The World Cup is not far off, and the race is on to be leading the line for England in the Far East. Michael Owen is guaranteed to go, but the race is on to partner him.
Match does a feature on current Premier League managers who have been cover stars in Match during their playing days.
Match assesses England’s striking options and their chances of going to the World Cup, and it’s good news for Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler, Teddy Sheringham and Emile Heskey.
Match has a weekly series called The Men For Sven, profiling England’s squad players. This week’s subject is Gareth Southgate.
Staying with World Cup previews, there is a profile of Group C teams Costa Rica and China.
One of the strikers profiled earlier, Emile Heskey, gets a three page profile.
Hot players profiled by Match include Patrick Suffo, Marco Di Vaio and Maurice Ross.
In Spain, Barcelona striker Patrick Kluivert reveals that he wants to one day play in England.
In letters, Ross Bissell from Dundee predicts that Scotland will do well at Euro 2004 under newly appointed manager Berti Vogts.