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World Soccer November 2020

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
13 Issues

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from the assistant editor

“If you look at that schedule, it isn’t showing any care for players’ physical welfare.” It is difficult to disagree with Tottenham defender Eric Dier. To say that games are coming thick and fast this season is an understatement, as football attempts to recover from the impact of COVID by squeezing in as many matches as possible. As Keir Radnedge points out on page 14, the players need protecting. The games keep on coming though, and we’ve tried to keep across all the major ones in the coming weeks. Starting with the Champions League. In the first of two issues previewing the 2020-21 edition, Nick Bidwell picks out the players that could make a name for themselves in this season’s competition (page 32), and poses ten questions lingering over the teams (page 42). There…

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the world this month

“The only regret I have is not hitting that a*****e in the face. VAR catching my “aggression” is easy… Now I want to see the image of the racist”Neymar’s outburst on Twitter after receiving alleged racist abuse ITALY Golden Boy shortlist The final 40 contenders for the Golden Boy award, a prize for Europe’s best young footballer, have been revealed. Voted for by a panel of European sports publications, the shortlist for the award is essentially a who’s who of the continent’s best young talent, with previous winners including Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe. The final 40 for 2020 are:…

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heroes & villains

ANSU FATI A year after becoming the youngest goalscorer in Barcelona’s history, the 17-year-old winger did the same for Spain. Fati made his international debut in a1-1 draw with Germany, then three days later scored against Ukraine – breaking the 95-year-old record held by Juan Errazquin. VICTOR LINDELOF The Manchester United defender has been praised by Swedish police for catching a thief who robbed an elderly woman. According to reports, Lindelof witnessed a man snatch an elderly woman’s handbag, then pursued him, caught him, and held onto him until the police arrived. VEDAD IBISEVIC After moving from Hertha Berlin to Schalke, the veteran striker has pledged to donate his salary to charity. The Bosnian striker said: “I’m not here to earn money, but to play in the Bundesliga. My basic salary will be donated to…

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on the radar

“I got some stick from the fans and I woke up and I was raging. After training I planned to go and speak to Dean Smith about things, but then I went and headbutted Jota.”Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater opens up to The Telegraph about his loan spell at Aston Villa Darwin NUNEZ (Benfica) It has been a busy summer for Benfica. By signing Nunez for €24 million, the Eagles have broken the Portuguese transfer record and taken their total summer spending to almost €80m. This year, they have been responsible for three of the most expensive transfers in Portuguese history, with Nunez joining Everton Soares and Julian Weigl at the Estadio da Luz. So highly rated is the Uruguay striker, they have inserted a €100m release clause into his contract. He has only been in…