World Soccer

World Soccer October 2019

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from the editor

The Euro 2020 qualifying campaign takes centre stage this month, as the final, crucial matches loom into view. The size of the finals tournament means there are unlikely to be many big-name casualties in the preliminaries – in contrast to the 2018 World Cup – but the return of Italy and Holland as serious contenders offers an opportunity to take an in-depth look at each group and the most exciting players that have emerged over the past year (page 27), Our cover star Eden Hazard (page 52) is one of a number of potential stars of next summer’s tournament. Certainly, the Belgium side which he leads and who look certain to qualify, will be among the favourites irrespective of what happens in the remaining qualifying matches. Next summer’s “pan-European” finals will…

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infantino calls for end to female ban

“If that takes place, we won’t be sending any more players to the national team” Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness threatens drastic action if Germany replace keeper Manuel Neuer with Marc-Andre Ter Stegen FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called on Iran to allow female fans to attend the country’s first home game of the 2022 World Cup qualifying competition, against Cambodia on October 10 “We need to have women attending,” says Infantino. “We have been assured that as of the next international game of Iran…women will be allowed to enter football stadiums. This is something very important – in 40 years this has not happened, with a couple of exceptions.” Infantino’s comments followed the death of Sahar Khodayari, who was arrested for trying to go to a match disguised as a man. Khodayari,…

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heroes & villains

DENNIS SALANOVIC After Liechtenstein had conceded 46 goals without scoring in their previous 19 qualifiers for either the World Cup or the Euros, the 23-year-old netted a late equaliser to give his country an unlikely 1-1 draw away to Greece. ANGEL DI MARIA Scored twice against his old club as Paris Saint-Germain beat Real Madrid for the first time in 25 years, to secure a 3-0 home win in the Champions League. REZA GHOOCHANNEJHAD Became the first player in Eredivisie history to score four goals as a substitute. The Iranian came on in the 56th minute with his club PEC Zwolle trailing RKC Waalwijk 2-1 and helped them to a 6-2 victory. SERGIO RAMOS With Spain comfortably ahead in an eventual 4-0 victory over Faroe Islands, their captain – who was winning his 167th cap – asked…

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on the radar

“You have to live with regrets in life. We were in discussions with Messi when we bought Fabregas because he was his friend” Arsene Wenger reveals Arsenal came close to signing a teenage Lionel Messi Erling HALAND Few teenagers have had more impressive Champions League debuts than the Norwegian striker, whose three goals for Red Bull Salzburg in their 6-2 thrashing of Genk set a host of new records. The 19-year-old became the youngest player in European club competition history to score a first-half hat-trick. He also became the first teen to score more than once on his Champions League debut since Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, against Fenerbahce, in 2004. Before his Champions League debut, Haland had notched 11 league goals in seven games for defending Austrian champions Salzburg – to follow the nine he…