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BBC World Football leading the conversation on the global game.

    Ukraine, Afghanistan and Lewes FC

    Ukraine, Afghanistan and Lewes FC

    Shakhtar Donetsk's Director of Football, Darijo Srna, discusses the return of the Ukrainian Premier League, with matches to be played in Ukraine. And we're joined by the former Afghanistan women's coach, and current head of performance at Lewes FC, Kelly Lindsey.

    Picture on website: The players of the Shakhtar Donetsk lined up during the Ukrainian national anthem ahead of a friendly match against AS Roma (Photo by Fabrizio Corradetti/LiveMedia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    • 33 min
    La Liga kicks off

    La Liga kicks off

    Ahead of the new Spanish football season we hear from RCD Mallorca President Andy Kohlberg and Celta de Vigo's Luca de la Torre. Plus, Spanish broadcaster Alvaro Romeo assesses the current financial situation at Barcelona and the club's short term approach.

    Picture on website: Abdon Prats of RCD Mallorca celebrates following a match against Osasuna. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

    • 40 min
    FC Köln and Canada's Stephanie Labbé

    FC Köln and Canada's Stephanie Labbé

    FC Köln's Kristian Pedersen looks ahead to the new season. After just missing out on promotion with Union Berlin, and an unsuccessful trial with Borussia Monchengladbach, he is finally fulfilling a long-held ambition to play in the Bundesliga. And the former Canada goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé talks about the comedown following major tournaments. She suffered from panic attacks and anxiety after winning bronze at the Olympics.

    Picture of website: FC Köln players look on, during a match against SSV Jahn Regensburg. (Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

    • 30 min
    Heather O’Reilly comes out of retirement and Euro 2022 final preview

    Heather O’Reilly comes out of retirement and Euro 2022 final preview

    World Cup winner, three-time Olympic gold medallist and World Football co-host Heather O’Reilly tells us how she’s coming out of retirement in order to play in the UEFA Women's Champions League for the Irish side, Shelbourne.

    With Germany facing England in the final of Euro 2022 at Wembley, Line Roddik Hansen tells us what it is like to play against the host nation in the final of a major tournament. She was part of the Denmark squad, who were beaten 4-2 in the final of Euro 2017 by the Netherlands.

    And – former Sweden goalkeeper Caroline Jonsson, who is now a board member at the global players' union FIFPRO, tells us about the legacy that could follow from Euro 2022.


    Heather O'Reilly #17 of the North Carolina Courage celebrates winning the NWSL Shield during a game between Sky Blue FC and North Carolina Courage at WakeMed Soccer Park on October 12, 2019 in Cary, North Carolina. (Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images).

    • 30 min
    Euro 2022 and the women's Africa Cup of Nations

    Euro 2022 and the women's Africa Cup of Nations

    Dutch defender Dominique Janssen looks ahead to her Euro 2022 quarter-final and reflects on the tournament. We also hear from South Africa's Thalea Smidt ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations final.


    Picture on website: Fans of Iceland during the Group D UEFA Women's EURO 2022 match against France (Photo by Joris Verwijst/Orange Pictures/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

    • 32 min
    Euro 2022 and D.C. United's hero returns

    Euro 2022 and D.C. United's hero returns

    The former Norway international Solveig Gulbrandsen reflects on an 8-nil loss for her country. Finland midfielder Emma Koivisto shares her experiences of Euro 2022. And the D.C. United captain Steven Birnbaum reacts to the return of his good friend, Wayne Rooney, as coach.

    Picture on website: Beth Mead of England celebrates scoring against Austria during the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 (Photo by Thor Wegner/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

    • 40 min

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