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World Soccer November 2019

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Your life made easier - every day. The unrivalled authority on the game of soccer around the world, World Soccer calls upon journalists from the globe's great soccer capitals. The best writers, analytical features and the ability to deliver the inside-track on domestic and world football have made World Soccer an institution. With stunning images and a website delivering up-to-the-minute global results and authoritative insights into the players, politics and power-struggles, the brand constantly looks behind the score-lines. Its insightful writing reaches to the heart of the triumphs, scandals and controversies that constantly emerge in the greatest international sport of them all.

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Kelsey Publishing Group
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13 Issues

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from the editor

The recent unpleasant events in Sofia have served to remind us how much football reflects the wider problems of society – and how far the game still has to go in tackling those problems. If there is an upside to the situation it is that this could mark a turning point in football’s dealings with racism. Players such as Raheem Sterling have rightly been praised for calling out racists on social media. Their bravery in being prepared to walk off the pitch in Sofia should provide more than just pause for thought for football’s authorities. But let’s not ignore or belittle the problems that still exist in English football. Whether it’s at Stamford Bridge, the New Den or non-league grounds up and down the country, the English game still has a huge…

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china to host expanded club world cup in 2021

“[Frank] Lampard rang to ask me not to pick Kante. Fine, but sometimes it should go the other way too. Maybe I should ask Lampard to play Giroud more” The FIFA Council meeting in Shanghai has awarded the hosting rights to an expanded Club World Cup in 2021 to China. Under the new format, the Club World Cup will be increased to 24 teams from the current eight. It will be held every four years and replaces both the current annual competition and the Confederations Cup – the unloved tournament between continental champions that has been used as a pre-World Cup warm-up since 1997. Europe will supply eight of the 24 teams, including recent winnners of the Champions League and Europa League. So Real Madrid, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and Chelsea will be among those…

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heroes & villains

LINDA CAICEDO The 14-year-old scored the goal that won America their first Colombian Women’s League title. America lost 2-1 to Independiente Medellin but won 3-2 on aggregate. Both teams will now represent Colombia in the Copa Libertadores Feminina, although the minimum age to play in the competition is 16, so Caicedo will have to watch from the stands. ESTEBAN PAREDES Became the leading all-time goalscorer in the Chilean top flight with 216 goals in 387 games. The 39-year-old Colo Colo forward beat the previous record set in 1975. JOHN McGINN The Aston Villa midfielder’s goals against San Marino meant he became the first player to score a first-half hat-trick for Scotland since Lawrie Reilly against USA in a friendly in April 1952, 67 years ago. OSCAR TABAREZ The 72-year-old became the first coach to lead a national…

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on the radar

Canada coach John Herdman after a 2-0 win against USA in the CONCACAF Nations League, their first victory over their neighbours in 34 years “We made history, but our job is not done” Zdenek ONDRASEK (Czech Rep) Nicknamed “The Kobra” by fans of MLS side Dallas, the striker received a shock first call-up to the Czech national squad at the age of 30 and scored the winning goal on his debut in a 2-1 victory over England in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. “I just wanted to hit the ball right and put it in the net,” says Ondrasek, who came on as a substitute and put the Czechs into the second place in the group. “I saw tears in the eyes of my father probably for the first time in my life. It’s a…