Welcome to the latest World Soccer newsletter. This month we bring you an interview with Peter Kenyon in which the Chelsea chief executive outlines his long-term plans for the club. Plus, there’s an exclusive interview with Roma’s talismanic striker Francesco Totti, and a profile of Wesley Sneijder the man charged with replacing David Beckham at Real Madrid.
The new issue of World Soccer has an accent on youth as we identify the 50 most exciting teenagers on the planet. From Manchester United’s Anderson to Arsenal’s Walcott via the maverick Brazilian Kerlon, we highlight tomorrow’s stars today. There are also exclusive interviews with Arsenal’s Robin Van Persie and Italian forward Cristiano Lucarelli.
Brian Glanville tries to unravel the tactical meanderings of Rafa Benitez. There’s also an in-depth study of the Vatican’s unlikely involvement in Italian football, while our Spanish correspondent, Sid Lowe, pays tribute to Lionel Messi. Plus, what happened to Jose Mourinho on his return to Portugal. Elsewhere, Paul Gardner takes a tour of the new Wembley and the Emirates Stadium, and likes what he sees.
This month’s country spotlight focuses on the Ivory Coast, one of the emerging African nations, while our travel feature looks at the delights on offer in Berlin.
Our Memories section looks back on how Silvio Berlusconi transformed not only Milan but also the landscape of Italian football, while the Pros’ Pro focuses on Michael Essien.
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