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The book, Three Lions Roar: A Novel of World Cup 2006, is outselling The DaVinci Code on

What book is outselling The DaVinci Code on What is the number one selling sports book online? The answer to both of these questions in Umut Ozturk's one-of-a-kind novel, Three Lions Roar: A Novel of World Cup 2006. In one short year, this book has already been translated into Indonesian and Thai. It is also in the process of being published in German, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, and Chinese. It has already predicted England's standing in the brackets. What other parts of this unique novel will come true?

This novel celebrates the great sport of soccer and the heart-pounding event that is the World Cup. But it is not only for the sports enthusiast. The enthralling plot combines relationships, comedy, drama, and action into a book that everyone will love. It will capture the hearts of athletes, romantics, and dreamers alike.

Umut Ozturk is currently a server at Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2000. He immigrated from Istanbul, Turkey at the age of 11. He lived in Biloxi, Mississippi for 15 years and then moved to Minnesota. On vacation, he lived through Hurricane Katrina. He has written and published two books. He has coached soccer for teams from nine-year old girls to 18-year old young men to championships. All of the soccer players in his novel are named after his actual friends and players. He has also worked at frozen yogurt fast food restaurants, as a valet attendant at casinos, as a cashier at a gas station, and as a resident assistant in college, among others. You may have met him at some point, but not realized that he was also a best-selling author.

About FIFA 2006 and the World Cup:

No other sporting event captures the world's imagination like the FIFA World Cup. Ever since the first tentative competition in Uruguay in 1930, FIFA's flagship has constantly grown in popularity and prestige. An estimated 350 million viewers worldwide followed the Final Draw for the FIFA 2006 World Cup™ from Halle 1 of the Congress Center Leipzig, with images provided by 160 broadcasters. Today, the FIFA World Cup holds the entire global public under its spell. An accumulated audience of over 37 billion people watched the France 98 tournament, including approximately 1.3 billion for the final alone, while over 2.7 million people flocked to watch the 64 matches in the French stadia (information provided by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association's website at

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