From the publisher:
Can you name the three World Cup winners who have also won the Golden Boot outright?
Who went on to win the World Cup despite losing their first match?
What was the significance of the black bands that appeared around the goal posts in Argentina in 1978?
Which two World Cups featured no red cards at all?
What did Just Fontaine receive for his feat of scoring 13 goals for France in 1958?
Answers to all these and more in World Cup Nuggets: Everything You Need To Know About Every World Cup. There have been 21 tournaments in 17 different countries since 1930 and each has its own unique moments and stories all captured here. Whether you’re a football addict, a World Cup devotee, or a casual fan there’s something within for everyone.
“Richard’s writing is the perfect World Cup companion, witty and informative but never too earnest. Steal his nuggets and make yourself the most entertaining and well-informed of your friends in the pub chat this winter!’ - Andy Brassell
“All the facts in one place. The essential guide for World Cup watching—or commentating" - Guy Mowbray
“World Cup Nuggets is an extremely handy, very entertaining and totally reliable reference point to have by my side." - Martin Tyler
“If you love football but don’t know who the second smallest country to win the World Cup is, or which legendary striker had to play with his shirt covered in dog pee then this brilliant book is a must-read” - Kevin Day
Richard Foster is a football writer and author of Premier League Nuggets and The Agony and the Ecstasy