10 books about sport that every fan should read

As much as we know you’d like to spend every waking minute following plays and tallying points and yelling at the referee, there’s always some dead point during the weekend when there’s no sport on TV and the weather’s too poor to risk a kick-about outside – at which point, what better substitute activity than to read a rollicking novel about sport, eh?

The good, the bad and the ugly: 14 World Cup records – in pictures

We've waited four long years and now finally it's merely hours away to the 2014 World Cup kicks off. To get you pumped for the footballing feast about to grace our screens, we've gathered the good, the bad and the ugly World Cup records. Want to know the fastest sending off or who scored the most goals in a single game, get scrolling.