Arguments over image rights and contracts
15 October ~ Poland will take to the Wembley pitch tonight hoping Robert Lewandowski can shake off his recent criticism and damage England's hopes of reaching the World Cup in the process. However, in August they almost had to do without their star striker entirely – because of an argument over image rights. The Polish FA wanted Lewandowski to feature in an advert for the national team's sponsor, Orange. However, this contradicted the Dortmund striker's own deals and a stand-off ensued that highlighted the conflict between smaller nations and their star names – the details of which you can read in WSC 321, out now.