Welcome to the latest World Soccer newsletter. This month we bring you an exclusive interview with Luiz Felipe Scolari, in which the Chelsea manager discusses the challenges that lie ahead. Also, regular columnist Brian Glanville wonders whether Scolari’s boss, Roman Abramovich, is considering selling his stake in the club, while World Soccer editor, Gavin Hamilton looks at the bidding process for the 2018 World Cup.

The new issue of World Soccer is a special edition looking at the prospects for football. We’ve asked several of our leading writers to peer into their crystal ball and tell us whether they like what they see. From Paul Gardner’s radical on-the-pitch innovations to Keir Radnedge’s analysis of the how the sport will be in run in the coming years, we hope we’ve provoked a stimulating debate on the future of the game.

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