Print copies of the first-ever WFi magazine, Down To 10, are now available. They will be sent out to all existing and new World Football Index patrons while stocks last.
You can sign up to our Patreon here, and we will contact you about getting a copy sent out.
The magazine is effectively a freebie to thank WFi patrons for their support, and this first edition will only be sent to patrons and will not be made available elsewhere. There will be no costs beyond the monthly Patreon fee.
Once the physical copies have sold out, the digital version of the magazine will be available to all future and existing patrons to download and keep.
If you just want the magazine, you can sign up for one month and cancel once the first monthly payment has been made, but we would encourage you to stick around! We hope there will be future editions of the magazine further down the line.
A reminder that printed editions of the first WFizine, Down To 10 – South American edition, are available to all WFi patrons at no extra cost, while stocks last. pic.twitter.com/DpyUojBjQT
— World Football Index (@WorldFootballi) February 14, 2021
Patrons get access to at least three exclusive podcasts each month, including the Football City Guides which have so far covered Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Medellin, Lima, Montevideo, Mexico City, São Paulo, and Bogotá.
Patrons immediately get access to a back catalogue of around 40 exclusive shows and some of the best shows curated from the 800+ episodes on our free podcast feed.
What’s In The Zine?
Down To 10 will focus on a particular region of the football world and pick 10 young players our experts think are most likely to make it to the top of the game in the coming years.
Since we started in 2015, WFi has specialised in coverage of South American football thanks to our experts based in cities such as Santiago, Chile; Medellín, Colombia; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
WFi is home to the first English-language Copa Libertadores podcast, and our South American Football Show has covered the region’s football since 2015, so it felt fitting that the first edition of our fanzine focused on players from this continent.
Featured Players And Writers
Thiago Almada – Tom Robinson
Anderson Contreras – Jordan Florit
Gabriel Veron – Adam Brandon
Talles Magno – Tom Robinson
Jaminton Campaz – Simon Edwards
Jon Aramburu – Jordan Florit
Matías Arezo – Tom Robinson
Yeferson Paz – Simon Edwards
Julián Álvarez – Tom Nash
Moses Caicedo – Adam Brandon
At the time of writing, all of these players were still playing their football in South America.
Some had barely made a senior appearance when first flagged by our experts, but given the increasing desire of Europe’s biggest clubs to spot the next big thing as early as possible, these players may not stay on the continent for long.
This has already been the case for Caicedo who joined Brighton, and Yeferson Paz who moved to Sassuolo.
Why A Magazine?
There are already a number of high-quality football/soccer magazines available, especially from the likes of These Football Times and Scouted Football who both produce premium quality printed and digital products.
Our aim for the WFi zine, Down To 10, was to produce something easily accessible, slightly smaller in size and price tag than others on the market, and something which will be of interest to football fans of all ages.
More fanzine in style, almost a pamphlet, which is light and accessible.
We hope it will provide both a snapshot of a moment in time early in these players’ careers and a starting point for fans to follow their stories as they unfold.
You can sign up to the WFi Patreon here for £5.50 / $6.50 per month.