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  • World Soccer: August 2012

    July 27, 2012

    In the August 2012 issue of World Soccer, we look ahead to the new season in Europe. We preview all the big leagues and identify the players expected to make an impact during the 2012-13 campaign. There's our usual array of Dispatches from around the world, plus from a tactical perspective, we examine why Germany faltered at Euro 2012. All this and our regular columnists delivering you the best insight into the world of football.

  • World Soccer: July 2012

    July 6, 2012

    The July 2012 issue is our review of the Euro 2012 finals. Featuring a team-by-team review and in-depth analysis of every match, the issue is our indispensable record of the finals in Poland and Ukraine. Also this month, we look ahead to the London 2012 football tournament, which sees the likes of Brazil, Uruguay, Spain and a united Great Britain team, competing for the Olympic title.

  • World Soccer: June 2012

    June 8, 2012

    The June issue of World Soccer is now on sale. In this end-of-season special, we look at the climax to the European campaign and examine the rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, that ultimately helped shape the season. Plus, we have interviews with Dutch destroyer Mark Van Bommel and Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella. French champions Montpelier are the timely subject of our club focus, while elsewhere, we have compiled the votes from our monthly ESM polls to determine the team of the season.

  • World Soccer: Summer 2012

    May 4, 2012

    The Summer 2012 issue of World Soccer is our Euro 2012 special edition. Featuring 132 pages, containing profiles of every player, interviews with all the coaches and some of the key players, you will not find a more comprehensive guide to the finals.

  • World Soccer: May 2012

    April 6, 2012

    In the May issue of World Soccer, we continue our countdown to the Euro 2012 finals by focussing on the playmakers and forwards who promise to shine this summer, as well as identifying the secret weapons who will be looking to make their mark. David Silva is this month's featured Player Biography, while Rio De Janeiro is our Soccer City and Boca Juniors are the subject of the Club Focus. With dispatches from Spain, Brazil, Cameroon, Germany and elsewhere as well as interviews with Carlo Ancelotti and Andriy Shevchenko, be sure not to miss out on this month's World Soccer.

  • World Soccer: April 2012

    March 9, 2012

    In the April 2012 issue we look ahead to a hectic summer of transfer activity, predicting the most in-demand players, and examining the role of the agents who negotiate the big deals. Brazil's legendary playmaker Ronaldinho is the subject of our Player Biography, while elsewhere we look at football's most controversial club owners and Lombardy, Italy, is the subject of this month's Soccer City. All this, plus a review of the African Nations Cup, as well as our usual array of Dispatches from a worldwide network of correspondents.

  • World Soccer: March 2012

    February 10, 2012

    In the March issue we look ahead to the resumption of Champions League with a special feature on the teams, tactics and players to watch in the knockout phase. Juventus schemer Andrea Pirlo is the subject of our Player Biography, while this month’s Big Read asks whether the introduction of goal-line technology could be a huge mistake.

  • World Soccer: February 2012

    January 13, 2012

    In the February 2012 issue of World Soccer we preview the 2012 African Nations Cup. Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is the subject of our Player Biography, while this month's Big Read answers the perennial question of whether sex before a match affects a player's performance. Southern France is the latest Soccer City, while we also carry interviews with Italian international Gianluca Zambrotta and Brazilian playmaker Diego. Plus, the usual array of Dispatches from our global network of correspondents.

  • World Soccer: January 2012

    December 2, 2011

    In the January 2012 issue of World Soccer we look back on the previous 12 months and select the events and personalities of 2011. We also reveal the winners of the annual World Soccer awards and without giving too much away, our featured Player Biography this month is Barcelona's Lionel Messi. Istanbul is our latest Soccer ‘City’, and we begin the countdown to Euro 2012. Plus, there are interviews with Arrigo Sacchi and Karl-Heinze Rummenigge.

  • World Soccer: December 2011

    November 17, 2011

    In the December 2011 issue of World Soccer we examine the role played by football on the uprisings across North Africa. Bayern Munich's French playmaker Franck Ribery is this month’s featured Player Biography, while Italian giants Juventus are the subject of our Club Focus, and Northern Spain is our latest Soccer 'City'. Plus, there's an interview with Cristiano Ronaldo, the world's most prolific goalscorer.