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Issue #48 - 19 SEP 2014

The card
When the referee reaches for his pocket, it usually means a player is about to see a yellow or red card. But why those colours? And how did Gary Lineker manage to get through an entire career without once seeing a yellow let alone a red card? Jordi Punti on the history of the colour-coded disciplinary system.

Sepp Blatter
The FIFA President discusses responsibilities and duties in the face of the Ebola epidemic. “A response is needed from the entire international community, and from football too,” he says in his weekly column. “In partnership with the UN, FIFA is actively involved in the battle against the disease.”

Massimo Busacca
The former world-class match official explains in our interview why red cards are indispensable, but reminds us that the focus in any sporting activity should be on fun.

North America: New York Cosmos
The NASL newcomers with the famous name harbour ambitious plans: the club spearheaded by Marcos Senna aim to play Major League Soccer as soon as possible.

Material gains: The history of goalkeeping gloves
Goalkeeping gloves were once a novelty and looked like they belonged in the garden, but now they are a fashionable accessory and an essential part of every keeper’s armoury. We trace the history of a piece of equipment designed to deal with even the most powerful shot.

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