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Unleashing those players on untameable tendencies, the latest issue of the SoccerBible magazine is the biggest yet. Championing the beautiful space in which football meets design, it’s been crafted in every sense.

Every picture carefully selected from hundreds, every word challenged for perfection. The layout charming and mixture of paperstock pristine, it’s s must. You can find out more and get a copy, here.

   
    
    
    
    
    
   
Pick up a copy here.

The 12elfth Man

Continuing the bold and beautiful approach from yesterday, Nike continues to showcase its freshest creations at its annual innovation summit. This time, it’s adding another dream of an extension to its football brand ‘NikeFootballX’ – who’d a thought adding and x could be so darn dreamy.

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Remixing the hugely innovative Magista and Mercurial boots – it’s all about taking the beauty from the big pitch to the small sided game.

Nike Innovation Summit

In 2014, Nike introduced Magista and Mercurial Superfly, the first football boots to incorporate Nike’s groundbreaking Flyknit technology. These boots were designed to provide the ultimate fit, touch and traction for specific styles of play.

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The Magista is crafted for creative, unstoppable playmakers. The Mercurial is built for explosive speed. Over the past year, these boots have contributed to brilliant displays of football on pitches all over the world, including Mario Götze’s game-winner on the sport’s biggest stage.

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Harry Kane gets his first call up and England announce their squads to play v Lithuania and Italy in upcoming fixtures.

Great to see how The FA and England are pitching the ties – nice bit of artwork to boot!



Here’s the full squad:

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Manchester City)

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Fabian Delph (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Manchester City), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Theo Walcott (Arsenal)

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)

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Inviting their fans to join in with the celebrations, mingle with the players and generally soak up all things New York Red Bulls – that’s what the club did to launch their kit – in none other than Webster Hall. Pretty cool.





What’s more they put together this nifty of organic to highlight all that is awesome about the shirt.



Another smart launch as the MLS kick off gets even closer.

See more about the NYRB kit launch here.