In this amazing book, Luciano Wernicke has collected the most amusing, strange and incredible stories that have happened in different soccer World Cups. Hilarious anecdotes and passionate feats showing the human side of the most popular of sports. Some of them are related to the unforeseen circumstances on the field, the stands or concentrations. Others refer to events that happened further from the stadiums in order to aid in presenting a historical context around each competition. The book explores each of the stages of the soccer World Cup through the unforgettable matches, the personalities and records. Throughout the cups, many players have refused to leave the field even with a broken bone. A talented player placed beauty over the end result by nailing a penalty shot, and honor over unfair play by knocking over a bold and cheating rival. A forward chose death over serving Nazi propaganda, while another continued playing after suffering a heart attack in the middle of the match, and yet another defender was killed for defending his honesty after having committed the sin of sending a goal shot. A delicious book that will amuse us through revealing stories of unknown aspects of the event that every four years puts the world on hold.