本刊物內容是授權並譯自英國足球權威機構所出版的"World Cup Superstar 2014"，以32支球隊的超級球星介紹為主軸，可望滿足最近台灣市場上興起的一股追星熱潮。They call it the greatest show on earth. It brings together 32 teams from all 5 continents, 736 of the world's greatest players, and we've picked the top 100. Some of the names in here you’ll know well, some you may never have heard of before. Whichever it is we hope that you find our profiles illuminating and informing.
We’ve set out to give you a glimpse of the character of all these top players – a sense of why they’re worthy of your attention, and what sort of player they are. It’s not always easy – they’re either surrounded by publicity machines, or they barely exist as far as the written word is concerned, but our team of top writers has scoured the globe for nuggets of information to bring to you.
One thing’s for sure – these players are all superstars. And their stories help illustrate one of the truly remarkable things about the World Cup. at players of such differing backgrounds, beliefs and cultures can come together and celebrate that very diversity. Football becomes the thing that unites them, erases their differences. In front of the referee, they are all just players, whether millionaire celebrities or lower-league journeymen, they all have exactly the same opportunity to shine. And we love to watch them do it. So roll out the red carpet, let the fanfare begin, and bring on the World Cup.
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