Why Is Soccer Played Eleven Against Eleven? reveals one hundred facts of football history and rules that are either unknown or little known, such as why football is played eleven against eleven, why football matches last 90 minutes, who the first coach was, how the referee appeared, and who invented goal nets, red and yellow cards, the penalty, and the penalty shoot-out.
Included in this book are funny and weird anecdotes, such as the case of a player who scored a goal…without ever having stepped on the pitch, making this book the complete resource on the beautiful game of football.
Millions of football fans will find all the answers to any question they could possibly have-including those they may not have thought of-in this amusing, yet informative, book by journalist Luciano Wernicke.
Luciano Wernicke was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied Journalism at the University of Salvador. For 22 years, Luciano worked at the news agency Diarios y Noticias (DyN) and for numerous Argentine media, such as Humor and El Grafico magazines and the sport newspaper Ole. He has also published articles in Colombia, Norway, Chile, Ecuador, Japan, the United States, England, and Scotland. Luciano taught for almost 20 years at the Circulo de Periodistas Deportivos and the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE). He has published books in several languages, including Spanish, English, Italian, Czech, Finnish, and Arabic.
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