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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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London, United Kingdom

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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

Stories from Inside the Dressing Room

11/15/2018
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Heather O'Reilly, Peter Odemwingie and Pat Nevin discuss the big football stories. Should TV cameras be allowed in the dressing room? The education of playing abroad and why you're never to old for a kick-about.

Duration:00:27:44

Controversial Refs, Shop Windows and Saying 'No' to Zlatan

11/8/2018
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Heather O'Reilly, Pat Nevin and Peter Odemwingie join Mani Djazmi to discuss the week's biggest stories. We also hear from controversial French referee Tony Chapron and the players of Kenyan champions Gor Mahia.

Duration:00:30:51

Derbies, Rivalries and a Trip to Soweto

11/1/2018
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World Cup winner Heather O'Reilly, former Premier League striker Peter Odemwingie and Pat Nevin once of Chelsea, Everton and Scotland swap stories about football's biggest rivalries. And presenter Mani Djazmi takes a trip to the Soweto Derby, where he meets the South African George Best.

Duration:00:31:23

From Soweto to Yorkshire: ‘The Chief’ Lucas Radebe

10/25/2018
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South Africa’s Lucas Radebe speaks about his life journey. From being shot on the streets of Soweto, to becoming a Premier League player, the captain of his country and the ‘hero’ of Nelson Mandela! We also speak to Socceroo Awer Mabil. Born into a family of South Sudanese refugees, he tells us about his goalscoring debut for the Australian national team. Photo: Lucas Radebe (Getty Images)

Duration:00:26:28

Carlos Queiroz and Troubles for Germany

10/18/2018
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Carlos Queiroz on the challenges of coaching Iran. The former German international Simon Rolfes dissects his country's latest defeats. We also speak to the coach of Kuwait and hear about life as a female football agent. (Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Duration:00:26:37

Louis Saha and Football in the Caribbean

10/11/2018
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The former Manchester United striker Louis Saha tells us why big egos are disrupting the club. We discuss the plans to develop football in the Caribbean and speak to two St Kitts and Nevis internationals. Plus, Benin's Aaron Ibilola talks about life in Brazil's second division. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Duration:00:28:37

New Zealand's Chris Wood and the Curious Case of Virtus Entella

10/4/2018
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Burnley striker Chris Wood remembers the bullying he faced for wanting to play football as a youngster in New Zealand. We find out why the Italian club Virtus Entella don't have a league to play in. The Kosovo forward Atdhe Nuhiu tells us what it means to be playing international football. And we're joined by psychologist Damian Hughes, who gives us a lesson in how to get a winning mentality - the Barcelona way. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Duration:00:26:51

Joachim Löw, N'Golo Kanté and a Trip to Valencia

9/27/2018
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Germany coach Joachim Löw reflects on his team's disappointment at Russia 2018. The Belgium national team coach Roberto Martinez and France's N'Golo Kanté also look back on the highs-and-lows of the World Cup.. We are also in Valencia to meet the club's Singaporean President, Anil Murthy. (Photo by Michael Regan - Fifa/Getty Images)

Duration:00:26:38

Bruce Grobbelaar and the Return of Red Star Belgrade

9/20/2018
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Life stories from the former Liverpool and Zimbabwe goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar. (Photo by David Cannon/Allsport/Getty Images)

Duration:00:33:18

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