World Football

World Football

This podcast gets right under the skin of world football with extraordinary stories, interviews, and features. Broadcast weekly on Fridays.

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Recent episodes (5)

  • Football and Chaos in the Yemen

    Fri, 17 Apr 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Yemen national team coach Miroslav Soukup says political problems in the country could force him to leave the job. The former Borussia Dortmund player Michael Schulz reacts to Jurgen Klopp's desision to quit. Plus there's an interview with the Argentina and Swansea City defender Federico Fernandez.

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  • In Conversation with Nigeria's Vincent Enyeama

    Fri, 10 Apr 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    Nigeria's goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama explains how he could be 'on the way out' of the national team. Ivory Coast's rising star Eric Bailly discusses his future and the possible international retirement of Yaya Toure. Also on the programme, Joy-Ann Thomas the first Christian to play for Pakistan's women's team and a look back on Carlos Queiroz's turbulent four years in charge of Iran.

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  • A Bad Week for Israel

    Fri, 3 Apr 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    15 days remaining

    Israel has suffered back-to-back defeats during Euro 2016 qualification and now Palestine is pushing for the Israelis to be kicked out of FIFA. Hear from Israel's Ben Sahar and the President of Palestine FA Jibril Rajoub. Also on the programme former Egyptian goalkeeper Nader El Sayed hits out at the country's new coach Hector Cuper. We travel to Brasilia where the world's second most expensive football stadium is being used as a municipal bus station. And hear from the Dane who had a dream while sleeping in a Buddhist monastery and went on to coach Tibet.

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  • A Return to the 'Dark Days' of Hooliganism?

    Fri, 27 Mar 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    8 days remaining

    Serbia's Branislav Ivanovic and Dhusan Tadic discuss Michael Platini's recent comments about the rise of hooliganism and nationalism in European football. Sven Goran Eriksson talks about the coaching career of his former player, Diego Simeone. Nigeria's former captain Joseph Yobo looks back on his career. And the President of the Montserrat FA, Vincent Cassell, explains how things are finally looking up for the national team following the devastation caused by a volcanic eruption 20 years ago. Plus, hear the remarkable story of Steve Mokone, the first black South African to play professionally in Europe.

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  • racism in Russia as Bhutan fly

    Fri, 20 Mar 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    The former head of Russian football, Vyacheslav Koloskov, questions if all monkey chants are racist and says too much is made of the issue of racism in Russian football. We’re in Bhutan as the national team makes history by winning their first ever World Cup qualifying tie. Murun Altankhuyag, Mongolia’s first ever player in Europe, tells us it’s a dream come true. He says his style of play is like Ronaldinho’s but laments the fact that Mongolia won’t have a competitive match for four years after being knocked out of qualifiers for the World and Asian Cups. And we’re in the Big Appple for New York City FC’s first home match, at baseball’s Yankee Stadium.

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