Welcome to the latest World Soccer newsletter. This month we bring you an exclusive interview with Marcello Lippi, in which the World Cup-winning coach coach talks about his return to the national team and looks ahead to South Africa. Also, regular columnist Brian Glanville sees no grounds for optimism if England qualify for next year’s World Cup finals, while World Soccer editor, Gavin Hamilton wonders whether Brazil manager Dunga is guilty of hypocrisy.
The new issue of World Soccer contains a special feature on Europe’s in-form striker Fernando Torres. Italy coach Marcello Lippi looks ahead to South Africa and the prospect of Italy retaining the World Cup, while Keir Radnedge investigates the contenders hoping to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
Our Dispatches section brings you even more in-depth coverage from around the globe and includes reports from Italy, Spain, Germany, Brazil and Argentina. Sao Paolo comes under scrutiny in our Spotlight feature and this month’s Soccer City is Barcelona, while our Memories section commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Superga air crash that wiped out the great post-war Torino team.
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