Haymarket Network has launched Champions Matchday, the official magazine of the UEFA Champions League.
It will be distributed in the UK and 45 overseas territories, complemented by four licensed editions in Bulgaria, Japan, South Korea and Thailand.
The publisher will produce 12 issues of Champions Matchday a year for UEFA and has been awarded a three-year contract to produce the magazine across the 2012-15 UEFA Champions League cycle.
The 68-page magazine will be published a week before every UEFA Champions League matchday.
Editorial includes access to the game’s biggest stars and analysis from Europe’s best football writers.
Account director Benjamin Rosser said: “The editorial team has really captured the drama and excitement of the UEFA Champions League.
“The latest Champions Matchday is timely, topical, insightful and incisive, with a faster pace and, with the extra frequency can, for the first time, give readers the complete story of a UEFA Champions League season.”