Soccer is one of the most universal sports, and this book is a fantastic one-stop guide to learning and playing the game. Featuring dynamic step-by-step design, practical advice on all aspects of the game from an expert author, and action-packed photography featuring today’s leading pros, this book is a practical and accessible guide that will help young players of all levels improve their skills. Starting with the basics such as the rules and equipment, and moving through passing, heading, goal-keeping and scoring to more advanced topics such as volleys, swerves, and attacking—this book lays out the entire game in accessible, easy-to-follow instruction. Features on the all-time great players, the FIFA World Cup, and unusual versions on the sport enhance the core tutorials. Whether it’s a young child just learning the game, a more experienced player building their skills, or a parent or coach who wants a good kid-friendly reference, this book is perfect for soccer fans everywhere.
About the Author
Clive Gifford is an award-winning author who has written hundreds of articles and more than 100 books. For Kingfisher, Clive's titles include The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia, Soccer Skills, Golf, Olympics, and The Book of Bad Things. Clive lives in Manchester, England.