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Why Is Soccer Played Eleven Against Eleven?

Everything You Need to Know About Soccer

By: Luciano Wernicke

Price: CAD $20.95


Imprint: Meyer & Meyer Sport

256 Pages

8.5 X 5.51 X 0.63 ins

ISBN:  9781782551379 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 05/10/2018

Why Is Soccer Played Eleven Against Eleven? reveals one hundred facts of soccer history and rules that are either unknown or little known, such as why soccer is played eleven against eleven, why soccer matches last 90 minutes, who the first coach was, how the referee appeared, and who invented goal nets, red and yellow cards, the penalty, and the penalty shoot-out. Included in this book are funny and weird anecdotes, such as the case of a player who scored a goal...without ever having stepped on the pitch, making this book is the complete resource on the game of soccer.

Millions of soccer fans will find all the answers to any question they could possibly have - including those they may not have thought of - in this amusing, yet informative, book by journalist, Luciano Wernicke.

Luciano Wernicke was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated from the University of Salvador with a degree in journalism. Wernicke worked for 22 years in the news agency Diarios y Noticias (DyN) and for numerous Argentine media such as the magazines Humor and El Gráfico and the sports newspaper Olé. He has also written articles for publications in Colombia, Norway, Chile, Ecuador, Japan, the United States, England, and Scotland. Wernicke practiced teaching for almost 20 years in such institutions as the Círculo de Periodistas Deportivos and the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE). His books have been published in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, and the United States.


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