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World Soccer

World Soccer

August 2021

Your life made easier - every day. The unrivalled authority on the game of soccer around the world, World Soccer calls upon journalists from the globe's great soccer capitals. The best writers, analytical features and the ability to deliver the inside-track on domestic and world football have made World Soccer an institution. With stunning images and a website delivering up-to-the-minute global results and authoritative insights into the players, politics and power-struggles, the brand constantly looks behind the score-lines. Its insightful writing reaches to the heart of the triumphs, scandals and controversies that constantly emerge in the greatest international sport of them all.

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United Kingdom
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English
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Kelsey Publishing Group
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theworld this month

“The impact of the rule now runs counter to its original purpose as it now dissuades home teams from attacking…it is fair to say that home advantage is nowadays no longer as significant as it once was” UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin confirms that the away goals rule will now be scrapped from UEFA club competitions ENGLAND Sancho eyes Manchester United’s historic No.7 shirt Jadon Sancho has reportedly requested Manchester United’s iconic No.7 shirt after completing his £73 million move from Borussia Dortmund. Edinson Cavani, who signed a one-year extension at Old Trafford towards the end of last season, is the current incumbent of the shirt famously worn by the likes of George Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, and will need to be persuaded to give it up for Sancho. The deal for the…

2 minutos
obituaries

Giampiero BONIPERTI (1928-2021) A true giant of Italian football, Boniperti won 38 international caps – 24 as captain – and played at two World Cups, alongside a record-breaking career with Juventus. Having made his Italy debut aged 19 in 1947, the forward was the leading light of the post-war era for both club and country. Boniperti captained Italy at the1954 World Cup, and helped Juve to five Serie A titles and two Italian Cups. Alongside Wales legend John Charles and Argentine forward Omar Sivori, he formed a deadly attacking trident. He retired in 1961 with an all-time high 179 goals for the club – a record that stood until Alessandro Del Piero overtook it in 2006 – before going on to become president in 1971. Under his reign, Juve won 16…

3 minutos
a to z

A is for Atmosphere, as football fans returned to stadiums across Europe, most notably packing out the Puskas Arena in Budapest and Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium. B is for Bold. The tournament average of 2.78 goals per game was the most since 1976. C is for Continental. This was the first European Championship held in cities all across Europe. D is for Denmark. Their support for Christian Eriksen and wave of emotion on going all the way to the semi-finals provided a lasting memory. E is for Endurance. Concerns over fatigue were cast aside as players managed to put on a brilliant show after gruelling domestic seasons. F is for Finland. The tournament debutants almost qualified from their group thanks to Joel Pohjanpalo’s winning header against Denmark. G is for Goran Pandev. The 37-year-old was given a…

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group e

MONDAY JUNE 14, 5PM POLAND (Linetty 46) (0) 1 SLOVAKIA (Szczesny18 og, Skriniar 69) (1) 2 Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg Att: 12,862. Ref: Hategan (Rou) POLAND Szczesny; Bereszynski, Glik, Bednarek; Jozwiak, Linetty (Frankowski 74), Krychowiak, Klich (Moder 85), Rybus (Puchacz 74); Zielinski (Swiderski 85), Lewandowski Krychowiak Krychowiak SLOVAKIA Dubravka; Pekarik (Koscelnik 79), Satka, Skriniar, Hubocan; Kucka, Hromada (Hrosovsky 79); Haraslin (Duris 87), Hamsik, Mak (Suslov 87); Duda (Gregus 90+2) Hubocan GOALS 0-1 A tricky run into the box by Robert Mak foxes the Polish defence, his shot taking two deflections: a ricochet off the post and against keeper Wojciech Szczesny, before going in. 1-1 A neat Polish move ends with a pull-back on the touchline and a finish by Karol Linetty. 1-2 A striker’s turn and shot by centre-back Milan Skriniar puts Slovakia back in the lead. SLOVAKIA SHOCK POLAND IN OPENER Slovakia got off to a flying start…

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messi finally wins his first major international trophy

ARGENTINA 1 (Di Maria 22) BRAZIL 0 It was the scraggy plaster taped over the gaping wound, the grand finale of a controversial tournament besieged by problems, that few had even wanted to play, but that had spat out the dream end tie. Right at the death, football had found the script. After 28 long years without an international trophy, two Copa America final penalty shootout defeats to Chile in recent years and an agonising extra-time loss in the 2014 World Cup final against Germany, Argentina are celebrating once again. Against swashbuckling Brazil, kings of the continent over the past few years and firm tournament favourites from the start, Angel Di Maria’s first-half strike sealed a surprise 1-0 win to hand Argentina a joint-record 15th Copa America trophy. In football’s oldest international tournament, between the game’s…

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team of the tournament

GOALKEEPER Emiliano MARTINEZ (Argentina) At long last, Argentina have a keeper. Such a reassuring and commanding presence, it is astonishing to believe La Albiceleste have taken until this Copa America to finally settle on the 28-year-old Aston Villa rock as their number one. Kept three successive clean sheets before his controversial penalty antics v Colombia heroically steered Argentina into the final. Maradona would have been proud. DEFENDERS Nahitan NANDEZ (Uruguay) Rumoured to be on Marcelo Bielsa’s shopping list at Leeds United, the Cagliari midfielder was mainly used at right-back this tournament where he thrived as a constant menace driving to the by-line. Not afraid to take on his man and dart into the box, he was Uruguay’s standout player this Copa. MARQUINHOS (Brazil) Once more showed why he is comfortably South America’s best defender. Makes everything seem so simple with…