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Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia—and Even Iraq—Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World’s Most Popular Sport

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  • TAG : Soccernomics – Soccer Politics / The Politics of Football
  • Using insights and analogies from economics, statistics, psychology, and business to cast a new and entertaining light on how the game of soccer works, "Soccernomics" reveals the often surprisingly counterintuitive truths about the world's most popular game. An essential guide for the 2010 World...

    How has the book been received in the soccer community in Europe?
    “Soccernomics” is out in the U.K., North America and Holland, with various other editions due later this year. The North American audience seems more open to the ideas presented. It’s probably because North American sports fans are more attuned to investigating data, as their sports are traditionally more statistic-heavy than soccer. Also, lots of Americans and Canadians are now becoming soccer fans, and being fairly new to the game, they are open to new ideas.

  • These are questions every football fan has asked. Soccernomics (previously published as Why England Lose) answers them. Written with an economist's brain and a football writer's skill, it applies high-powered analytical tools to everyday football topics.

    Soccernomics isn't in the first place about money. It's about looking at data in new ways. It's about revealing counterintuitive truths about football. It explains all manner of things about the game which newspapers just can't see. It all adds up to a new way of looking at football, beyond clichés about "The Magic of the FA Cup", "England's Shock Defeat" and "Newcastle's New South American Star".

    Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why ...
    Simon Kuper
    Limited preview - 2014

  • Soccernomics
    Simon Kuper
    Limited preview - 2010

    Matthew McGee Summary Bibliography and Rating: The Importance of Soccernomics: Soccernomics puts a whole new perspective on the most played, and watched sport in the world. While what we view on the field is a great spectacle, many things happen that you cannot see from the outside. These include marketing tactics, suicides, poverty in nations, as well as good things such as nationalism and pride of work. An example of the poverty of nations is when, during the world cup in South Africa, a large, elaborate, expensive stadium was built just blocks away from dirt huts and poverty. The money for the stadium could have instead went towards clean water, or other charities. An example of the positive side of soccernomics, is how soccer built up various towns such as Manchester City from Factory Towns into major tourist destinations. These are just some of the events discussed in Soccernomics, in which explored tons of different ideas of the sport.

'Soccernomics,' by Kuper and Syzmanski - SFGate

“Since the publication of the first edition of Soccernomics there have been several attempts to copy its content. Yet few authors in the world of soccer writing can tell a human story like Simon Kuper, and even fewer academics can write an understandable narrative with numbers like Stefan Szymanski. Together the two men raise the bar again, bringing new insights to an already great body of work that is accessible and interesting to the quant and casual reader alike… I highly recommend you pick it up for yourself, even if you have already read the first edition. You will not be disappointed.”