Brazil's Ronaldo (C) and Rivaldo (L) kiss the Fifa World Cup trophy in 2002. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gave his players passages from the Art of War during the tournament. Photo: Reuters Brazil's Ronaldo (C) and Rivaldo (L) kiss the Fifa World Cup trophy in 2002. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gave his players passages from the Art of War during the tournament. Photo: Reuters
Brazil's Ronaldo (C) and Rivaldo (L) kiss the Fifa World Cup trophy in 2002. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gave his players passages from the Art of War during the tournament. Photo: Reuters

Sun Tzu’s Art of War helped Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Brazil win the 2002 World Cup – and now it’s been translated into football

  • British coach Liam Shannon has published first translation of the Art of War into football language
  • Chinese general’s tome used as inspiration by Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari at 2002 World Cup win

Topic |   Fifa
Brazil's Ronaldo (C) and Rivaldo (L) kiss the Fifa World Cup trophy in 2002. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gave his players passages from the Art of War during the tournament. Photo: Reuters Brazil's Ronaldo (C) and Rivaldo (L) kiss the Fifa World Cup trophy in 2002. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gave his players passages from the Art of War during the tournament. Photo: Reuters
Brazil's Ronaldo (C) and Rivaldo (L) kiss the Fifa World Cup trophy in 2002. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gave his players passages from the Art of War during the tournament. Photo: Reuters
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