Welcome to the latest World Soccer newsletter. This month we bring you an interview with Robin Van Persie in which the Holland striker discusses life at high-flying Arsenal. Continuing the Dutch theme, veteran midfielder Edgar Davids takes stock on his career. Plus we speak to Italy striker Cristiano Lucarelli who has swapped the comforts of Serie A for a new challenge in the Ukraine.
The new issue of World Soccer uncovers the real Carlos Tevez: from humble beginnings to nascent superstar, we talk to the man at the heart of one of the game’s most controversial transfers. Plus, we speak to Sevilla sporting director Monchi about life after Juande Ramos. There’s also an interview with former Spurs legend Osvaldo Ardilles who is attempting to rebuild a coaching reputation in his native Argentina.
Brian Glanville questions the methods employed by Arsenal as they scour the planet for the world’s most promising young players, and wonders whether Tottenham could have arranged a more dignified exit for departed coach Martin Jol.
With the 16 finalists now in place, we’re also continuing our countdown to the Euro 2008 finals with in-depth features on Germany, Greece and Romania.
Elsewhere, David Conn explains why Manchester United supporters are paying a heavy price for the club’s takeover, while Paul Gardner laments a style of refereeing that favours the defender at the expense of the attacker.
This month’s country spotlight focuses on the Scotland, a nation undergoing something of a renaissance on both the domestic and international fronts, while our travel feature looks at the delights on offer in Milan.
Our Memories section looks back at the Brazil side of 1982, arguably the best team not to have won the World Cup, while the Pros’ Pro focuses on Julio Cruz.
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