


The Rise of African Soccer
Since arriving on the continent in the 1860s, and throughout the turbulent decades that followed, football has brought pride and prestige to all Africans. By Jeff Bradley

Measure of Success
U.S. players know there’s more to soccer than winning and losing. By Luke Cyphers

World Cup Glossary
All you need to know to be a soccer expert—or sound like one, anyway. By Sara Brady

Man in the Middle
The World Cup’s biggest moments are often decided by the ref. By Doug McIntyre

Six Teams That Could Win (But Won’t) … And Six Teams That Won’t Win  (But Could)
History says the winner of the World Cup is all too predictable. That doesn’t mean it’s easy to pick. By Michael J. Agovino

Amazing But True World Cup Stories
From political plots to a pooch named Pickles, an illustrated history of the wildest event in sports. By Anthony Lappe and Ward Sutton

Show Stoppers
There’s more to keeping goal than making saves. Our resident expert shares the tricks of his trade. By Shaka Hislop (as told to Luke Cyphers)

Group Previews
Players, picks and predictions for all 32 teams. By Michael J. Agovino, Luke Cyphers, Sulaiman Folarin and Doug McIntyre

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