Why Is Soccer Played Eleven Against Eleven? reveals one hundred facts of soccer history and rules. Some of these facts are unknown, and yet some are little known. Whether little know facts or unknown facts, you will learn why soccer is played eleven against eleven, why soccer 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. Why Is Soccer Played Eleven Against Eleven is packed with funny anecdotes, weird tales, and stories such as the case of a player who scored a goal…without ever having stepped on the pitch. This book is the complete resource on the beautiful game of soccer.
Millions of soccer 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.
About the Author
Luciano Wernicke was born in Argentina. He graduated from the University of Salvador with a degree in journalism. Wernicke worked for 22 years in the news agency Diarios y Noticias (DyN) and for numerous Argentine media such as the sports newspaper Olé. He has also written articles for publications in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Wernicke taught for almost 20 years in institutions such as the Círculo de Periodistas Deportivos and the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE). His books have been published in North and South America.