Become a real football expert with Lib4RI

Dr. Rainer Rees-Mertins, 08. June 2016

Were you always wondering about the spin of the ball of Christiano Ronaldo’s free kicks? Is it possible to calculate the outcome of the European Championship statistically? Are they still playing with leather balls and shoes? How do I take the perfect soccer picture? These and many other topics are covered in the e-books linked below. Of course we do not specifically acquire books on football for our collection, but we still found quite some e-books therein that cover the topic from different angles. So the Lib4RI team highly recommends these readings if you would like to become a real football expert, there is still some time before the European Championship starts this Friday. So enjoy reading and don’t get stuck so deep in literature that you forget to actually watch the matches!

The Science of Soccer

Soccer Shoe Design and Its Influence on Player’s Performance

Soccer Ball Design

Competitive balance in national European soccer competitions

The Flight Trajectory of a Non-Spinning Soccer Ball

Photographing Outdoor Sports: The Right Settings, Gear, and Tips for Capturing Baseball, Soccer, Surfing, and Other Outdoor Events

Global Sports: Cultures, Markets and Organizations: Soccer in Brazil, England, and Germany

Endurance Aspects of Soccer and Other Field Games

The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization: Football

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