World Cups: Myths and legends
(Mitos y leyendas de los mundiales)
There have been 21 editions of the FIFA World Cup since its first tournament in 1930, each one of them full of the most incredible stories, myths, and legends: one-armed scorers, wars — inside and outside the stadiums,— historical milestones such as the Maracanazo in 1950, the Miracle of Bern in 1954, and Maradona’s “Hand of God” goal followed by the “Goal of the Century” in 1986.
In their new book, World Cups: Myths and Legends, Alberto Montt and Alejandro Varsky compile the most striking stories of one of the most important sports events in the world. With Montt’s characteristic style and humor, the greatest moments of each World Cup come to life with a hilarious twist.
“I began to need Daily Dose as a filthy junkie... Montt’s addictive books ruined my meetings, my friends were so hooked onthem that they stopped talking and stayed there all in silence. We were only interrupted by our own psychotic laughs.”
“Montt mixes apples and oranges and doesn’t ask us to choose one of them. His books are the unusual space where opposites work together. There, the penguin and the polar bear, coming from opposite polesof the planet, find out how exciting it is to share the same bed”
“Really, a genius.”
—Manu Arregui Biziola
• Spanish (World): Planeta