Welcome to the latest World Soccer newsletter. This month we bring you the first part of an exclusive interview with Cristiano Ronaldo, in which the man tipped to sweep the board at this year’s best player awards, talks about his early career. Also, in-form Barcelona striker, Samuel Eto’o, explains why he is happy to stay at Camp Nou. Regular columnist Brian Glanville sees a tough road ahead for new Portsmouth boss Tony Adams, while World Soccer editor, Gavin Hamilton, offers his backing to Michel Platini. There’s also a typically forthright response from Paul Gardner to the Premier League’s ‘Respect’ campaign.
The new issue of World Soccer carries an interview with Deco in which the Portuguese midfielder shares his thoughts on life at Chelsea. Elsewhere, new West Ham’s new manager, Gianfranco Zola, compares English football with that of his native Italy.
The latest issue also looks at the surprise appointment of Diego Maradona as the new Argentina coach and speculates on the motives behind David Beckham’s move to Italy. From England, we look at the transformation of the national team under Fabio Capello, while Sid Lowe, our Spain correspondent, reveals a culture of paranoia surrounding the two Madrid clubs. Our Country Spotlight falls upon Bulgaria, while this month’s Soccer City is a special edition from Japan. With the Club World Cup on the horizon, Brian Glanville looks back to the 1960s and the violent encounters between European and South American sides. As always, our Talent Scout section features some of the brightest talents in the game today.
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