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Whether you play the beautiful game or are simply an armchair fan, you'll find this pocketsized guide to every national soccer team is as informative as it is fun to peruse.
This handy, colorful book is a visual almanac of every recognized national soccer team. Each spread features an illustration of the soccer team's kit, or uniform, accompanied by statistics such as the year it was founded, current players, most famous players and coaches, championship records, global location, its country's flag, and other assorted bits of trivia. The perfect accompaniment to the 2018 World Cup, this book will help new and seasoned fans alike stay on top of the game.

National Teams of the World Reviews | Toppsta

9783791384399
  • ISBN: 9783791384399
  • Pub Date: 29th March 2018
  • Publisher: Prestel
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 460

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22nd June '18
Booyu read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
National Teams of the World 9783791384399
5 stars
Great book, love the bright pages of coloured kits and little facts to show off my knowledge about countries and football. A good read for any football fan.
15th July '18
jackmot read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
National Teams of the World 9783791384399
5 stars
I really liked this book because it has all the national team kits in it and lots of interesting facts. I have had my head in it throughout the World Cup and been using it to wow my family with amazing facts!
9th July '18
I read it myself (an adult) , to Eleanor1 aged 11 aged 11 & to Archie1 aged 9 aged 9
National Teams of the World 9783791384399
5 stars
This book is great! Lots of great facts about national football teams such as biggest win and biggest defeat. Great illustrations of National flags and the football strips. Very concise and the whole family enjoyed looking up facts about the various teams. 
26th July '18
Alex read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
National Teams of the World 9783791384399
5 stars
I liked how that they showed you each teams kit and gave you other facts such as who is their top scorer.It even gives you their history and ranking.
22nd June '18
I read it to LucasChops aged 7 aged 7
National Teams of the World 9783791384399
4 stars
This is a fun little reference book (though presumably could quickly fall out of date).  Nice colourful images of every teams home and away kit, fun facts and an interesting little story about each team.  We've enjoyed referring to it whilst watching the World Cup matches and finding out snippets of information about the teams playing at the time.  It will need complete updating after the World Cup though (all those stats about how many World Cup and European Championships tournaments each team has participated in will become obsolete in a month or so) so I'm quite surprised they didn't wait a little while extra to publish this.
31st July '18
Oli read it themselves aged 13 aged 13
National Teams of the World 9783791384399
4 stars
A nice little chunky book, solid, it has a nice feel to it and a simple classic cover. Good, bright illustrations on national kit accompanied by facts on the nation, FIFA ranking, statistics. Little snippets of information on the associations/confederations of the countries. Personally I'd have liked a bit more information though I think it's definitely good for younger readers, and the information that was given was accessible, well laid out, interesting; all the makings of good conversation starters while the match was on! 
There was a quick, 'go-to' index of Countries at the front which was good because they were organised by the continent/country football confederation/association rather than alphabetically which actually was a bit of a bonus as I hadnt appreciated which national teams played in which associations.
All in all this would make a nice gift for a young person who is enthusiastic about football and loves the stats associated with the game....it would also be great for someone who doesnt think they care about the stats as its a good looking book, nicely illustrated with the kit. I also loved the nice touch of having the national flag alongside, I learnt all my national flags from collecting panini football stickers!
25th June '18
Rory read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
National Teams of the World 9783791384399
4 stars
A really nice reference book. Lots of facts and figures about every team in the world. Not sure how the book would fair long term with stats changing for each team with every tournament but a really nice little book. Who new there were so many football teams in the world. This would make a great gift for a football fan
7th August '18
little fox read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
National Teams of the World 9783791384399
4 stars
my son loved the bold cover and spent hours reading through random teams stats. He loves non fiction footie books like these and seems to absorb all the information. It is a shame it won't be accurate for long as I probably won't be able to pass it down too my younger children.
25th June '18
I read it myself (an adult)
National Teams of the World 9783791384399
4 stars
A chunky, eye-catching book with a simple bold design, it features a double-page spread for every national football team in the world. There are stats for each team covering things like the country's top scorer, their most capped player, their current world ranking, whether or not they have a women's national team, tournament records, biggest wins and losses and even the kit manufacturer. There are full colour pictures of each nation's first and second kits as well as a short paragraph featuring a couple of interesting and/or historical tidbits. 

The only word of caution I would proffer is that a book like this will very quickly go out of date (although each page does have a small section for you to write in recent results). 

That said, this would make a great gift for any football lover, especially when a World Cup is on the go!
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5th October '18
Madina read it themselves aged 13 aged 13
National Teams of the World 9783791384399
3 stars
Lots of facts about every team in the world great thing to have if you are in to football 
26th July '18
Esa Mahmood Asghar read it themselves aged 14 aged 14
National Teams of the World 9783791384399
3 stars
This book is massive!!! It contains details about every international football team that has ever existed. However, some of the information given is simply unnecessary, such as details about the worst loss the Indian football team has ever faced. The world cup only has 32 football teams, yet this book contains descriptions of over 200 teams. A handy guidebook for those obsessed with football, but i wouldn't recommend for those simply looking for information about the World Cup
3rd July '18
I read it myself (an adult) & to Yzabelle aged 8 aged 8
National Teams of the World 9783791384399
3 stars
Great reference book showing information on international football teams, strip, managers, flags etc.
11th August '18
Esa read it themselves aged 14 aged 14
National Teams of the World 9783791384399
3 stars
This book is massive!!! It contains details about every international football team that has ever existed. However, some of the information given is simply unnecessary, such as details about the worst loss the Indian football team has ever faced. The world cup only has 32 football teams, yet this book contains descriptions of over 200 teams. A handy guidebook for those obsessed with football, but i wouldn't recommend for those simply looking for information about the World Cup.
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