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This show gets right under the skin of world football with extraordinary stories, interviews, and features from BBC World Service's World Football.

This show gets right under the skin of world football with extraordinary stories, interviews, and features from BBC World Service's World Football.
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This show gets right under the skin of world football with extraordinary stories, interviews, and features from BBC World Service's World Football.

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English


Episodes

Montserrat, Luxembourg and Russia's Afterglow

9/13/2018
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Dynamo Moscow's Konstantin Rausch discusses Russia's new found confidence following the World Cup. We travel to Luxembourg for the start of a journey which the locals hope will take them to Euro 2020. And the Montserrat coach and players talk about the Caribbean island's return to international football after three years without a game. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Duration:00:26:38

Schmeichel Snr, Kanu and Seedorf

9/6/2018
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A proud Peter Schmeichel talks about the career of his son Kasper. The former Nigeria striker Nwankwo Kanu discusses the lack of African superstars. Plus, Clarence Seedorf on coaching the Cameroon national team. (Photo by Ian Gavan for FIFA via Getty Images)

Duration:00:26:52

The Resurrection of Parma

8/30/2018
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In 2015, the two-time UEFA Cup winners Parma were declared bankrupt and demoted to the amateur leagues. The famous club effectively ceased to exist. Rebuilt and reborn as Parma Calcio 1913, the team won three back-to-back promotions and is back in Serie A. We hear from Parma's former captain and hero, Alessandro Lucarelli, who stuck with the club through the bad times. And the Parma director Pietro Pizzarotti, who helped rebuild the club from scratch in 2015. Presenter Mani Djazmi travels to...

Duration:00:26:42

La Liga, Joel Robles and a Meditating Footballer

8/23/2018
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Real Betis goalkeeper Joel Robles discusses the possibility of La Liga footballers going on strike because of a row over playing league matches in North America. The former Jamaica and Yeovil Town player Nathan Smith tells us how meditation has made him a better person. And Coritiba FC's Vitor Carvalho tells us why so many Brazilian footballers dream of playing in Europe. (Picture: Barcelona's Luiz Suarez courtesy of Getty images)

Duration:00:28:23

In Conversation with Rafael van der Vaart

8/16/2018
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From growing up on a trailer park to playing in the World Cup final, the former Ajax and Real Madrid player Rafael van der Vaart looks back on his career and life. Also on the show, the flamboyant Mexican goalkeeper Jorge Campos. (Picture: Rafael van der Vaart courtesy of Getty images)

Duration:00:28:23

A Wild Child and the Pele of Peru

8/9/2018
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The former Arsenal winger Jermaine Pennent talks his wild lifestyle and difficult upbringing. We find out why the World Cup feel-good factor is fading fast in Croatia. And, we speak to one of South America's greatest players...Peru's Teofilo Cubillas. (Picture: Peru footballer Teofilo Cubillas courtesy of Getty images)

Duration:00:28:23

Valencia, De Boer and the village built by Nemanja Matic

8/2/2018
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Valencia's new signing Daniel Wass looks ahead to the new season. Frank de Boer talks about the struggles of Dutch football. And we visit the hometown of Manchester United's Serbian international Nemanja Mati to find out how his Premier League wages have been used to re-build a football stadium and a church. (Picture: Valencia's Daniel Wass by Getty images)

Duration:00:26:52

Inter's Arrivals and El Loco at Leeds

7/26/2018
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We're with 18 time Italian champions Inter Milan as they prepare for a return to the Champions League. John Bennett speaks to Ghana International Kwadwo Asamoah who joined from Serie A champions Juventus and Dutch former Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij as the club plays English second-tier side Sheffield United. Across Yorkshire former Argentina and Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa is preparing for his first season with three time champions of England, Leeds United. Authors Thomas Goubain and Jed...

Duration:00:26:43

Coming Out, a Con and Qatar 2022

7/19/2018
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Minnesota United forward Collin Martin opens up to Mani Djazmi about coming out and becoming the only openly gay man in America's five major sports leagues. Following the end of Russia 2018, we shift our attention to the next World Cup with Hassan Abdullah Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Qatar 2022 organising committee. In the week that Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid in a deal worth more than 130 million dollars, we examine the fate of Serie B club F.C. Bari. They...

Duration:00:28:23

Russia 2018: The Final Countdown

7/12/2018
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Join us this week on the World Football show as Croatia coach Zlatko Dalić and former Croatian international Dario Simic look ahead to the World Cup final. We are also joined by a number of star-studded guests such as French World Cup winner Christian Karembeu, former German striker Kevin Keranyi and Russia’s Alexey Smertin. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:28:23

Russia 2018: Uruguay, Sweden and Russia...Still Dreaming

7/5/2018
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World Football comes from Nizhny Novgorod as we look ahead to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Within the show the former Russia international Andrei Kanchelskis criticises his country’s negative tactics, we ask if the president of the Spanish Football Federation faces some difficult questions after his team’s exit and finally Pontus Kamark remembers Sweden’s third place finish at the 1994 World Cup. (Photo: Uruguay fans. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:26:42

Russia 2018: German Woes, Japanese Joy and Lacklustre Argentina

6/28/2018
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Oliver Bierhoff and Mats Hummels reflect on Germany’s exit from the World Cup, Maya Yoshida and Keisuke Honda talk about Japan’s Samurai Spirit and Pablo Zabaleta discusses Argentina’s poor performances. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:26:43

Russia 2018: Queiroz, Lizarazu and Peru

6/21/2018
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This week’s World Football comes from St Petersburg, and join us as we hear from the Iran coach Carlos Queiroz, Peru’s very own Nolberto Solano and the former French international Bixente Lizarazu. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:28:23

Russia 2018: The Kick-Off

6/14/2018
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Finally it is here, Russia 2018. So join us as this week's episode comes from the heart of the tournament, where we speak not only to Australian goalkeeper Maty Ryan and the former Nigerian striker Peter Odemwingie, but from the fans who want their country to go all the way. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:26:42

Davor Suker, Kevin de Bruyne and Football's Outsiders

6/7/2018
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Croatia's Davor Suker and Belgium's Kevin de Bruyne look ahead to Russia 2018. We speak to the former South Africa international Matthew Booth about his time playing in the Russian Premier League. And we meet the teams and players unrecognised by FIFA, as they compete in the CONIFA World Football Cup. Photo: Davor Suker at the 1998 World Cup (Getty Images)

Duration:00:26:52

A Redemption Story, Tibet and the Coach of Mexico

5/31/2018
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Iraq international Brwa Nouri talks about his struggles with drugs and alcohol. Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio looks ahead to Russia 2018. We speak to the captain of Tibet's national football team, Karma Tsewang. Plus, we assess the joint-bid from the USA, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup.

Duration:00:27:46

Ange Postecoglou, Clarence Seedorf and Parma Calcio 1913

5/24/2018
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Former Australia coach Ange Postecoglou explains why he turned his back on the World Cup. Clarence Seedorf looks ahead to the Uefa Champions League final. We meet the generous Nigerian forward Alhaji Gero who plays for Östersunds FK in Sweden and sends most of his money back home. Plus, the vice-chairman of Parma Calcio 1913 talks about the club's promotion to Serie A. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Duration:00:26:52

Coaching Syria, David Villa and Footballers Under Pressure

5/17/2018
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The coach of Syria, Bernd Stange, talks about the challenges he faces and remembers his previous job in charge of the Iraqi national team. Spain's David Villa gives us his World Cup memories. Plus, the former West Ham and Charlton Athletic player Kevin George talks about mental health issues in the game. (Picture: SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:29:18

Sepp Blatter and Denmark's Nicolai Jørgensen

5/10/2018
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An exclusive interview with the disgraced former President of FIFA, Sepp Blatter. What's his life been like since his spectacular fall from grace? And did he really not know anything about the rampant corruption that was taking place on his watch? We'll also be looking ahead to the World Cup with Denmark's Nikolai Jorgensen. (Picture: MICHAEL BUHOLZER/AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:26:52

The Yemen coach, a Thai international and Christian Benteke

5/3/2018
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Abraham Mebratu tells us what it's like to coach war-torn Yemen. Bangkok United's Mika Chunuonsee talks about the growth of the game in Thailand. And we look ahead to the World Cup with Morocco's Karim El-Ahmadi and Belgium's Christian Benteke. (Photo: YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:26:52