A one-stop look at the most popular sport in the world from the rules, field of play, tactics, skills and players to the clothing and equipment. Includes a detailed history of the World Cup and continental competitions worldwide. With over 1200 illustrations.
Learn all about the World Cup - the history, the rules, the equipment and FIFA before the games begin in June.
See also: World Cup by David Whitfield
Examines all aspects of the game of soccer: its history, rules, techniques, tactics, equipment, playing fields, competitive play, and more.
Learn how size, material, air pressure, and number of panels affect the ball's behaviour. Discover the science behind all the moves: making stellar passes, curving kicks and delivering perfect headers every time. Learn about international competition and fans of the sports around the world.
Presents the game of soccer, including its basic rules, structure, playing positions, needed skills, and great players.
A simple introduction to the basic moves and positions in soccer.
Find out about the different positions played on the field and how each player contributes to the success of the team. Each title features inspirational quotes from famous players, "Skills tips," and "Hall of Fame" panels.
One of the current soccer superstars shares his knowledge, tips and secrets about the game.
Step-by-step photographs and helpful text introduce the game of soccer, including expert coaching tips, from basic techniques to advanced game skills and tactics.
For young athletes who want to learn how to improve their soccer skills and become an advanced player, this exciting guide take readers through step-by-step drills on dribbling, passing, shooting, heading, playing goal, and more.
A training companion and workbook in one, Billy the Magic Mouse guides readers through each chapter, offering a wide variety of tips, including physical condition, mental preparedness, speed, maneuverability, and proven soccer techniques and tactics.
See also: Learning Soccer in the same series.
June 13 - July 13
Official World Cup Mascots
Did you know that each FIFA World Cup since 1966 has had its own mascot? View past mascots and stay tuned to find out what will be the mascot for 2014--some people think it may be a South American animal like the macaw or the puma.
Sergio Saves the Game
Sergio dreams of becoming a soccer superstar, but he can't even kick the ball right. Can hard work help him?
Bruno is only a substitute player, but on the day of the biggest game he is suddenly called in to a tie game with only a minute to go!
Francesca the Football Fairy
Everyone in Fairyland is preparing for the Fairy Olympics, but Jack Frost and his goblins have stolen the magic sporty items so they can win by cheating!
Zombies Don't Play Soccer
The Bailey School Kids investigate a new soccer coach. Will her hard-driving practice sessions turn them into winners or zombies?
Ten-year-old Goose is best at goofing off. Can his friend Henry help Goose improve his skills and become a great goalie for his soccer team?
Tyra hopes to fit in her new school by playing soccer for the school team, but the girls' team is terrible, and the coach is only interested in the boys' team. What can she do?
Horrid Henry and the Soccer Fiend
Moody Margaret thinks she is a better soccer player than Horrid Henry, and Henry is going to prove her wrong.
Sho didn't make the school's soccer team because he is too short, but he is determined and works twice as hard to make his dream come true.
The Secret of Grim Hill
Cat Peters tries to find out how and why the entire soccer team of Grimoire, the private school up the hill, disappeared years ago.
The Million Dollar Kick
Thirteen-year-old Whisper, who hates sports, is torn when she gets a chance to win a million dollars by kicking a goal against a local soccer hero.