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MATCH! 15 June 2021

If you’ve got a football-mad kid, then you need to get them a digital subscription to MATCH Magazine! Packed full of the latest Premier League news, interviews with the games biggest stars, and more stats and facts than you can shake a stick at, each issue brings young fans closer to the teams they love! For your budding future stars, MATCH Magazine also has detailed tips and guides to help them hone their talents and show off their footballing skills. There’s also quizzes and jokes in every issue to keep them entertained and all the scores from the Premier and Football Leagues.

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
51 Issues

in this issue

1 min

Akanji Bednarek Benzema Blind Bonucci Cancelo Donnarumma Felix Forrest Hamsik Hojbjerg Jozwiak Kante Kimmich Kovacic Locatelli Mertens Moreno Mount Muller Pedri Perisic Pickford Rashford Robertson Sabitzer Sommer Sparv Tielemans Vestergaard ANSWERS! 2. Ferran Torres; 3. Kevin De Bruyne; 4. Memphis Depay. Soccer Scrabble: Scotland. Spot The Ball: H17. Name The Country: Fernandes – Portugal; Werner – Germany; Digne – France; Christensen – Denmark. MATCH Winner: Kieffer Moore. Footy At The Films: Jadon Sancho. Wordsearch: See right. Schmeichel. Brain-Buster: 1. Portugal; 2. True; 3. England; 4. No.9; 5. Antoine Griezmann; 6. Portugal; 7. True; 8. Wales; 9. 1996; 10. Sergio Busquets. Euro 2020 Special 2 Who Am I?: Luka Modric. Yannick Carrrasco Quiz: 1. 27; 2. Ligue 1; 3. Atletico Madrid; 4. More than 40; 5. True. Close-Up: 1. Xherdan Shaqiri; Euro 2020 Special 1 Flashback: Robert Lewandowski. FIFA 21 Challenge: Thiago. Club Sharers: Barcelona. Transfer Tracker: 2013-15 – Celtic; 2015-18 – Brondby. Mega Mash-Up: Kasper…

6 min
transfer scout

WATCH HIM Ukraine v Austria Group C Monday, June 21 5pm, ITV RUSLAN MALINOVSKYI ATALANTA Age: 28 Position: Att. midfielder The midfield magician has been linked with a move to Chelsea, PSG and Inter. He’s been massively impressive for Atalanta in Serie A, picking up tons of goals and assists along the way! MY REPORT: WATCH HIM Ukraine v Austria Group C Monday, June 21 5pm, ITV MARCEL SABITZER RB LEIPZIG Age: 27 Position: Att. midfielder His contract expires at the end of next season and he has no intention of renewing! RB Leipzig want to cash in this summer and a possible £35m move to Tottenham is on the cards! MY REPORT: WATCH HIM Russia v Denmark Group B Monday, June 21 8pm, BBC THOMAS DELANEY BORUSSIA DORTMUND Age: 29 Position: Midfielder The defensive midfielder has fallen down the pecking order at Dortmund, so he could be available…

1 min
did you know?

18 Michel Platini scored an 18-minute hat-trick for France against Yugoslavia at Euro ’84! 1968 The semi-final between the USSR and Italy at Euro ’68 was decided by the toss of a coin! 2 Spain’s Fernando Torres is the only star to score in two finals at the Euros! 8 This is Joachim Low’s eighth major comp as Germany manager, but it’ll also be his last! Hansi Flick will take over after the Euros! 31 No team has played as many games as England at the European Championship without ever reaching the final. Ouch! 734 Spain once went 734 minutes without conceding a goal at the Euros! 18 Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches is the youngest player to appear in the final of the Euros, at 18 years and 327 days old! 13 Nobody has made more appearances as captain at the Euros than Gianluigi Buffon…

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wonderkids to watch!

FERRAN TORRES SPAIN The sky’s the limit for the Man. City and Spain forward! He emerged as one of the nation’s brightest talents at youth level and is ready to make his mark on the senior stage at the Euros. Pep Guardiola recently said he can see the 21-year-old developing into a striker, but he normally plays as a winger for his national side! DID YOU KNOW? He won the Euros at both Under-17 and Under-19 level for Spain so he knows what it means! PHIL FODEN ENGLAND Before the tournament started, MATCH predicted Phil Foden to win Euro 2020’s Young Player of the Tournament prize, so the pressure was on the midfield magician from the very first whistle! He’s already proven he can handle his nerves, though – winning ten trophies at Man.…

1 min
battle of britain!

OLDEST RIVALRY! Scotland v England is officially the oldest rivalry in international football – fact! The two nations played the first-ever FIFA-recognised international football match way back in 1872. They’d already played five unofficial games before their 1872 clash at Glasgow cricket ground, which ended in a 0-0 draw. Total anti-climax! RECORD ATTENDANCE! From that first-ever fixture, the home nations then played each other every year in the British Home Championship until 1989, with 149,415 supporters packed into Hampden Park for their 1937 clash – a European record for an international football game! NEAR NEIGHBOURS! Of course, what makes this rivalry extra juicy is that Scotland and England are neighbours! Just like Portugal v Spain, Argentina v Brazil, Netherlands v Germany and loads of other international rivalries, you always want to beat the nation next…

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father & son

MAZINHO The Brazilian-born baller started out his career in his home country, but moved to Europe in the early 1990s! He played 35 times for Brazil as a midfielder or full-back, and was part of their 1989 Copa America-winning squad as well as their 1994 World Cup-winning team. Hero! FACTFILE! DOB: 08.04.66 Country: Brazil Caps: 35 Height: 5ft 9ins Position: Midfielder/Full-back Clubs: Vasco da Gama, Lecce, Fiorentina, Palmeiras, Valencia, Celta Vigo, Elche & Vitoria THIAGO Thiago was born in Italy and could’ve represented Brazil like his dad, but eventually chose to play for Spain – the country where he grew up! He joined Barcelona when he was just 14 and progressed through their academy ranks alongside his brother Rafinha! FACTFILE! DOB: 11.04.91 Country: Spain Caps: 42 Height: 5ft 9ins Position: Midfielder Clubs: Barcelona, Bayern Munich & Liverpool MATCH VERDICT! Mazinho can boast about winning a World Cup…