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BBC World Football leading the conversation on the global game.




Africa Cup of Nations: Into the knockouts

The Comoros captain Najim Abdou reflects on an historic moment for the country. Burkina Faso midfielder Adama Guira looks ahead to the second round of the Africa Cup of Nations. The former Ghana international Laryea Kingston discussed his country's shock exit. And we say goodbye to the defending champions Algeria. Picture on website: Comoros' players celebrate after scoring against Ghana (DANIEL BELOUMOU OLOMO/AFP via Getty Images).


Africa Cup of Nations: Under way in Cameroon

The former Uganda and Sierra Leone coach Johnny McKinstry discusses a slow start to the Africa Cup of Nations. We also hear from the former Cameroon coach Claude Le Roy. Picture on website: Ivory Coast's Max Gradel celebrates after scoring a goal against Equatorial Guinea (CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images)


Counting down to the Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria's Efe Ambrose and Cameroon's Patrick Suffo look ahead to the Africa Cup of Nations. We also hear from the Gambia captain Pa Modou Jagne as he prepares for his country's first ever AFCON. Picture on website: Cameroonian football jerseys hang along a wall at the central market in Yaounde (Daniel Beloumou Olomo / AFP)


Bojan Krkić and Finland's Linda Sällström

Bojan Krkić discusses the new generation of young players at his old club Barcelona. Finland's leading goal scorer Linda Sällström looks ahead to the European Championship. And Pat Nevin looks back at the year in football. Picture on website: Bojan Krkic celebrates a goal for Catalonia during a friendly against Venezuela (Quality Sport Images/Getty Images).


Footballers and faith

Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward and the former Portsmouth player Linvoy Primus discuss their Christian faith. We also hear from former USA international Jaelene Daniels, whose religious beliefs led her to turn down the chance to continue playing for her country. Picture on website: Joel Ward of Crystal Palace prays on pitch before a match between against Burnley (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)


Champions! Atlas finally win the Mexican title

We hear from fans of Atlas after their team won the Liga MX title for the first time since 1951. And we pay tribute to Argentina's Sergio Aguero following his retirement. Picture on website: Aldo Rocha of Atlas holds the trophy and celebrates with teammates after winning the Liga MX title (Refugio Ruiz/Getty Images)


Portland's Larrys Mabiala and Syria's Oliver Kass Kawo

Ahead of the MLS Cup final we hear from Portland Timbers defender Larrys Mabiala as his team prepare to take on New York City FC. We also hear from Oliver Kass Kawo, a 20-year-old Swedish-Syrian player who realised his dream of playing for Syria this month. Not only that, he scored for them in the FIFA Arab Cup. Picture on website: A break in play during the MLS Cup Eastern Conference Final match between the Philadelphia Union and New York City FC (Ira L. Black - Corbis/Getty Images)


Big wins, Louis Saha and coaching in the Highlands

The former Manchester United striker Louis Saha remembers playing for Sir Alex Ferguson. We hear from the new coach of Fort William, a club in the Scottish Highlands once described as the worst team in Britain. And the former Australia international Alicia Ferguson discusses some one-sided results in the latest round of women's World Cup qualifiers. Picture on website: Louis Saha and Sir Alex Ferguson share a joke during training ahead of a UEFA Champions League match against Lille (Matthew...


The Copa Libertadores final 2021

World Cup winner Gilberto Silva looks ahead to the Copa Libertadores final between Flamengo and Palmeiras. Also on the programme, the former Australia international Alicia Ferguson reacts to the latest abuse allegations in women's football. Picture on website: A Palmeiras fan holding the team's flag after beating Santos. (NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP via Getty Images)


Serbia's Nikola Milenković and Ghana's Andy Yiadom

Reflections on a dramatic week of World Cup qualifiers with Serbia and Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenković and Ghana's Andy Yiadom. We also hear from Marseille's young American winger Konrad de la Fuente. He tells us about his journey from Miami to the south of France via Barcelona's famed La Masia academy. Picture on website: Dusan Vlahovic and Nikola Milenković of Serbia celebrate after beating Portugal. (Zed Jameson/MB Media/Getty Images)


Brazil's Gilberto Silva and Thailand coach Mano Pölking

World Cup winner Gilberto Silva explains how his tough upbringing shaped him as a footballer. And Thailand's new coach Mano Pölking looks ahead to the Suzuki Cup and explains the cultural differences he's faced coaching in South East Asia. Picture on website: Gilberto Silva of Brazil celebrates winning the World Cup (photo by Mark Leech/ Getty Images)


In conversation with Barcelona's Martin Braithwaite

The Denmark international Martin Braithwaite talks about a tumultuous time for Barcelona following the exits of Lionel Messi and Ronald Koeman. And Braithwaite also describes how his positive mindset has benefitted his career and helped him top become the best possible version of himself. Picture on website: Martin Braithwaite walks out onto the pitch for a match between Barcelona and Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)


Koeman's departure and Padova's Niko Kirwan

New Zealand's Niko Kirwan talks about his sporting family and first international goal. Plus, is Xavi the right coach for Barcelona following the departure of Ronald Koeman? And we hear from FIFA's head of women's football Sarai Bareman. Picture on website: Ronald Koeman on the touchlines during a match between Cadiz and Barcelona (Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


Biennial World Cups and Belgium's surprise league leaders

Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet gives an insight into the recent biennial World Cup discussions. We also hear from history graduate turned defender Chris Burgess who currently plays for Belgium's Union Saint-Gilloise.


Welcoming back Mr. Ranieri

Watford defender William Troost-Ekong discusses Claudio Ranieri's Premier League return. We also hear from the Sierra Leone national team coach John Keister as the country looks ahead to competing in its first Africa Cup of Nations since 1996. Picture on website: William Troost-Ekong of Watford celebrates following a match against Millwall (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images).


Abuse allegations in the NWSL

Heather O'Reilly reacts to the abuse allegations which have rocked women's football. Heather O'Reilly played under coach Paul Riley at the North Carolina Courage. He faces allegations of sexual harassment and emotional abuse, allegations which he denies. (Photo: Signage supporting NWSL players on display during a game between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Los Angeles FC. Credit: Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)


A famous night for FC Sheriff

FC Sheriff's Sébastien Thill talks about his winning goal against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, which created one of the biggest upsets in the competition's history. And Freiburg goalkeeper Mark Flekken remembers an emotional night, as the club bid farewell to their iconic stadium in the Black Forest. Picture: The players of FC Sheriff Tiraspol in a group huddle during their UEFA Champions League match against Real Madrid. (David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images).


Thalea Smidt’s Champions League dream

South African midfielder Thalea Smidt tells us about her excitement ahead of playing for Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies in the inaugural African Women’s Champions League and how she feels the new tournament represents a great opportunity to improve the game on the continent. We also reflect on the career of Jimmy Greaves after the former England, Chelsea, AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspur forward died at the age of 81. (Credit: Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies)


From 9th tier to Serie A – Chievo phoenix club dreams

Chievo Verona legend Sergio Pellissier tells us about the formation of a new phoenix club, after the original club went out of business in August. Plus Hugo Alvarado explains how his eye for talent has taken him from being a frustrated fan to becoming the first ever full time scout for El Salvador’s national teams. Photo: Sergio Pellisier of AC Chievo competes for the ball with Nenad Tomovic of ACF Fiorentina during a Serie A match between the sides. (Credit: Getty Images)


A World Cup every two years?

Nigeria's Sunday Oliseh discusses the proposal to have a biennial World Cup. South Africa's new national team coach, Hugo Broos, reflects on the recent World Cup qualifiers. We also hear the tragic story of the former French international Jean-Pierre Adams who died this week after 39 years in a coma. Picture on website: The FIFA World Cup Trophy in the rain after the 2018 final between France and Croatia (Denis Tyrin\TASS via Getty Images)