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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  • Italy's "Most Special" Match

    Thu, 25 Sep 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    Ahead of this week-end's match between Genoa and Sampdoria, Gianluca Vialli remembers his past performances in the Derby della Lanterna. Gheorghe Hagi looks back at the 1994 World Cup which he believes Romania should have won. And Alan Green meets Michael Campion, the footballer who turned his back on the wine industry to follow his dreams as a professional player in Hong Kong.

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  • In Conversation with Jerome Champagne

    Thu, 18 Sep 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    The FIFA Presidential candidate Jerome Champagne outlines his vision for the future of the game and talks about his chances of unseating Sepp Blatter. Once full of promise, has football in Syria been destroyed by Civil War? Former Syria international George Mourad and Syria's Under-16 coach Mohamed Al-Attar talk about conditionsd in the country. Also on the programme, the former Chelsea and Barcelona player Albert Ferrer discusses the challenages of coaching Cordoba, a team playing in La Liga for the first time in 42 years. And will the launch of a new Premier League in Hong Kong help attract big-name players?

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  • fallen giants, a waking giant and FIFA’s giant

    Thu, 11 Sep 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    11 days remaining

    The FIFA Executive Committee member, Michel D'Hooghe, tells us that nobody can beat Sepp Blatter in the 2015 FIFA Presidential election. Dr. D'Hooghe also outlines a new regulation that forces referees to postpone matches for three minutes if a player suffers concussion and gives only the club doctor the power to decide if the player can continue playing or not. Brazil and Italy legendts Carlos Alberto and Gianfranco Zola bemoan the lack of promising young talent for their respective national teams. We talk to the Technical Director of Belgium's federation, Paul Allaerts, who tells us how they've unearthed such a promising generation. And the General-Secretary of the All India Football Federation, Kushal Das, says the inaugural Indian Super League is "make or break" for football in his country.

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  • The Chief of South American Football

    Thu, 4 Sep 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    The President of the South American football confederation Juan Angel Napout and the Argentine footballer Julio Arca discuss racism in the game and the export of young South Americans to Europe. Also on the programme a close friend gives an insight into the personality of Arsene Wenger. And hear the incredible of the former Everton player who shot his brother and died in a mental asylum.

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