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Friday, May 6, 2022

Historical Finals of The Azzurri Book

Historical Finals of The Azzurri
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This book chronicles the seven finals of the Italian National Football Team (The Azzurri) from 1934 to 1994:

1934 FIFA World Cup Final Versus Czechoslovakia: 2-1 AET
1936 Olympic Gold Medal Final Versus Austria: 2-1 AET
1938 FIFA World Cup Final Versus Hungary: 4-2
1968 UEFA European Championship Final Versus Yugoslavia: 2-0 (Replay) and 1-1 AET
1970 FIFA World Cup Final Versus Brazil: 1-4
1982 FIFA World Cup Final Versus W. Germany: 3-1
1994 FIFA World Cup Final Versus Brazil: 0-0 AET (2-3 on Penalties)

There will also be quotes from notables of Italian football such as Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Baggio, Enzo Bearzot, Roberto Boninsegna, Alessandro Del Piero, Giacinto Facchetti, Annibale Frossi, Giuseppe Meazza, Silvio Piola, Vittorio Pozzo, Luigi Riva, Roberto Rosato, Giuseppe Rossi, Paolo Rossi, Arrigo Sacchi, Ferruccio Valcareggi and Dino Zoff, respectively.

There will also be quotes from Pelé about the 1970 World Cup final along with Bebeto, Carlos Alberto Parreira, and Romario, discussing the 1994 World Cup.

How To Order:

Steve Amoia
is a freelance writer and translator
based in Washington, D.C. He has been the publisher of World Football Commentaries since 2006 and published The Soccer Translator from 2008 to 2015. He has also contributed at AC Cugini Scuola Calcio, Beyond The Pitch, Football Media, Italian Soccer Serie A.com, Keeper Skool, and Soccerlens (Sportslens), respectively.


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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Soccer Translator Book

The Soccer Translator by Steve Amoia. Published by Barnes & Noble Press.
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This book is an abbreviated version of my former website by the same name. There are three sections with five articles, eight foreign book reviews, and 15 UEFA Pro coaching thesis analyses, respectively. You will find very unique content.

Articles:

"At the Origins of the Phenomenon Mourinho: 'How I Became The Special 1'. "

Interview with AFA and FIFA Referee, Salomé Di Iorio

Italian Soccer in the Mother Tongue

Why Do Americans Call It Soccer?

Foreign Book Reviews:

"A Modo Mio (My Way)" by Giuseppe Rossi with Alessandra Bocci

"Calcio totale" by Arrigo Sacchi with Guido Conti

"Cercando Scirea" by Gianluca Iovine

"E Mo' Te Spiego Roma" by Francesco Totti

"Giochiamo Ancora" by Alessandro Del Piero with Maurizio Crosetti

"il Mio Albero di Natale" by Carlo Ancelotti with Giorgio Ciaschini

"Simeone: Partido A Partido" by Diego Simeone

UEFA Pro Thesis Analyses:

Allegri, Massimiliano: "The Characteristics of Three Midfielders in a Three-Man Midfield."

Bertolini, Milena: "A Week in the 'Cantera' of FC Barcelona."

Crespo, Hernan: "The Modern Footballer: Identity, Nationalism and Internationalization."

Donadoni, Roberto: "Dribbling."

Ferrara, Ciro: "The Concept of Marking in a Man-to-Man and Zonal Defense."

Franceschini, Daniele: "The Movements of an Attacking Midfielder in a Three-Man Midfield."

Inzaghi, Filippo: "A Mentality 'To Be' Winners."

Lorieri, Fabrizio: "The Goalkeeper and His Psychology."

Montella, Vincenzo: "Preseason Preparation: The First 14 Days."

Rastelli, Claudio: "The Sacking as a Moment of Growth for a Football Manager."

Sarri, Maurizio: "The Weekly Preparation of a Game."

Sottil, Andrea: "The Duel: Individual Tactical Principles for Defenders."

Vialli, Gianluca: "The Italian and the Englishman: Thoughts from a Sleepless Night."

Zoratto, Daniele: "Video Preparation of the Opposing Team."

Please Note

Three of the articles and eight of the book reviews were originally published in World Football Commentaries.

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Steve Amoia
is a freelance writer and translator
based in Washington, D.C. He was the publisher of World Football Commentaries from 2006 to 2020 and published The Soccer Translator from 2008 to 2015. He has also contributed at AC Cugini Scuola Calcio, Beyond The Pitch, Football Media, Italian Soccer Serie A.com, Keeper Skool, and Soccerlens (Sportslens), respectively.


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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

World Football Commentaries Book


World Football Commentaries by Steve Amoia
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This book is an abbreviated version of my website, World Football Commentaries, that was updated continuously from 2006 to 2020. There are two sections with 18 articles and 21 book reviews, respectively.

Some of the article topics are as follows:

David Beckham (2)
Interview with an AFA and FIFA Referee, Salomé Di Iorio
Interview with Julian Movsesian of DiBenedetto AS Roma LLC in 2011.
Italian Soccer Terminology
Jaime Moreno
My Chance Meeting with Juventus FC in 1983
My Friend Who Played with Pelé
Cristiano Ronaldo
Luigi "Gigi" Riva
Clarence Seedorf
The History of Soccer Events at RFK Stadium
Why Do Americans Call It Soccer?

Match commentaries:

2017 UEFA World Cup Playoff: Italy v. Sweden, the 2009 Confederations Cup Final: Brazil v. USA, the 2008 Women's Olympic Gold Medal Final: USA v. Brazil, along with the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final: AC Milan v. Liverpool FC.

Book Reviews:

My book reviews focused on titles that were not discussed in significant detail by English-speaking media. For example, Carlo Ancelotti's book on tactics and Diego Simeone's on game management. In addition, the autobiographies of Antonio Conte, Johan Cruyff, Alessandro Del Piero, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Giuseppe Rossi, and Arrigo Sacchi, respectively. Lastly, Francesco Totti's historical guidebook about Rome was a rare undertaking by a famous athlete.

I have also reviewed the works of acclaimed journalists:

Andrés Cantor, Adam Digby, James Dorsey, Andrew Jennings, Simon Kuper, Sid Lowe, Lu Martín, Don Mullan, Riccardo Pratesi, and Grant Wahl et al.

How To Order:
Steve Amoia is a freelance writer and translator based in Washington, D.C. He has been the publisher of World Football Commentaries since 2006 and published The Soccer Translator from 2008 to 2015. He has also contributed at AC Cugini Scuola Calcio, Beyond The Pitch, Football Media, Italian Soccer Serie A.com, Keeper Skool, and Soccerlens (Sportslens), respectively.


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