World Football (Winter 2009/10) 3

The story creating the football headlines, this week, is the tragic news from Germany -where goalkeeper Robert Enke committed suicide.

He was in with a good chance of playing for Germany at next year's World Cup, but took his own life. He suffered from depression for 6 years, but kept it a secret from team-mates.

Alan Green speaks to one of the only Sports Psychologist working in the German Bundesliga about mental illness and how clubs are unaware how to deal with depression.

We hear from Egypt who play Algeria in a game that will decide which of the 2 teams qualifies for next summer's world cup. The bitter rivalry stems from Political tension between the two countries - twenty years ago a game between the two sides lead to riots.

Johan Cryuff, former Holland and Barcelona star talks to us about his new role as coach of Catalonia and why he has come back to management. Catalonia is not recognised by FIFA as one of it's members

Following last weeks programme on the impact the fall of the Berlin Wall had on Germany football, we look at the affect the subsequent collapse of the communist regimes had on football in other European countries - we focus on Czechoslovakia.

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