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Friendlies against World Cup qualifiers Mexico and Peru highlight how much work Alex McLeish still has to do to get Scotland to a tournament

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Third issue of WSC’s new magazine for young fans aged 7-12 available to buy in stores and online

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The age at which children are signed by professional clubs is getting younger, but the consequences for those stuck in the world go far beyond disappointment at not making the first team

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Even VAR could not stop Juve making it seven titles in a row, while many clubs with distinguished pasts seem happy just to survive in the top division

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Hastings United 3 Blackfield & Langley 0, 20/10/2012, The Pilot Field, FA Cup fourth qualifying round

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From tales of £1 transfers to the difficulties of ambitions, friendships and rivalries, Hardcastle’s writing remains unfussy and heart-warming, as Marcus Davies explained in WSC 288, February 2011

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With versatile forwards such as Antoine Griezmann at his disposal, Didier Deschamps may no longer need to rely on Olivier Giroud up front

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Several players were injured when supporters stormed Sporting’s training ground ahead of the cup final, rounding off a toxic season in Portugal

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June issue available now online and in stores

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AFC Hornchurch 0 Peterborough United 1, 09/11/2008, Hornchurch Stadium, FA Cup

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