Issue #45 - 29 AUG 2014

Eternal rivals
Celtic versus Rangers remains an enduring rivalry despite the clubs playing in different leagues. Nicola Berger reports from Glasgow on a long-standing antagonism that causes tempers to flare to this day.

Turkey
Competition is spurring the Turkish Super Lig to new heights as a fresh wave of players and coaches enhance the league’s quality and drive the clubs’ ambitions. And for a change, hope is even blossoming outside Istanbul.

Pope Francis
World footballing stars from several different religions will come together for the first time to play a match for world peace devised by Pope Francis and Javier Zanetti. In an interview with The FIFA Weekly, the former Inter Milan captain talks about the upcoming game, discusses the work of his PUPI Foundation and reveals that life is busier than ever before.

Once upon a time in Nepal
Holger Obermann provided crucial support for youth development and the re-establishment of the national team in this mountainous country. Now he recounts his story of sporting transformation in the shadow of the Himalayas.

Sepp Blatter
The FIFA President stresses the important of cup competitions as a foundation for football, and explains that these contests should not be used to fill the schedules as they provide a rare display of “small against large, of David against Goliath.”

Germany
After opening their Bundesliga campaign with the league’s fastest-ever goal, Bayer Leverkusen have laid down the gauntlet to defending champions Bayern Munich. But despite a serious long-term injury to defender Javi Martinez, the Bavarians remain clear favourites to retain the title.

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