Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the US, Japan, Australia, Turkey and Even Iraq Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport

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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.

Publisher: New York : Nation Books, c2009
ISBN: 9781568584256
Characteristics: viii, 328 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Szymanski, Stefan 1960-


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JoshuaBaynes Jul 17, 2012

Interesting book similar to Freakonomics. Starts out really good but loses its appeal 3/4 of the way in. The authors come off as condescending and I do not agree with a lot of the their conclusions, but I was entertained nevertheless. I would Recommend to any soccer fan.

Dec 28, 2011

This book reads like "Freakanomics" or a Gladwell book (like "Tipping Point") and SHOULD be a must read for any pro sports coach (soccer, baseball, football, etc).


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