Be a football genius with this goal-scoring guide to the beautiful game. Packed with vital tips and tricks, as well as astounding, mind-boggling stats, from the origins of football to the FIFA World Cup, Goal! is a vibrant, visual guide to everything you need to know about the world's most popular game.
Amazing CGI images show you everything from fouls to free kicks and everything in between. Who is the greatest striker ever to play football? How do you do the Cruyff turn? Where is the perfect place is to put a penalty? How far do players run during a match? Goal! doesn't just tell you the answers - it shows you.
Full contents include: Ancient ball games, Birth of football, football spreads around the world, The modern era, Women's football, Laws of the game, the pitch, Inside a football, Kitted out, Perfect boots, The referee, Assistant referees, Countdown to kick-off, Caught offside, What is a foul?, Free kicks, Taking penalties, Corners, The card system, Goal-line technology, Tracking players, Ball control, Passing, Dribbling, Shooting, Volleying, Heading, Tackling, Goalkeeping, Solid defending, Midfield, Flying forwards, Formations, Set-pieces: attacking, Set-pieces: defending, Football genius, Running a club, The manager, The stadium, Transfers, Training, Injury time, A player's week, The fans, FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championship, Copa América, Africa Cup of Nations, AFC Asia Cup, Olympic Games, FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Champions League, Copa Libertadores