FROM THE ED­I­TOR

World Soccer - - The World - Gavin Hamil­ton, Ed­i­tor

We will not be with­out foot­ball for long. There are plenty of in­ter­na­tional events this sum­mer that merit at­ten­tion

So that was the sea­son that was. In our re­view of the 2016-17 cam­paign, we have some­thing for ev­ery­body: a record-break­ing Euro­pean ti­tle for Cris­tiano Ron­aldo and Real Madrid; an­other Golden Shoe for Lionel Messi; heavy­weight cham­pi­ons (Ju­ven­tus, Chelsea and Bay­ern Mu­nich); returning heroes (Feyeno­ord); and first-time ti­tle-win­ners (Ri­jeka). Not to men­tion some up-and-com­ing coaches and sur­prise pro­mo­tions.

There should be more than enough to keep your in­ter­est over the sum­mer – and we will not be with­out foot­ball for long. There are plenty of in­ter­na­tional events this sum­mer that merit se­ri­ous at­ten­tion.

Next month, we’ll have anal­y­sis of Eng­land’s World Un­der-20 win and the Euro­pean Un­der-21 cham­pi­onship. Plus we’ll also have a com­pre­hen­sive re­view of the Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup in Rus­sia – a chance to as­sess how well equipped the Rus­sians are to host next year’s fi­nals. And, lest we for­get, the World Cup qual­i­fiers have reached a crit­i­cal point, so we will also an­a­lyse the key games as the count­down to the 2018 fi­nals be­gins.

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