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The latest sport with coverage and debate, featuring commentaries on the big games and sporting events




'Infantile' Neymar and Southgate’s data roaming

After Coutinho and Neymar save Brazil in stoppage time, Mark Chapman, Chris Sutton, Alastair Bruce Ball and Miguel Delaney discuss whether it might have done Brazil a favour if Neymar had been sent off, Gareth Southgate comes up with an on-the-spot excuse for not listening to the podcast when out running, we debate why VAR isn’t being used on grappling in the box, and how Shaqiri and Xhaka’s celebrations may get them into trouble with FIFA. And we ask Peter Odemwingie about his mum again.


'Pure Argentinean anger' with Pablo Zabaleta

The former Argentinean defender pulls no punches analysing the 3-0 defeat to Croatia and says he 'feels sorry' for Lionel Messi. Matthew Upson is 'very disappointed' in two particular players while Jonathan Pearce pays tribute to Modric and co. Danny Welbeck discusses the book recommendations flying around the England camp and Chappers relishes being called a 'melt' by one listener.


Inflatable unicorns and Russian idioms

Mark Chapman, Guillem Balague and Chris Waddle discuss if Spain should drop Andres Iniesta and find out what the meaning is behind an elephant in a china shop. Also Hernan Crespo tries to answer the age old question – who’s better Maradona or Messi?


The Cesc Fabregas pod (and Ronaldinho’s bare feet)

World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas joins Mark Chapman for one of the best podcasts you'll hear all tournament. He'll give you an insight into Messi, Costa, Kroos, Iniesta, Hazard and surprisingly, Fabrice Muamba!? Alex Scott and Guillem Balague are also on the pod to reflect on another Russian win and for a chat about free kicks and Ronaldinho's feet.


The BIG England Analysis Pod (with bonus Swedish Espionage chat)

Alan Shearer, Jermaine Jenas, Chris Waddle, Rob Green and Martin Keown bring you analysis as England start their World Cup with a dramatic win over Tunisia. There’s plenty on Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku and Swedish spies as Mark Chapman presents from his Moscow kitchen (there’ll be pictures on his Instagram story).


It’s England Day! (And Mexico stun Germany)

As Joachim Low’s side lose in a disappointing performance against Mexico, Danny Murphy is incredulous at Leroy Sane’s omission from Low’s squad. Philippe Coutinho and Aleksander Kolarov both score goals worthy of a comparison to Ronaldo's free kick and we’re inside the England camp with Gareth Southgate on the day they take on Tunisia.


Icelandic gameplans and commentary

How do Iceland keep getting famous results? Mark Chapman is joined by Peter Odemwingie, Alex Scott and Steve ‘Mr Iceland’ Crossman as the tournament gets its first VAR controversies, while Nick Pope denies hiding under the bed to not play football. Plus Peter Odemwingie shares his concerns about Nigeria, and Steve Crossman explains why a scandal involving the ‘Godfather of Croatian football’ is affecting Luka Modric, and we hear a lot more Icelandic commentary.


Ronaldo, Costa and ping pong with Pogba

Mark Chapman, Guillem Balague, Pat Nevin and “Mr Iceland” Steve Crossman reflect on a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick in an absolute thriller between Spain and Portugal. There’s a confusing story about Nigerians and chickens, David Ornstein joins the pod after losing to Jordan Pickford at darts and Mark meets Paul Pogba to chat table tennis and sharks.


Robbie Williams and The Atlas Lions

Who better to open the World Cup in Russia...than Robbie Williams? The hosts are up and running, but how bad were Saudi Arabia? Kelly Cates chews the opening day fat with Chris Sutton, Terry Butcher and Matthew Upson while Trent Alexander-Arnold reveals his mum still calls to check he’s using suncream. There’s a quiz about St Petersburg, some world class analysis on England’s defence and the panel have to choose between Luis Suarez and Mo Salah.


Spain chaos and putting your own pants on

Mark cashes in some Match of the Day favours to get Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer on the podcast. Spain sack their coach on the eve of the tournament, Kelly Cates makes her World Cup Daily debut and there’s a conversation about pundits having to put their own pants on.


Southgate, redemption and the search for perfection

From that penalty at Euro 96 to leading England into Russia 2018 - Mark Chapman and Ian Dennis bring you a special podcast about Gareth Southgate. You’ll learn that Southgate is not “too nice”, how he’s taken tips from the NFL, Cirque du Soleil and the Royal Marines and why his former manager wanted him to be a travel agent. Oh and Ian Dennis is great, but not at cricket.


Fortnite vs Call of Duty, and learning Russian with Eric Dier

England want to win the World Cup – and there’s nothing wrong with saying it! Mark Chapman is with the team for a special episode before they fly to Russia. Harry Kane and Dele Alli are in confident mood, there’s a lot of chat about Fortnite, Eric Dier learns some Russian, while Trent Alexander-Arnold makes Mark feel really old by revealing his earliest World Cup memory is from 2006...


Boredom, Beckham and rooming with Gazza

Mark Chapman and former England goalkeeper Rob Green bring you a special episode about life inside a World Cup camp. Rob reveals that Fabio Capello used to call him fat on a daily basis, Paul Ince tells you what time Ian Wright goes to bed, Chris Waddle tells all about rooming with Gazz, while Mark suggests Love Island can bring the England squad together. They also speak to journalist Henry Winter who’s getting ready for his eighth World Cup.