Main content

Xavi, Makelele and the Qataris

Does Qatar have enough time to find a good enough team for when they host the World Cup in 2022? And Xavi tells us how he turned down Sir Alex Ferguson's advances.

Does Qatar have enough time to find a good enough team for when they host the World Cup in 2022? Many have criticised the Qatari tradition of drafting in naturalised players to fill the national team, but is that criticism fair, and will it continue in the next five years?

Also, Claude Makelele explains why France could struggle at next year's World Cup. And the great Spanish midfielder Xavi tells us how he turned down Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United to stay at Barcelona.

(Photo: Xavi, captain of Al Sadd celebrates winning the 2017 Emir Cup at Khalifa International Stadium. Credit: Neville Hopwood/Getty Images)

Available now

27 minutes

Broadcasts

Inside the Dressing Room

Inside the Dressing Room

Interviews with coaches and managers past and present

Beyond the dressing room

Beyond the dressing room

Stories and profiles from people in the football world

The Incredible Adventures of the Dallas Tornado

The Incredible Adventures of the Dallas Tornado

The crazy story of the Dallas Tornado 1967 world tour.

Podcast