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A kick-off for Qatar

The Most Incredible World Cup Stories captures the rambunctious, funny, controversial and the human side of football and offers a great deal of entertainment to football fans ahead of the World Cup

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The Most Incredible World Cup Stories

Kanika Datta
The Most Incredible World Cup Stories
Author: Luciano Wernicke
Publisher: Niyogi Books
Pages: 240
Price: Rs 595

When was Extra Time first allowed in a World Cup football match? Did you know the legendary Johan Cruyff nearly didn’t play the 1974 tournament because of a commercial sponsorship dispute? Or that Diego Maradona was dropped from the Argentinian team in what would have been his World Cup?

This is all part of a book of trivia, anecdotes and legends that Uruguayan sports journalist Luciano Wernicke has presented to get fans in the mood, if that were needed, ahead of the World Cup in Qatar, played for the

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First Published: Oct 27 2022 | 10:10 PM IST

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