When the South African Premier Soccer League season kicked off on the first weekend of August, several players will be looking to revive their careers at new clubs. For one player in particular, there was more to prove than most.
In the September issus of World soccer, we identify the next generation of young stars, profiling the 50 players set to make their breakthrough this season.
Manchester United’s Shinji Kagawa is the subject of our player profile. Camp Nou is the first stadium in our new feature on the great grounds of the world.
We also look back at Mexico’s unlikely Olympic success and ask what now for Brazil’s vanquished coach, Mano Menezes.
Plus, there’s all our usual features including Dispatches provided by our global network of correspondents, and informed opinions from our stable of established columnists.
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