A Carbondale native has released a book all about the 2018 World Cup, which is happening now.
The book, titled "The World Cup 2018 Book: Everything you Need to Know About the Soccer World Cup," includes expert analysis of all 32 teams competing in the World Cup and key players, an explanation of the "notorious soccer flop," a history of FIFA and the World Cup from 1930 to today, and background about each Russian stadium and host city.
Author Shane Stay is a Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate who has played professional soccer, co-authored other books, has worked as a comedian and founded Leaf Dressing, which makes salad dressing.
The book was published this year by Meyer & Meyer Media of Germany.
— The Southern