Captain of the U.S. football team Alex Morgan is the cover star of the latest Eight By Eight and issue #15 is a Women's World Cup special. As women's football gains pace and space on the world sport stage, 8X8 brings us the teams and players to watch out for, profiles of five of the highly tipped U.S. team and the legends of the previous tournaments. Elsewhere there are features of Johan Cruyff, the managers who have tried (and largely failed) to win the Premiership title, the holy trinity of West Ham's Hurst, Moore and Peters and the ugly politics brewing behind the Qatari 2022 World Cup.
The self-titled 'magazine the beautiful game deserves' more than lives up to it's name. A dazzling mix of top-flight journalism, coupled with a locker room stuffed full of brilliant illustration makes for a top football read. Oh, and it's from the US.
Remember when £1,000,000 was a lot of money? 8X8 looks back at the record breaking signing of Trevor Francis for Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest in 1979.