Welcome to the latest World Soccer newsletter. This month we bring you an exclusive interview with England under-21 coach Stuart Pearce, in which the former Manchester City boss outlines the challenge facing English football. Also, regular columnist Brian Glanville looks back at the latest round of international matches, while World Soccer editor, Gavin Hamilton, wonders whether his interview with Cristiano Ronaldo might have prompted Manchester United into issuing a quick riposte.
The new issue of World Soccer carries an exclusive, in-depth interview with Ronaldo in which the Manchester United winger looks back on his career and explains why he rejected the overtures of Real Madrid in the summer. Elsewhere, there is an interview with Barcelona’s Cameroon striker, Samuel Eto’o, who confirms that he has resolved his differences with the club.
The latest issue also contains Sid Lowe’s thoughts on a particularly ugly Catalan derby encounter, while Paddy Agnew questions why so many former Italian footballers have succumbed to a rare muscle-wasting disease. From England, David Conn examines the latest developments in the Carlos Tevez saga, and Keir Radnedge looks at the escalating problems facing UEFA president Michel Platini. Our Country Spotlight falls upon China, while Hamburg is the location for this month’s Soccer City. As always, our Talent Scout section features some of the brightest talents in the game today. Also, there’s the chance to vote in our 27th annual awards.
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