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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

Xavi, Makelele and the Qataris

10/19/2017
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Does Qatar have enough time to find a good enough team for when they host the World Cup in 2022? Many have criticised the Qatari tradition of drafting in naturalised players to fill the national team, but is that criticism fair, and will it continue in the next five years? Also on the show...Claude Makelele explains why France could struggle at next year's World Cup. And the great Spanish midfielder Xavi tells us how he turned down Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United to stay at Barcelona....

Duration: 00:26:38


Road to Russia 2018: Joy and Despair

10/12/2017
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On World Football, we look back on a feverish week of World Cup qualifiers in the Americas. We're with the United States as they were sensationally eliminated, ending a run of seven consecutive World Cup appearances. We're in Panama as they capitalized on the USA's misfortune to secure their World Cup debut. And we'll be asking why the South American champions Chile haven't made it to Russia 2018. Picture: Supporters of Panama celebrate after their team defeats Costa Rica and qualifies for...

Duration: 00:26:38


06/10/2017 GMT

10/6/2017
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Football's biggest stories of the week on the BBC.

Duration: 00:26:28


Megan Rapinoe and the Making of Kylian Mbappe

9/28/2017
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The USA international Megan Rapinoe discusses her Olympic and World Cup victories, sexism and homophobia in the game and why she chose to 'take a knee' during the American national anthem. We also find out where it all started for PSG's Kylian Mbappe. We visit AS Bondy in the Paris suburbs to find out more about the club and coaches which shaped Mbappe. And in the second part of our interview with Ivan Rakitic, the Barcelona midfielder ttells us how he'd swap five Champions League titles for...

Duration: 00:26:37


In Conversation with Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic

9/21/2017
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Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic tells us why it's difficult playing alongside Lionel Messi and how he regrets Neymar leaving the team. He also says Barcelona are motivated to do well this season for those affected by the recent terrorist attack in the city. Also on the show, Borussia Monchengladbach's Ibrahima Traore tells us how he went from playing street football in Paris to the Bundesliga in just twelve months. He also recalls his meeting with the Pope. Ghana's Anthony Baffoe reflects on...

Duration: 00:26:37


Sunday Oliseh, Juliano Belletti and a Nomadic footballer

9/14/2017
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Nigerian legend Sunday Oliseh, who is now the manager of Fortuna Sittard, tells us how difficult it is for African players to get coaching opportunities. World Cup winner Juliano Belletti assesses Brazil's chances at Russia 2018. And the Senegal defender Pape Souare talks about his return from injury following a terrible car crash. Plus, we're joined by the former Tottenham player Rohan Ricketts who's been described as the 'world's most travelled footballer' having played in Canada,...

Duration: 00:28:41


Edwin van der Sar and Other Movers and Shakers

9/8/2017
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The Chief Executive of Ajax, Edwin van der Sar, calls on UEFA to address the trend of big clubs stockpiling the best young talent, only to loan them out. We meet one of the best connected men in football, the American sports executive Charlie Stillitano. As RB Leipzig prepare for the Champions League, former coach Alex Zorniger remembers the early days of fourth-tier football. And we hear from the President of Bristol Rovers FC, Wael Al-Qadi. But why has a wealthy Jordanian businessman...

Duration: 00:26:34


In Conversation with George Weah

8/31/2017
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The former AC Milan player and FIFA World Player of the Year, George Weah, looks back on his career. He also talks about his political aspirations after launching his campaign to become the next President of Liberia. Picture: Former international football star George Weah looks at his political supporters from his party's headquarters in Monrovia. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:26:38


The Dangerous World of Croatian Football

8/24/2017
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We investigate allegations of corruption inside Croatian and Greek football as HNK Rijeka and Olympiacos face each other for a place in the Champions League group stage.

Duration: 00:26:38


Girona FC: Meeting La Liga's new boys

8/17/2017
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We spend time with Girona FC as the Catalan club prepares for its first ever season in La Liga. Also on the show, the Burnley manager Sean Dyche talks about his love for dance music and handmade leather shoes. Picture: The Estadia Montilivi stadium during the Spanish Segunda Division match between Girona FC and SD Eibar (Josep Lago/EuroFootball/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:26:38


Maty Ryan, Eric Abidal and the enigmatic Marcelo Bielsa

8/10/2017
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Australian goalkeeper Maty Ryan talks about his move to Brighton, initiation songs and how he keeps his feet on he ground. We travel to Lille to find out about the coaching methods of the enigmatic Marcelo Bielsa. Plus, Eric Abidal talks about 'crazy' transfer fees and his emotional return to football after twice being diagnosed with cancer. Picture: Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan gestures during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification match between the Socceroos and Tajikistan (Robert...

Duration: 00:26:37


Women's Euro 2017, Yannick Bolasie and a football visionary

8/3/2017
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Ahead of the Euro 2017 final we discuss the state of the women's game. Yannick Bolasie talks about his rehabilitation following a serious knee injury. And comic book artist Paul Trevillion tells us about the ideas he's had which have shaped the modern game, such as replica kits, mascots and football stickers. Picture: Netherlands' Shanice van de Sanden celebrates after winning the UEFA Womens Euro 2017 football match against Sweden (Credit: DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:26:38


The Journeyman Coach

7/27/2017
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Some of football's most traveled managers swap stories about their experiences. We're joined by Stephen Constantine, Tom Saintfiet, Vera Pauw and Steve Darby...four coaches who between them have coached more than 20 national teams and countless clubs on four continents. (Photo: India's national football coach Stephen Constantine (R) addresses his players at a training camp in Bangalore (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:32:38


Viking Adventures in the Champions League

7/20/2017
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We're with Vikingur of the Faroe Islands and FC Copenhagen for the latest round of Uefa Champions League matches. We hear from the FC Copenhagen coach Ståle Solbakken about his near death experience. And the former Denmark midfielder John Jensen tells us how binge eating beef burgers was the secret to their shock European Championship success in 1992. Picture: FC Copenhagen fans (Joern Pollex/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:29:53


Kluivert, Wynton Rufer and the Coach of the Philippines

7/13/2017
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Former USA captain Thomas Dooley talks about coaching the Philippines national team. Is there a secret as to why 25% of Premier League managers used to play for Barcelona? We ask Patrick Kluivert. And the former Werder Breman and New Zealand striker Wynton Rufer tells us about his fascinating career. (Photo: Patrick Kluivert poses with a t-shirt at a Global Legends Series event in Kuala Lumpur. Credit: Charles Pertwee/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:39:01


Meet the Minnows: The Uefa Champions League is Back!

7/6/2017
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We spend time with Andorra's FC Santa Coloma. Despite being a modest club, the Andorran champions do have a rather special left-back...the former World Cup winner Joan Capdevila. But could this be the end of his illustrious career? We speak to Capdevila and his team-mates as they take on Armenia's Alashkert in the first qualifying round of the Uefa Champions League. We're also in Mitrovica for Trepca 89 v Vikingkur, the first Champions League match to be played in Kosovo. (Picture: BBC)

Duration: 00:29:20


Confederations Cup Part 2: Sochi and St Petersburg

6/29/2017
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The CEO of Russia's 2018 World Cup organising committee, Alexey Sorokin, reacts to reports that Russia's footballers are being investigated for doping and talks about the lessons learnt at the Confederations Cup. The former Russia and CSKA coach and Leonid Slutsky looks ahead to next year's World Cup. And we talk to FIFA's head of referees Massimo Busacca about the controversy over the use of video technology at the Confederations Cup. (Picture credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:27:50


Confederations Cup Part 1: A week in Moscow

6/22/2017
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Mani Djazmi reports from the Fifa Confederations Cup speaking to the former Russia captain Alexei Smertin.

Duration: 00:29:12


Portugal's Jose Fonte, Nigeria's Ahmed Musa and Russia's Leonid Slutsky

6/15/2017
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Portugal's Jose Fonte looks ahead to the Confederations Cup and talks about his international career. Nigeria's Ahmed Musa reflects on his time playing in Russia for CSKA Moscow. We also hear from the former Russia national team coach Leonid Slutsky . Plus, Stuart Baxter explains why he's decided to take on the job of South Africa's national team coach for a second time. (Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:28:28


Remembering Cheick Tiote

6/8/2017
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Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho pays tribute to Cheick Tiote after the Ivory Coast international collapsed and died during training. Iheanacho also tells us how his manager, Pep Guardiola, was caught up in the recent Manchester bombing...and discusses his own future. Also on the programme, the USA international Herculez Gomez talks about the rivalry between Mexico and the USA. Picture: Cheick Tiote of Newcastle United applauds the supporters following the Premier League match between...

Duration: 00:26:38

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