The greatest sporting contest on the planet marks its 80th birthday in 2010 and this wonderfully illustrated book provides a vivid celebration of the football World Cup's golden years. Drawing on the vast photographic archive of the Daily Mirror, it focuses on the tournaments of the past, bringing back to life a time of pure sporting theater, spectacle, and glory.
pure sporting theatre, spectacle and glory.
is a journalist and writer behind a number of books. He is the author of When Football Was Football: Tottenham Hotspur, and is the co-author of the bestselling Spurs Miscellany and the critically acclaimed The Boys From White Hart Lane. He was also a major contributor to The Spurs Opus, When Saturday Comes: The half-decent football book, and Football: The Ultimate Guide. He has also reported and written for the Sunday Mirror, The Guardian, and Time Out.