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Beautiful Game, Final Frontier

29 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 12 July 2014

This week's In the Balance deals with the dreams of nations; counting the cost of world cup woes and exploring Africa's investment in space technology.

We ask who stands to gain from high drama on the footballing field? Soccernomics expert Professor Stefan Szymanski and our regular contributor (and footballing fanatic) comedian Colm O’Regan will provide the answers.

And we discuss the new business being generated by the expansion of space programmes in Africa; With Seidu Mohammed of the Nigerian Space Agency, Dickson Adomako of Ghana's Space Science and Technology Institute, and Sir Martin Sweeting, Executive Chairman of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.



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