World Cup special up for grabs

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 April, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 April, 2010, 12:00am

The Ultimate World Cup Guide 2010 is a must-have for football fans.

At 132 pages, it's all a football fan needs to know about the World Cup, the 32 teams playing, the history of the event and all the highlights.

It examines the players and coaches of each team, and provides a group-by-group analysis.

You can read about the greatest scandals and legends, the biggest losers, and many other facts.

Readers can also look back on 80 years of past tournaments in a pictorial history of the event.

The book takes a look at the 10 stadiums where the tournament will be played.

Soccer City in Johannesburg is the venue for the opening and final matches. It resembles a calabash - a type of African pot - and can seat more than 90,000 people.

The 'A to Z of England' section offers many amusing facts on one of the most storied teams in World Cup history. The book comes with a wall chart which allows fans to record the teams' progress. Also included is a random World Cup poster card.

The book costs HK$155 and is available at Relay, Dymocks and Page One.