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ERIC Number: EJ804659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul-15
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
"Soccer": The Beautiful Game
Spires, Todd
Library Journal, v133 n12 p39-42 Jul 2008
Soccer, or football as it is called in the rest of the world, is the most popular and fastest-growing global sport, with an estimated 240 million people regularly playing what Brazilian star Pele called "the beautiful game." Millions, worldwide, watch it on television. In 2006, the average viewership for each match of the month-long World Cup was 93 million viewers, and more than three times that number tuned in for the final between Italy and France. Thanks to youth programs nationwide, soccer today is perhaps the most popular recreational sport for boys and girls. As such, their moms and dads are ever more in need of library resources to aid their enjoyment and understanding of the game, its history, its most gifted players, and best coaching practices, not to mention tracking the professional leagues and governance. They look to their local libraries for soccer books, videos, and periodicals. This article presents a bibliography that offers a selective overview of the sport.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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