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MATCH! 13 July 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

2 min
ja-done deal!

SUMMER SAGA! Man. United went into the 2020 summer transfer market with Sanch as their No.1 target! It was never going to be a simple deal, with Dortmund slapping a huge £100m price tag on the winger’s head. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano said the clubs were in an “advanced stage” of negotiations, but it all fell through after Dortmund grew frustrated with its progress! MASSIVE MONEY! Despite Liver pool and Chelsea’s interest earlier in the year, Sancho always wanted to link up with United’s attack! He’s agreed personal terms with the club on a five-year deal that will see him earn around £250,000 a week – making him one of the highest paid players at the club behind biggest earner David de Gea! RIVAL REGRETS! Pep Guardiola isn’t gonna look forward to facing Sancho after…

1 min
jamie vardy?

GOAL MACHINE! The lethal striker is all about goals! He netted 27 in 28 games last season for RB Salzburg to help them win their fourth straight Austrian league title, including an eight-minute hat-trick in April. His performances saw him named the league’s Player Of The Year, following in the footsteps of Erling Haaland and Naby Keita! TOP TARGET! The Foxes had to see off loads of competition to land the Zambian goal grabber! Last year gossips reckon he came close to joining Tottenham for £17 million, but was convinced to stay in Austria for another season. The likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and West Ham were also keen on the star, before Leicester landed him for £22m! CLASS COMPARISONS! The fact Daka has incredible pace and fine finishing makes MATCH think he could be the…

1 min
managerial merry-go-round!

LAGE AT LARGE! Wolves have swapped one Portuguese boss for another! Bruno Lage already has some experience of coaching in England – he was assistant to Carlos Carvalhal at Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea before taking over as gaffer of Benfica. He won the league title in his debut season but was sacked in June 2020 and has been looking for a new job ever since. He should get on with Wolves’ Portuguese stars! RAFA RETURNS! Rafa Benitez has become just the second manager in history to take charge of both Everton and Liverpool – and the first in the Premier League era! The Spaniard needs to win over The Toffees supporters after calling The Blues “a small club” back in 2007, but he’s already apologised! More recently he was in charge of Newcastle,…

2 min
tokyo olympics!

TEAM GB! There might not be a men’s Team GB at this summer’s Olympics, but there is a women’s side that we all need to get behind! Led by Norwegian Hege Riise, who actually won the Olympics as a player back in 2000, the squad of players from England, Scotland and Wales are in a tough group with hosts Japan, Chile and Canada! THE FAVES! Obviously Team GB have a great chance of going the distance, but the favourites in the women’s section is the world’s best-ranked and current world champs, the USA! In the men’s tourno, European nations Spain, France and Germany are expected to battle with South American giants Argentina and Brazil for gold! THE STADIUMS! A total of seven stadiums will be used to host both footy tournaments, including five that were…

1 min
win prizes!

Tales From The Pitch Bundle! The Tales From The Pitch series reveals the true and inspiring stories behind some of the planet’s best players – and MATCH has five full bundles to give away! Tales From The Pitch, by Harry Coninx, is published by Ransom Publishing. The full book collection is available now from ransom.co.uk Smiggle Striker Bundle To celebrate the end of the Euros, MATCH has got an awesome Smiggle Striker School Bundle up for grabs for one lucky reader! Smiggle’s sick Striker collection is available in stores or you can buy online at smiggle.co.uk HOW TO ENTER! WWW.MATCHFOOTBALL.CO.UK Then click ‘WIN’ in the navigation bar on the MATCH website. Full T&Cs are available online.…

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Stinkin’ tactics! Well…that’s one way of stopping Marko Arnautovic! Skill-ian Mbappe! The France forward fancies himself at basketball, too! Barmy Bleus! We hope they’re not France’s new kits for next year… Danish delight! Martin Braithwaite has his own personal taxi service! Leaping legend! CR7 isn’t just the Euros’ GOAT, he’s also a frog by the looks of it! Silly sumo! Phil Foden needs to put on weight to become a champ sumo wrestler! Czech-Man! Move on over, Superman – there’s a new hero in town! Rockin’ Romans! Italy definitely channelled their inner Gladiators! Rock, Paper…! It’s definitely easier when you play against yourself! Mr. Flexible! He might be 35 years old, but Manuel Neuer’s still flexible!…