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June 13 - 19, 2018
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BOOK OF THE WEEK – THE FOOTBALL BOOK, DK, 9780241317631 (DK) BD9.800 for Gulf Weekly Book Club members

Have all the football facts at your fingertips. Learn to shoot like Suárez and dribble like Messi with The Football Book, the ultimate visual guide to planet football.

Discover the world’s best teams and biggest competitions with the ultimate visual guide, fully updated for the 2018 World Cup.

Are you a keen player, a lifelong supporter, or simply an armchair football manager? The Football Book has something for everyone, packed with stats and facts. From the history of football to the most recent tournaments, it reveals the story behind the game.

Use The Football Book to find out about the laws, the tactics, the science and the art of the beautiful game. With a fantastic cover that feels just like a football, it’s a great gift for football lovers and sports enthusiasts alike.

There are profiles of more than 65 of the world’s best sporting nations, including the winners of the 2014 World Cup, Germany, the biggest names in club football and a look at techniques from free-kicks to block tackling.

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia The Official Book (World Cup Russia 2018), KEIR RADNEDGE

9781787390300 (CARLTON)

BD6.400 for Gulf Weekly Book Club members

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, The Official Book is the most authoritative and comprehensive preview of football’s greatest tournament.

Licensed by world football’s governing body, it is packed with stunning photography and expert analysis of each team, its star players and its prospects in the finals.

Essential reading for football fans everywhere, it also features a guide to all 12 stadiums and 11 host cities, a history of the FIFA World Cup and a tournament progress chart for the reader to complete as the competition progresses.

Whether you are watching the games live in Russia, in front of a television at home, with friends at a club, café, or hotel, this official FIFA book is the ultimate tournament preview.

 

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Football Leaks: Uncovering the Dirty Deals Behind the Beautiful Game, Rafael Buschmann, Michael Wulzinger, 9781783351404  (GUARDIAN FABER)

BD6.400 for Gulf Weekly Book Club members

One anonymous football fan. 18.6 million confidential documents. This is the explosive story of the biggest leak in sporting history - and the shady underworld of modern football.

In 2016, a whistle-blower known only as ‘John’ started to leak a treasure trove of top-secret files to German newspaper Der Spiegel. These documents reveal the clandestine dealings of clubs, players and agents at the highest echelons of international football. And the story they tell is astonishing.

From the eye-popping details of player transfers, including Neymar Jr, Pogba and Coutinho, to the loopholes and opaque tax structures that ensure maximum earnings for players and agents alike, this is a tale rife with rapacious greed and questionable deals.

At the same time, it is the gripping story of a fan who wanted to free football from its corrupt overlords - and now finds himself on the run.







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