Zidane, Lukaku and Aussie Youth in crisis?

An action-packed blockbuster issue of Australian FourFourTwo has hit the shelves - and you don't want to miss this one!

As Zinedine Zidane takes the reins at Real Madrid, we catch up with him in Spain and find out if Zizou is ready for Real, talking to him and those that knew him as a player and now as a coach who cut his teeth with a controversial run as boss of Real Madrid's development side.

Plus why we find out why - and how - Romelu Lukaku is genuinely on his way to being the world's greatest striker. No, really - this is a thing, and it's happening.

Talking of Belgians, we also take a close critical look at Australia's Children Of The National Curriculum Revolution and how it's failed them, and how Belgium could hold the key to fixing it.

Plus after a rollicking rollercoaster year, we take a look back and talk to the key men and women that made 2015 so memorable. From Asian Cup glory to strikes, rorts, scandals and boycotts, it was a ripper year! Relive it with the people who made it special...

But what does 2016 hold for Australia? We tell you the ten headlines to look out for in the year ahead.

Also we catch up with Barca legend Eric Abidal who tells us about life as a football hero, and as a cancer survivor - and how one of his team-mates offered his liver to save the star's life.

Watford's shock killer old skool strike force of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo let us in on the secret of their success - and how their careers almost never happened.

And Thiago gives us a Masterclass on being a maestro. 

It's a cracking issue! Don't miss it... On sale NOW in newsagents or delivered to your door (before anyone else if you are a subscriber), and online AT CUT PRICE from iTunes, plus Google Play and Zinio too. Enjoy!