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 (4)

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

    Fri, 27 Mar 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    26 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:
    19 days 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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  • Violence in Greece

    Thu, 12 Mar 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    11 days remaining

    President of the 20-times Greek champions Panathinaikos tells us that the country’s hooliganism problems are because fans are fed up with corruption in Greek football. Giannis Alafouzos also says that top clubs would consider a break-away league. The Monaco and Portugal defender Ricardo Carvalho tells us that Jose Mourinho left Real Madrid two years ago because he’d lost faith in his own players. As Bhutan record a win in their first-ever World Cup qualifier, ending a 19-match losing streak in the process, we speak to the country’s leading Lama about his love for football. And 25-year-old midfielder George Saunders charts his career to date from Arsenal schoolboy to playing in the Colombian first division.

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  • Sepp's Support Slipping?

    Fri, 6 Mar 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    The President of Paraguayan football tells us why the South American associations decided against giving their backing to Sepp Blatter for re-election as FIFA president. Instead, they’ve decided to consider the four options after meeting Blatter and his three challengers this week. We hear from one of those challengers who outlines his plans for an expanded World Cup and says it’s time to turn FIFA around with a new leader. As the Panama striker Luis Tejada is racially abused for the second time in five months in Peru, the former Peru captain Nolberto Solano discusses what needs to be done to combat racism in his country’s football. We're with the trail-blazers in French women’s football, Lyon. And Cliff Jones remembers his former Tottenham team-mate, Dave Mackay, who died this week.

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