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 World's Most Popular Sport

by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski

Paperback, 438 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $16.99 | purchase

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Soccernomics
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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 World's Most Popular Sport
Author
Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski

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Paperback, 328 pages, Perseus Books Group, $15.99, published October 27 2009 | purchase

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Title
Soccernomics
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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 World's Most Popular Sport
Author
Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski

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Book Summary

Using insights and analogies from economics, statistics, psychology, and business to cast a new and entertaining light on how the game of soccer works, "Soccernomics" reveals the often surprisingly counterintuitive truths about the world's most popular game. An essential guide for the 2010 World Cup.