Welcome to the latest World Soccer newsletter. With an eye on the African Cup of Nations being staged in Ghana, we bring you an exclusive interview with Kolo Toure in which the Arsenal defender describes the challenge that lies ahead for the Ivory Coast. We also hear about the problems encountered by Brazil’s former World Cup-winning coach, Carlos Alberto Parreira, in his new role as coach of South Africa. Sticking with the Brazilian theme, Paul Gardner explains why African football needs a dose of South American artistry if it is to fulfill its potential on the world stage.
The new issue of World Soccer brings you a comprehensive preview of the African Cup OF Nations. Our ultimate team-by-team guide contains profiles on all 16 coaches as well as identifying the players to watch over the coming weeks.
Brian Glanville examines Fabio Capello’s appointment as England coach and recollects his previous encounters with the Italian coach. Elsewhere, David Conn explains why all the money flooding into the Premier League will not help Capello.
With the 16 Euro 2008 finalists now in place, we’re also continuing our countdown to the finals with in-depth features on Holland and World Cup winners Italy.
This month’s travel feature looks at the delights on offer in Ghana.
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