Eight by Eight’s 13th issue highlights a player who is among the world’s best but — by virtue of his position — often gets overshadowed in the conversation: Spain’s David De Gea. In the cover feature, Kade Krichko ventured to Madrid to spend time with the Spanish No. 1 (“RocknRolla”). He’s been a star in England for years, but now De Gea must make his mark in his own country with La Roja as he emerges from the shadow of Iker Casillas.
Beyond De Gea, Issue #13 has profiles on some of the biggest stars of this World Cup, including Germany’s Leroy Sané, France’s Antoine Griezmann, and the man of the moment, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah.