Welcome to the latest World Soccer newsletter. In a newsletter only exclusive, we bring you interviews with Sepp Blatter, the most powerful man in world football. Plus, we speak to Spurs’ under-pressure manager Martin Jol and offer a French perspective on his arch-rival Arsene Wenger.
The new issue of World Soccer previews the Champions League and the UEFA Cup with expert guides to each team playing European football. We also examine Brazil’s bid for the 2014 World Cup and ask whether the tournament could turn into a logistical and financial nightmare. On a happier note there’s a review of the Asia Cup which saw Iraq overcome countless obstacles to secure an unlikely triumph in Indonesia.
We’ve got an exclusive interview with recent Bayern Munich signing Franck Ribery, plus we speak to new Benfica signing Freddy Adu; a young man determined to prove that his best years are not behind him. Also, Paul Gardner wonders whether in future, the scouting of young footballing talent will be conducted on YouTube. Plus the latest of our travel features looks at the delights on offer in Vienna – host city for the final of next summer’s European Championships.
Our Memories section has Brian Glanville looking back at the fabulous Benfica team of the 1960s while the Pros’ Pro focuses on Gennaro Gattuso.
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