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  • World Soccer: June 2013

    May 10, 2013

    In the June issue of World Soccer, we look ahead to this month's Champions League final at Wembley and ask whether the all-Bundesliga final will usher in a new age German dominance. Plus, where now for Spain, after their super clubs were found wanting at the highest level. Ajax's in-demand forward, Christian Eriksen, is the subject of our Player Profile. Bayern Munich’s Dante is interviewed, while we visit Wembley for this month’s stadium tour. Plus, our usual diverse range of Dispatches from countries as diverse as Spain, Brazil, Italy, Colombia and Trinidad & Tobago.

  • World Soccer: May 2013

    April 12, 2013

    In the May issue of World Soccer, we try and provide the definitive answer to a question that has occupied football fans for years. Namely, which league is the best in the world? You may be surprised at the answer. Tottenham's in-form midfielder, Gareth Bale, is the subject of our Player Profile. We have a special report on football's most deadly rivalry, plus we find out how Mario Balotelli has been getting on since his return to Italy. Bayern Munich's Uli Hoeness is interviewed, while we visit Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park Amsterdam Arena for this month’s stadium tour. Plus, our usual diverse range of Dispatches from countries as diverse as Germany, Brazil, France, Argentina and Barbados.

  • World Soccer: April 2013

    March 15, 2013

    In the April issue of World Soccer Napoli's in-demand striker, Edinson Cavani, is the subject of our Player Profile. We have a special report on the 100 most wanted players in world football. The club focus looks at mega-rich Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, who have come from a war zone but have set their sights on joining the European elite. Christoper Samba is interviewed, while we visit Ajax's Amsterdam Arena for this month's stadium tour. Plus, our usual diverse range of Dispatches from countries as diverse as Spain, Brazil, USA, Malaysia and Greenland.

  • World Soccer: March 2013

    February 15, 2013

    In the March 2013 issue of World Soccer Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie is the subject of our Player Profile. To coincide with the return of the Champions League, we look at the young players we predict will make their mark in this year's competition. Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is interviewed and this month's club focus looks at Bayern Munich. We have a special report on Brazil 2014 as the World Cup hosts race to be ready for next year's kick-off. In Dispatches, our global network of correspondents cover the world of football with reports from Brazil, Argentina, Egypt, Spain and many more places.

  • World Soccer: February 2013

    January 18, 2013

    In the February 2013 issue of World Soccer Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is the subject of our Player Profile. We also look ahead to this month's African Nations Cup, previewing the finalists, whilst charting the subtle shifts in power taking place on the continent. Alessandro del Piero is interviewed, and we also speak to Spurs' Brazilian midfielder Sandro. This month’s Six of the Best features some of the best free-kick takers around at the moment, while we also look at some of football's weirdest diets. In Dispatches our global network of correspondents cover the world of football with reports from Brazil, Italy, Portugal Japan and many more places.

  • World Soccer: January 2013

    December 14, 2012

    In the January 2013 issue of World Soccer we reveal the results of our annual poll. Find out the who you voted out Player, Manager and Coach of 2012. Plus, our panel of experts name their World XI of the year. We have exclusive interviews with Lionel Messi and England manager Roy Hodgson as we look back on the events of the past 12 months. Plus, we salute Brazil, the first country to have played 1000 matches. This month’s Dispatches features Spain, Brazil Germany, Italy, USA and many others.

  • World Soccer: December 2012

    November 16, 2012

    In the December 2012 issue of World Soccer maverick Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is the subject of our Player Profile. Secrets of the Dressing Room is a special report into what goes on behind closed doors in the world of professional football. Vincent Kompany is interviewed about the renaissance in Belgian football, and we also speak to international coach Sinisa Mihajlovic about Serbia's problems on and off the pitch. This month's tactics looks at the changing role of the playmaker, while our players to watch are the stars of the Euro Under-21 play-offs. This month's Dispatches features the man prepared to take on the hooligan gangs in Argentina, Malaga's march in Europe, incompetent officiating in Italy, plus many more reports from around the world.

  • World Soccer: November 2012

    October 19, 2012

    In the November 2012 issue of World Soccer, Atletico Madrid's in-form, in-demand striker, Radamel Falcao, is the subject of our player biography. We look into the controversial subject of third party ownership of players, following the money trail across the globe to find out the winners and the losers. This month's Stadium Special features La Bombonera, home to Boca Juniors, while there is also a special Dispatch on the connection between cocaine and football in Colombia. Chelsea re the subject of this month's Tactics page. There is also a chance to vote in the annual World Soccer Awards.

  • World Soccer: October 2012

    September 21, 2012

    In the October issue of World Soccer we bring your our essential guide to this season's Champions League and Europa League. This includes a team-by-team guide to the 32 clubs competing in the Champions League, with every club analysed and every player profiled. This month's Stadium Tour visits the San Siro, iconic venue and home to both Milan clubs. Our Dispatches correspondents traverse the globe to bring you stories from Spain, France, Argentina and Brazil. Former England coach Steve McClaren, now flourishing at FC Twente, provides a fascinating face-to-face interview.

  • World Soccer: September 2012

    August 24, 2012

    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.