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Anthony Ranieri is a Melbourne-based professional with a bachelor’s degree in human resources, and he has extensive experience working in senior corporate positions in that capacity. He has written many business articles on the topic of job hunting. Tandem Press in Australia and New Zealand published his first book, How to Find a Job in 6 Weeks, in 2003.
Anthony is a football aficionado and, during his spare time, was an active referee for over ten years before retiring from the profession. He has coached football at the junior level and followed the careers of his children in the sport as a parent. The idea of writing a book about his passion for football bloomed a long time ago, and this is his first work in the football genre.

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What's the story behind your latest book?
I consider myself a football aficionado, and I have opinions about the future of the sport. There are weaknesses in the current system for identifying talent, and particularly for those kids that don’t get a chance to participate for a variety of reasons. They may live in remote communities and don’t have the resources to support them. There is also an unconscious bias when identifying talent and selecting the best players. This drives a lack of inclusion in our sport. The story was driven by greater transparency in sport and how new technology can assist with removing unconscious bias.
What are you working on next?
I am currently in the planning stage of writing volume 2. There is much to consider from the first volume. We continue following the career of Harry Duwala and his rise to fame in professional football. Living away from home and his close family in Australia has not been easy for him. There is the drama of the 2054 FIFA World Cup and the new technologies that revolutionise the tournament. The subversive activity continues with foreign nations imitating the stolen technology, but can they make it work? It's not that simple.
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World Football Domination: The Player Genetic Markers
Series: World Football Domination, Book 3. Pre-release—available December 20, 2020. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Millport Press. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
The journey continues in the next instalment—World Football Domination—Volume Three. Harry Duwala rises to become a football prodigy for his country as he battles adversity in the English Premier League. In the meantime, Gunnar moves into an ambitious project with an advanced proprietary technology that becomes controversial—genetic markers.
World Football Domination: The Player Intelligence Mission
Series: World Football Domination, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,840. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2019 by Millport Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Desperate to win the 2054 FIFA World Cup, Chinese operatives develop a spy drone to steal competitor information that will give them an edge during the tournament. But Gunnar Grimsson and his Player Virtual Identification system have other ideas to thwart their bold move to dominate world football. This all happens whilst Harry Duwala rises to become a football prodigy for his country.
World Football Domination: The Virtual Talent Scout
Series: World Football Domination, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,360. Language: Australian English. Published: July 11, 2019 by Millport Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Sports
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It's 2050 and the renaissance of football (soccer) thinking has just begun. When Gunnar Grimsson's player identification drone goes missing on the outskirts of Iceland's Reykjavik airport, foul play is to blame. Ambitious nations bent on dominating world football at all costs embark on a mission to steal the revolutionary technology. Take a glimpse into the future of world football.

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World Football Domination
It's 2050 and the renaissance of football (soccer) thinking has just begun. When Gunnar Grimsson's player identification drone goes missing on the outskirts of Iceland's Reykjavik airport, foul play is to blame. Ambitious nations bent on dominating world football at all costs embark on a mission to steal the revolutionary technology. Take a glimpse into the future of world football.

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