Eight By Eight | issue 08
Eight by Eight’s 8th issue presents 116 beautiful pages dedicated to the beautiful game: football. Inside, you’ll find long-form features penned by some of the world’s most acclaimed journalists; vibrant illustration and photography; and aggressive, modern design.
- The New Prince of Italy: Marco Verratti is never happier than when he’s suiting up for the Azzurri. By Paolo Bandini and Roger Neve.
- 100 Years of Fortitude: Copa America has been small, big, bad, and great over the past 100 years, and this year’s party should be the best yet. By Jonathan Wilson and Ben Kirchner.
- Inside the Mystic: Running Chelsea like a benevolent Rasputin, there’s no disputin’ the magical spell cast by Roman Abramovich. By Simon Kuper and Diego Patino.
- Two-footed. Single-minded: Fabian Johnson may have been born and raised in Munich, but his heart is 100% with the USMNT. By Uli Hesse.
- All Eyes on Paul: Paul Pogba might already be the best box-to-box midfielder on the planet. But leading France to victory will take more than skill alone. By Paolo Bandini.
- Patrick and the Third Rail: What the hell is Patrick Vieira doing in New York? By Corley Miller and Andrew Hetherington.
- The Last Great Tournament: After these championships, no more cockeyed carnivals of revelry, pageantry, and celebration. By John Doyle and Jungyeon Roh.
- The Face of a Nation: There’s a reason why Karim Benzema is absent from France’s hall of idols. And it starts with his name. By Philippe Auclair.
Plus: Joachim Löw, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Paulo Dybala, England vs. Wales, and Robin van Persie’s sad Euro 2016 watch party.
Eight by Eight is a 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.