World Cup

6 June 2014 #460

Cover Story: World Cup

After four years of waiting, the world’s most-watched sporting event is upon us, bringing with it euphoria and heartbreak, often milliseconds apart. Yep, it’s World Cup time. Inside this edition, Fiona Crawford provides answers to all your burning football questions: What’s ‘The Group of Death’? Is a caxirola maraca more annoying than a vuvuzela? And just who are these young, hungry and largely unknown players representing Australia in Brazil? Meanwhile, here at The Big Issue we're kicking some goals of our own. We're about to sell the nine millionth copy of our magazine and we're about to turn 18 years old!

Also in this issue:

Animal Kingdom director David Michôd discusses his new movie, The Rover; violinist and singer-songwriter Joan as Police Woman explains why she’s trying to emulate Stevie Wonder; and, in ‘Roving Eye’, photographer Andy Drewitt zooms in on Aussie Rules football spectators.

The star of this edition’s ‘Vendor Profile’ is John from Sydney. And we have ‘Streetsheet’ contributions from Jason in Perth, Marcus and Bradley in Sydney, Ted and Cindy in Brisbane, Daniel K in Adelaide and Carlos L in Melbourne. We also have a great photo of Melbourne vendor Les posing at his pitch with Hawthorn Football Club’s Cyril Rioli.

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