90 days to go

90 days to go

90 days to go - unless FIFA decide to change the dates again! - until the 2022 World Cup, and just as the Socceroos will be inspired by Guus Hiddink with a special guest appearance next month, it's time to inspire yourself with two great reads and one fabulous keepsake. 

First, there is our latest football novel, Game by J J Rose, which is a political thriller based around the pursuit of the 2022 World Cup and the competing interests of big money - whether from nation states or corporate interests. Unsurprisingly, all parties will do 'whatever it takes' to win the right to host the tournament. 

Second, there is the real-life non-fiction Whatever It Takes - the Inside Story of the FIFA Way by Bonita Mersiades from 2018 which has lost none of its currency as we head towards kick-off in Doha. It was not only the first, but still the only, insider account of the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup. It has been translated into Arabic, French and German, and is the focus of a new documentary to be released in 16 countries in November. Bonita is also currently finalising a short update to the 2018 version which will be available soon. 

Finally, there's an updated and revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Socceroos by Andrew Howe. The Centenary Edition Encyclopedia of Socceroos 1922 to 2022 will be an even bigger version than the original in 2018. It is updated to include every player who has played for Australia, whether in an A or non-A international, plus some fantastic new charts and updated data from football's number one numbers man. Order it now, as stocks will be limited. 

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