Welcome to the latest World Soccer newsletter. This month we bring you an exclusive interview with Joel Santana, in which the Brazilian explains the unique pressure he is under as coach of the World Cup hosts South Africa. Plus, there’s a profile of Andres Iniesta, the Barcelona midfielder who some regard as the world’s best player. Also, in the light of Fabio Capello’s impressive stewardship, regular columnist Brian Glanville wonders whether England are as good as they seem, while World Soccer editor, Gavin Hamilton takes a look at Real Madrid’s ambitious spending plans for the summer.
The new issue of World Soccer looks back at Barcelona’s triumphant season and reviews the recently completed season across Europe. There’s a preview of the forthcoming Confederations Cup as well as an assessment of South Africa’s readiness to host next year’s World Cup finals.
Guus Hiddink reflects on his enjoyable stay at Chelsea and explains why he had to return to Russia, while, elsewhere, our Dispatches section brings you even more in-depth coverage from around the globe and includes reports from Italy, Spain, Iraq, Brazil, Greece and Ukraine.
Gothenburg comes under scrutiny in our Soccer City feature, while this month’s Memories section looks back at the career of Stanley Matthews.
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