Top 10 World Cup books

Brian Glanville's The Story of the World Cup
Brian Glanville's The Story of the World Cup
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Morecambe Library takes a look at 10 top books published to celebrate this year’s World Cup in Brazil.

1 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Official Book – Andrew McDermott

The official book of the World Cup with lots of photographs and expert analysis of every team and its star players. The book also looks at the stadiums and host cities along with a history of the World Cup. Essential reading for all football fans.

2 The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Fact File – Keir Radnedge

A children’s guide to the World Cup with 100 images and player profiles including Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. There are also features on the stadiums, Fuleco, the World Cup mascot and a chart to fill in as the tournament progresses.

3 Match World Cup 2014 – MATCH

From the makers of Match magazine this book profiles every team involved in the tournament along with features and posters of star players. With key groups and games to watch alongside maps, chat and puzzles, this has lots to keep you busy between matches.

4 Futebol Nation: A Footballing History Of Brazil – David Goldblatt

The story of football in Brazil from the legendary Pelé to corruption and unrest in the game. Here is the whole story including the plays, the fans, the game and the passion.

5 Shocking Brazil: Six Games That Shook The World Cup – Fernando Duarte

With a foreword by Gilberto Silva, this book looks at six past World Cup defeats for the Brazil World Cup Team and how it affected the game in general.

6 The Big Book Of The World Cup: The Complete Guide To The 2014 Finals In Brazil

Packed with facts, stats, trivia and pictures, this is the perfect companion for the World Cup 2014.

7 The Story Of The World Cup: The Essential Companion To Brazil 2014 – Brian Glanville

Brian Glanville takes a look at the world’s biggest football tournament from its origins back in Uruguay in 1930 up to the last tournament in South Africa.

8 The Mammoth Book Of The World Cup: The Definitive Guide 1930-2014 – Nick Holt

A chronological guide to the World Cup from its start in 1930 up to the current tournament in Brazil. It covers all the tournaments to take place looking at the major stars and great games alongside the less well know stories of the ‘greatest show on Earth.’

9 World Cup 2014 (World Cup Fever) – Michael Hurley

This book takes a look at the history of the World Cup and then looks at Brazil and its sporting history, cities and stadiums.

10 World Cup, The: The Complete History: Fourth Edition – Terry Crouch with James Corbett

This is the encyclopaedia of all things related to the World Cup, with the result of every match played in the World Cup and also all players in every team. Sure to score well with football fans!