Two major events form the focus of the May/June issue of FIFA World, with previews of both the upcoming FIFA Congress in Mauritius and June’s FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Attention in Mauritius will be fixed on the completion of FIFA’s two-year governance reform process and in the latest issue of the magazine, we look back on what has been achieved already and ahead to the final set of proposals that will be put before the Congress delegates.
With just two weeks separating the Congress from the latest edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup, we have also put together a special 28-page preview of the “Festival of Champions”. This year’s tournament is shaping up to be the most anticipated yet, with no fewer than four current or former world champions bidding to lift the trophy. Our preview includes profiles of all eight participating teams, a history of the previous editions, and an exclusive interview with Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari as he prepares the host team for an important test ahead of next year’s staging of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.
While Brazil can already concentrate on their final FIFA World Cup preparations, the rest of the world’s top teams are still focusing on simply being there – with the race to qualify now fast approaching the finish line. FIFA World takes a look at how things currently stand in each of the six confederations, and highlights some of the crucial matches that are set to take place in June.
As ever, the magazine also brings you up to date on the latest developments off the pitch. We travel to Mozambique for the opening of the tenth FIFA Football for Hope Centre – marking the halfway point in the “20 Centres for 2010” campaign. We also hear from Spain coach Vicente del Bosque as he joins the impressive line-up of stars promoting the “FIFA 11 for Health” programme. Kevin-Prince Boateng gives his thoughts on the fight against racism in football, following his appointment to the FIFA Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination, and we also present some of the key findings from the latest Global Transfer Market report into international transfer spending.
By clicking on the “May/June 2013” link below, you can read an online version of the magazine or download it. In case you missed any of our previous issues, these can also all be accessed below.
The FIFA World team