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Defenders: Russia - a World Cup 2018 football story by Tom Palmer

Added 16 May 2018 | Updated 13 Jul 18


Children's author Tom Palmer, author of popular football series including Foul Play and Football Academy, is writing a daily story during the 2018 World Cup. The story is designed to be read aloud in the classroom or at home, and follows events on and off the pitch as they happen.

Defenders: Russia follows friends Seth and Nadiya, also known as The Defenders. Together, they solve problems. Ghostly problems. With Seth’s ability to see people from the past and Nadiya’s passion for history, they are the perfect team to take on anything. And that anything is about to kick off in Russia at the World Cup finals. 

The FINAL chapter, Chapter 22, is now ready to download for free. 

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