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Match of the Day Magazine Issue 630

Match of the Day is Britain’s best-selling football magazine. We bring our youth audience closer to their heroes with an action-packed version of the iconic TV programme. Facts, stats and gossip provide our audience with the knowledge they need for playground banter, while glossy posters, quizzes and cartoons allow them to celebrate the game they’re obsessed with. Parents and teachers say it’s sometimes the only thing boys will read. A huge compliment.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
52 Issues

in this issue

2 min
england v scotland

MATCHES PLAYED 114 ENGLAND WINS 48 SCOTLAND WINS 41 FIRST MEETING Scotland 0-0 England, 1872 LAST MEETING Scotland 2-2 England, 2017 FACT FILE Nickname The Three Lions Head coach Gareth Southgate Captain Harry Kane Most-capped player Peter Shilton, 125 caps (1970-90) Record scorer Wayne Rooney, 53 goals (2003-18) Biggest win England 13-0 Ireland, 1882 FIFA ranking 4 England 9-3 Scotland April 1961 Jimmy Greaves scored a hat-trick at Wembley as England recorded their biggest-ever win over Scotland ENGLAND’S STAR MAN! England 2-0 Scotland June 1996 Paul Gascoigne's wonder goal led to this iconic cele as England got their Euro '96 campaign up and running! ADVANTAGE ENGLAND! England have won EIGHT of the last ten meetings between these two – and Scotland’s last win was a 1-0 victory at Wembley in 1999! The national dress! Apparently, every man in England dresses like this! The No.1 drink! Cup of tea, ma’am? The top dog! It’s…

3 min
euro 2020

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE... GROUP STAGE THERE WEREN’T too many shocks in the opening games – but we had to say goodbye to the likes of Portugal, Scotland and Wales, who were knocked out without earning a single point! WHAT HAPPENED IN THE... LAST 16 RUSSIA 1-0 SWEDEN After scraping through the groups, Sweden kept this close, but a Magomed Ozdoev finish won it for Russia! ITALY 1-0 UKRAINE Ciro Immobile was ruthless in the group and continued his flamey form to fire Italy into the quarter-finals! GERMANY 1-3 SWITZERLAND What a shock! Germany crashed out after their forwards failed to score more than a goal each in the whole comp! CZECH REPUBLIC 0-1 SPAIN Spain dominated the ball in this one, but it took until the final minutes for Ferran Torres to hit a dramatic winner! POLAND 3-1 HOLLAND Despite being one of…

1 min

1 SERGIO AGUERO MAN. CITY TO BARCELONA THE LEDGE PREM STRIKER has left Man. City after his contract came to an end, and decided to join up with his bro and Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi in Spain! 2 IBRAHIMA KONATE RB LEIPZIG TO LIVERPOOL DEFENSIVE INJURIES cost the Reds last season, so they've upgraded their back line with the tough France Under-21 star! 3 DAVID ALABA BAYERN MUNICH TO REAL MADRID AFTER WINNING every trophy he could with Bayern, the experienced and versatlie Austrian has joined the rebuild job at the Bernabeu! 4 THEO WALCOTT EVERTON TO SOUTHAMPTON AFTER A DECENT loan spell on the south coast last season, Theo’s taken a massive pay cut to make a permanent switch to the Saints! 5 GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM LIVERPOOL TO PSG ONE OF THE unsung heroes of last season's Prem title…

2 min
women's footy update!

OLYMPICS READY! SOME OF Britain’s elite footy talent will soon be heading to Toyko to compete in the Olympics! They’ll be taking on the hosts, Japan, as well as Canada and Chile in the group stage. It all starts on 21 July! STOBBSY SAYS Team GB want to go further than the quarter-finals at this Olympics, where they were knocked out in their last appearance in 2012! BALLERS UNITED! Team GB head coach Hege Riise has picked 18 of the top British ballers to take to this summer’s Olympics. Steph Houghton, Ellen White and Caroline Weir will all have big roles to play over in Japan! STONEY OUT! Man. United boss Casey Stoney has quit! The England legend will have no trouble getting another role but can Man. United’s next manager steer them into the top three? SUPER…

1 min
euro 2020 fun zone!

INSIDE THE BRAIN OF HARRY KANE! BATTLE OF THE BADGES! Which country has the best badge at the European Championship? It’s time for YOU to decide! 1 We’ve cut it down from 24 to the best 16 and drawn the countries at random – the rest is up to you! 2 Decide who wins each match-up, then the winner goes through to the next round and sets up another match-up! 3 Keeping going until you only have ONE country left – the last badge standing is officially the winner! WHICH EURO 2020 STAR ARE YOU? Q1 IT’S THE DAY BEFORE A MATCH - WHAT ARE YOU DOING? A Squats, sit-ups, press-ups and weights! B Having a quick game of golf down the local course! C Running around your garden! D Snuffling for some juicy worms! Q2 IT’S TEN MINUTES BEFORE KICK-OFF-WHAT YOU…

3 min
top 10 footy influencers!

10 HARRIET FREESTYLE COMBINED SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS6m THE VIBE Mad tricks, flicks and combos From ballin’ in her back garden wearing high heels to becoming one of the most popular social-media freestylers in the world, Harriet is no joke. Her confidence, progress and all-round tek is inspiring young girls to take up freestyle and, for that, she can have an MOTD mag fist bump! 9 JOHN FARNWORTH COMBINED SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS 314,200 THE VIBE Mind-blowing vids and freestyle trickery This CBBC presenter has gone from strength to strength over the past year – he's creating sick videos that have us pausing, rewinding and hitting slow-mo to try to work out how he did them. His content is clever and entertaining – there's simply no other influencer like him out there! 8 TEKKERZ KID COMBINED SOCIAL…