Issue #39 - 18 JUL 2014

Epic entertainment
Germany supplied the 2014 World Cup with a fittingly brilliant climax thanks to a dream winning goal in the 113th minute of the Final. We review and analyse the tournament, examining why the individual teams succeeded or failed. Our five writers also give their take on what the future holds.

A World Cup full of passion
Despite misgivings in the build-up, Brazil proved warm and committed hosts as the tournament became a World Cup bursting with joie de vivre. There is a sense of satisfaction and of justice done in the host nation now as the best of Brazil came to the fore.

Sepp Blatter
“Germany are deserving world champions," the FIFA President declares in his weekly column. “But at the same time there were 15,000 other World Cup participants who also deserved a gold medal: the volunteers.”

Interview: Gerard Houllier
The former Liverpool manager analyses the World Cup from a detailed and expert point of view: “The intensity was phenomenal in most matches," he declared in our interview, “I’d like to see the quality of play and technical skills remain at the heart of football.”

Turning Point: Thankfully, I was expelled
African footballing legend Abdel Moneim Hussein was expelled from school in 1972, but it served to launch a career that ultimately took him to Egypt's most successful club Al Ahly.

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