Issue Thirteen

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Our hard copies are available in a number of Waterstone's stores in the UK and Ireland (see the Stockists page for full details), and Issue Thirteen will be no different. It should be available in stores from mid-June.

Experience The Blizzard in all its luxurious, tactile, sensual glory. Feel it. Read it. Smell it.

The full contents of Issue Thirteen are below.

This Issue

Jonathan Wilson, Editor's Note


Uli Hesse, Never the Twain - The story of the meeting between West Germany and East Germany at the 1974 World Cup

Greg Johnson, Hearts and Minds - Spain threaten, like Lennox Lewis, to be a great but unloved champion

Richard Jolly, The Clubs behind the Countries - Which clubs have produced the most World Cup winners?

Martin Mazur, The Moral Pendulum - Argentina's eternal vacillation between the poles of futbol and anti-futbol

Michael Cox, The Grandmaster - How Marcello Lippi used chess tactics to guide Italy to victory at the 2006 World Cup


James Corbett, Fifa, Go Home! - With opposition to the tournament mounting, what does hosting the World Cup mean for Brazil?

James Young, Futebol Nation? - Brazil has the reputation of being the most football-mad nation on earth. Is it?

Marius Lien, A Troubled History - The ambiguous past of Jose Maria Marin, the head of the Brazilian World Cup


Rupert Fryer, Sideshow takes Centre Stage - David Luiz discusses how Brazil will handle the pressure of being World Cup hosts

Mike Phillips, The Multi-Kulti Question - How the Switzerland national team became part of the debate on immigration

Vladimir Novak, Better Late than Never - Algeria's Vahid Halihodzic on finally making it to the World Cup as a manager

Leo Verheul, The Artist's Boy - Robin van Persie was shaped by the Rotterdam in which he grew up


Sean Carroll, The Secret Team - An Yeong-hag and Chong Tese on playing for North Korea at the 2010 World Cup

Michael Yokhin, The Indomitability of Lions - In 1990 Cameroon overcame shambolic preparations to shock the world and Oliver Pickup speaks to Roger Milla about becoming his nation's saviour at 38

Martin Mazur, Two Men Down - In 1982 El Salvador came from war, chaos and corruption, lost 10-1 and retained their dignity


Iain Macintosh, The Quantum of Bobby - Spinning through time and space, Bobby Manager fins himself in Italy in 1990

Greatest Games

Jonathan Wilson, Hungary 4 Uruguay 2 (aet) - World Cup semi-final, Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne, Switzerland 20 June 1954

Rob Smyth and Scott Murray, Italy 3 Brazil 2 - World Cup second phase, Group C, Estadi de Sarria, Barcelona, Spain 5 July 1982

Eight Bells

Michael Yokhin, World Cup Cameos - A selection of players who played only a few minutes at the World Cup

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