Eight by Eight’s 10th issue presents 116 beautiful pages dedicated to the beautiful game: football. Inside, you’ll find long-form features penned by some of the world’s most acclaimed journalists; vibrant illustration and photography; and aggressive, modern design.
- Z: Part poet, part tyrant, Zidane has always made power look beautiful.
BY Corley Miller & Philippe Echaroux
- The Bear of Highbury: Dainton Connell was Arsenal’s most notorious hooligan in the 1970s and a Pet Shop Boys roadie in the 1980s. His violent death in Moscow in 2007 has only added to the mystique that still surrounds him. By Jon Spurling & Diego Patino
- Abandon All Hope: The cowardly and hypocritical U.S. Soccer Federation
might as well have taken Hope Solo out back and shot her in the head. By John Doyle & Joe Pugliese
- Out of the Shadows: Some players have reputations that far exceed their
achievements. Sami Khedira is just the opposite. By James Horncastle & Thomas Rabsch
- Survival of the Fattest: The greed of the top teams is killing the Champions
League. It’s times like this when the world looks for a super league. By Jonathan Wilson & Emmanuel Polanco
- We Are the Champions: In the turmoil of 1970s and ’80s England, the working-class escape was clear: Be a footballer or form a band. By Paul Doyle & Ben Kirhcner
- Mission Impossible: Jürgen Klinsmann’s grand plan—to bring European savvy to the U.S. Men’s National Team—exceeded his ability to execute it. By Andrew Helms & David Zentz
- The 2 Robbies: NBC Sports dynamic duo discuss Chelsea’s miraculous revival, and how José Mourinho may have it harder than we think. By Robbie Earle & Robbie Mustoe