The book ‘What Does the World Really Mean to Me’ is available for download

World Soccer Talk® is pleased to announce that What the World Cup means to me The eBook is now available as a free download. Football fans can find it by registering on our worldsoccertalk.com/worldcupbook website.

The eBook is well designed and has a natural look and feel to 29 pages. Each essay in the eBook has a picture of them. So, on the back page of the eBook, all the iconography is combined to form one coherent image. At the moment, the design of the cover is inspired by the Middle East.

Some of the biggest names in US football media

What the World Cup means to me features 25 original essays many famous words in soccer media circles. They include:

Simon Kuper, author of Soccernomics and author of Financial Times
Rebecca Lowe, NBC Sports presenter
Danny Higginbotham, football analyst for NBC Sports, ESPN, and Philadelphia Union
Ian Joy, football analyst for CBS Sports and New York FC
Tim Vickery, a football journalist
Adam Spangler, executive director of Nike
Tommy Smyth, co-ordinator of Grumpy Pundits
Brian Phillips, a New York Times best-selling author
Phil Schoen, beIN SPORTS analyst
John Devlin, True Color Designer and Author
Laurence McKenna, True Geordie and Kickoff co-host
John Nicholson, football writer 365 and author of “Can we get our football back?”
Misha Sher, world head of sports, recreation, and culture at Mediacom
Jonathan Tannenwald, football writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer
Janusz Michallik, ESPN football analyst and Sirius XM
Chris Oakley, designer of Kitbliss
Daryl Grove, Podcast host General Soccer Show (rest in peace)
Christopher Harris, Publisher of the World Football Talk
Peter Lupson, author of “Thank God for Football” and “Across the Park”
Kyle Fansler, editor of the World Soccer Talk theme
Kartik Krishnaiyer, senior author of the World Soccer Speech
Juan Arango, a football commentator
Richard Farley, producer of soccer content
Richard Whittall, author
Paul Bestall, director of the Mysteries and Monsters podcast

What’s special about eBook is that everyone has their own opinion about what the World Cup means to them. There are shared memories, but we all get different meanings from the competition.

In addition to stories published with key words in the game of soccer, the Soccer World Cup wants to hear from you – football fans. We want to read your stories of what the World Cup means to you. To share your story, write your contribution in the comments section on the page of Your Story for the World Cup.

The background story of the eBook release

First published in 2010, but fully revised and with many new chapters for the 2022 edition, the eBook represents a time trial. Interestingly, some of the participants featured in the 2010 edition have reached higher and better levels. For example, Rebecca Lowe at the time was a freelance journalist at ESPN UK. Brian Phillips was a blogger, writing pieces for his website, Game Run. Sadly, one of the contributors, Daryl Grove from Total Soccer Show, died in 2020 after a battle with cancer.

World Soccer Talk has published many eBooks including a wide range of football titles including guides to cut the strings and a place to find leagues on television, as well as personal experiences following popular festivals around the world. Among our published books are Blue and Envy – My American Journey to Manchester City and SoccerWarz: Within the American Soccer Feud between MLS, NASL and USL, both available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, SmashWords and all the major booksellers.

What the World Cup means to me

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