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Issue #25 - 11 APR 2014

Changing times in the Netherlands
What’s going on in the Netherlands? Coach Louis van Gaal has publicly claimed that his team are not good enough to win the 2014 World Cup. Several of their stars have passed their peaks, while the younger players have not yet reached theirs. David Winner seeks to discover if the team that brought us “Total Football” is on the decline.

Sepp Blatter
A signal, not a demonstration of power: Yellow and red cards have been shown in football matches since 1970, but referees repeatedly misuse these tools to demonstrate their power on the pitch. The FIFA President provides a reminder of the true purpose of these cards.                     

World Cup countdown: 62 days to go
On the home straight: FIFA General Secretary Jérôme Valcke gives his views on Brazil 2014, saying: “The improvements made to transport infrastructure will also benefit future generations.”            

Abby Wambach: Longing for a World Cup win
American superstar Abby Wambach has achieved almost everything there is to achieve in her career. Now she wants to add a World Cup winner’s medal to her collection in 2015.                        

Football films 
The “11mm” football film festival has drawn to a close in Berlin. It will be remembered for many spectacular recordings as well as previously unreleased material from the 1974 World Cup. We take a trip to cinematic paradise.            

Nobody rocks like Alexi Lalas
If former USA international Alexi Lalas had not pursued a career in football, he would most likely be touring around the country with a guitar instead.            

The best email of his life
Referee Mark Geiger has been officiating football matches since he was 13 and looking to earn some pocket money. Now, at 39, he is realising a lifelong dream after FIFA offered the American a refereeing spot at this summer’s World Cup.

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Beach Showdown, the September/October 2013 edition of FIFA World, was the last of this long-running corporate publication.