Soccernomics Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.s., Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--are Destined to Become the Kings of the Worl (Paperback)
|Author: Simon/ Szymanski Kuper|
From the Publisher:
A pair of award-winning journalists draw on analogies from a range of disciplines to consider why forefront soccer teams win or lose World Cup competitions, offering insight into the playing styles of leading national teams as well as overall factors that influence how the game is played. Original.
Why do England lose? Why does Scotland suck? Why doesn't America dominate the sport internationally...and why do the Germans play with such an efficient but robotic style?
These are questions every soccer aficionado has asked. Soccernomics answers them.
Using insights and analogies from economics, statistics, psychology, and business to cast a new and entertaining light on how the game works, Soccernomics reveals the often surprisingly counterintuitive truths about soccer. An essential guide for the 2010 World Cup, Soccernomics is a new way of looking at the world's most popular game.