Mundial – the glossy grown up football magazine for shabby drunken football fans is back with a massive 100 page issue. Keeping the faith with the fancy footwork of exotic World Cup fixtures issue two comes home by focusing in on the 1990 World Cup.
In the days before Sepp Blatter reduced the global football competition to a second hand car auction there was Italia 90. More than any other World Cup this was a television event with 26 billion (non-unique) viewers tuning in over the course of the tournament.
Some say it was also the birthplace of the gentrification of the game (a good two years before Fever Pitch). While smiley-faced kids were getting arrested at illegal raves in fields up and down the country and Ecstasy turned the hooligan into a loved-up mess a bit of Italian opera upped the ante and became the unofficial anthem of the World Cup, opening the door for the posh boys appreciation of the beautiful game.
To celebrate all this and more Mundial have got together exclusive interviews with two Italia 90 veterans – Italy’s Toto Schillaci (who is also the cover star and probably one of the most fanatic goal celebrators you’re likely to see) and England’s Steve Bull, as well as future World Cup stars Danny Welbeck and Toni Duggan. They also managed to grab a chat with Pat Nevin, and have in in-depth look at the rise and rise of Dutch Moroccan footballers. Plus a whole lot of other stuff too.
And we dare you to read it without breaking into a chorus of World in Motion! Are you coming up yet?
Mundial magazine issue two £7.00 out now!
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