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THE WORLD THIS MONTH

People in the news…on and off the pitch

4 In pictures
10 From the Editor
14 Keir Radnedge the games whistle-blowers
16 Gordon Banks 1937-2019
18 Paul Gardner the problem with stats
20 Ins & Outs people on the move
22 Brian Glanville England’s number one

EYEWITNESS

26 Asian Cup

HEADLINERS

34 Hakeem Al Araibi
36 Paulo Henrique Ganso
37 Zvonimir Boban
38 Abel Xavier
39 Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona

FEATURES

30 Eyewitness France
40 Player biography Christian Pulisic
46 Special Feature Europe’s footballing hot spots

TALENT SCOUT

54 Expat youth

6 OF THE BEST

56 Stars of the second tier

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL

58 World Cup coaching changes

ARCHIVES

60 March 1982

WORLD SERVICE

64 MLS a look at the upcoming season
66 Libertadores Cup 2019 preview
68 Global diary
69 British Virgin Islands a new start
70 Japan David Villa joins Vissel Kobe
72 South American U20s Brazil flop
74 African Nations Cup final round
76 ESM XI
77 Results, tables, fixtures
80 Squads

RIVALS

82 New York City & New York Red Bulls

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