Eight by Eight
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Eight by Eight is an award-winning, boldly designed large-format magazine born and raised in New York City. We focus on the game’s best teams, coaches, and players, and their stories, from the bubbling potential of America’s burgeoning programs to the storied traditions of Europe’s greatest clubs. It is our ambition to tell these stories through excellent journalism; aggressive, modern design; and the best illustration and photography. Our readers are smart and inquisitive, seeking a better understanding of the game’s unseen narratives and delighting in its complexities. We believe that the same drama that captivates imaginations from the pitch should flow through our pages. So, what’s with our name? The goalposts are silent witnesses to the most dramatic moments in the game. They stand 8 feet high by 8 yards long—Eight by Eight. Eight by Eight is the magazine the beautiful game deserves.
Our 13th Issue features an exclusive interview and photo shoot with David De Gea who graces cover and many other notable stories including: • RocknRolla: Manchester United’s David de Gea has become the undisputed No. 1 goalkeeper. Can he help lead Spain to a second World Cup victory in eight years? By Kade Krichko & Roger Neve • The Greatest Game Ever Lost: At the 1982 World Cup, only one team could beat Brazil—and it wasn’t Italy. By David Hirshey & Joe Morse • Mo Salah for President: The Egyptian striker has won the hearts and minds of the Liverpool faithful. Is there any goal he can’t achieve? By Neil Atkinson • 20 World Cup–Winning Goals: Whoever scores the tournament-winning goal in Russia will become an instant legend. We present five unforgettable moments of magic from the past 88 years that are seared into our collective memory. • Grizi-Ball: Antoine Griezmann’s delightful brand of footballing innocence could cast him as the surprise French star of the World Cup. By Corley Miller & Vivien Lavau • Free Your Mind: Leroy Sané is becoming the player Pep Guardiola always imagined. By Raphael Honigstein • War of the Worlds: The World Cup has always been about more than soccer. Governments of all stripes have used the tournament to suppress opposition, advance political agendas, and promote nationalism. By Jon Spurling & Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo