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Your daily dose of World Cup reaction and analysis from Qatar, with Mark Chapman, Kelly Cates, Emma Saunders and Steve Crossman, plus Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and the team.

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Your daily dose of World Cup reaction and analysis from Qatar, with Mark Chapman, Kelly Cates, Emma Saunders and Steve Crossman, plus Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and the team.

    Breathtaking Brazil blow South Korea away

    Breathtaking Brazil blow South Korea away

    Mark Chapman is joined by Ian Dennis, Chris Sutton and Tim Vickery for reaction to Brazil’s sensational 4-1 win over South Korea.

    The guys discuss how Tite’s side are likely to get on against their quarter-final opponents Croatia, who beat Japan on penalties.

    And James Maddison speaks to Emma Saunders after England’s 3-0 win over Senegal.

    • 31 min
    ‘Ruthless’ England book QF with ‘frightening’ France

    ‘Ruthless’ England book QF with ‘frightening’ France

    Mark Chapman and guests react to England 3-0 Senegal in the World Cup last 16. He’s joined by ex-England players Micah Richards, Matt Upson, Rob Green and Ellen White. Hear from goalscorers Bukayo Saka, Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane, as well as Phil Foden and Gareth Southgate.

    INTERVIEWS:
    12:45 – Foden,
    16:30 – Saka,
    28:55 – Southgate,
    38:35 – Henderson,
    41:00 – Kane.

    • 46 min
    1,000 not out for Messi

    1,000 not out for Messi

    Kelly Cates is joined by Pat Nevin, Tim Vickery and former Australia captain Mile Jedinak to reflect on Argentina’s 2-1 win over Australia in the last 16, as Lionel Messi scored in the 1,000th game of his career.

    Argentina will now face Netherlands in the quarter-finals, so Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan drops by to discuss their 3-1 win over the USA and how they might get on against Messi and co…

    John Murray and Nedum Onuoha join Kelly to preview England’s last-16 match against Senegal on Sunday. You’ll also hear from both Gareth Southgate and Harry Maguire.

    And Poland’s Matty Cash tells Juliette Ferrington how his Aston Villa teammate Emi Martinez bagged him Messi’s shirt, after their group match against Argentina.

    • 43 min
    Sorrow for Suarez, Grinch Sutton and a Cameroonian Christmas Carol

    Sorrow for Suarez, Grinch Sutton and a Cameroonian Christmas Carol

    Sorrow for Suarez, Grinch Sutton and a Cameroonian Christmas Carol

    Kelly Cates is joined by Alistair Bruce-Ball, Chris Sutton and South American football expert Tim Vickery - as the group stages came to a close in typically dramatic fashion.

    Cameroon are out of the tournament, despite a famous win over Brazil, and a 91st minute winner for South Korea means they progress at the expense of Uruguay. Cue Luis Suarez crying…

    A rather jubilant former Switzerland captain, in the form of Ramon Vega, joins the pod to share his delight as they reached the last 16 with victory over Serbia.

    Hear from Jude Bellingham on his hopes to become England captain one day and his conversations with Erling Haaland.

    And some of 5 Live’s commentators sit down to reflect on their experiences of the World Cup so far.

    ***DISCLAIMER: This podcast may contain some rather out of tune, festive singing***

    • 52 min
    Germany and Belgium bow out & Trent talks

    Germany and Belgium bow out & Trent talks

    Kelly Cates and guests react to Germany and Belgium crashing out of the World Cup at the group stage. She’s joined by ex-Germany defender Arne Friedrich and journalist Kristoffer Klein along with former England internationals Karen Bardsley and Matt Upson. Spanish supremo Guillem Balagué and ex-J.League striker Jay Bothroyd have their say after Spain and Japan progress. Hear from Roberto Martínez after he quit as Belgium boss and catch an interview with England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold.

    TOPICS:
    1:20 – Germany-Costa Rica,
    14:55 – Spain-Japan,
    26:45 – Belgium,
    31:40 – Morocco,
    32:55 – England,
    45:05 – Statman Dave’s picks.

    • 48 min
    The World Cup grudge match: Ghana's quest for Uruguay revenge

    The World Cup grudge match: Ghana's quest for Uruguay revenge

    Ghana and Uruguay created one of the most dramatic and controversial moments in World Cup history in 2010, when “the Black Stars” were the width of a crossbar away from becoming the first African team to reach the semi-finals.

    Uruguay's Luis Suárez was sent off in the last minute of extra time for handling the ball on the line and then celebrated wildly when Ghana's Asamoah Gyan's penalty hit the bar. Ghana went on to lose a penalty shoot-out, a continent was heartbroken and Suárez became public enemy number 1 in Africa.

    Twelve years on, and the two teams will meet again at the World Cup in Qatar and John Bennett delves into why revenge is so important for Ghana's football fans. He speaks to Gyan, gets the view from Uruguay and speaks to journalists and fans who lived and breathed that epic first match.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Ballinagrana ,

72 + Jobi is amazing

72+ it’s probably the greatest thing that has ever come to this podcast. I didn’t care what happened outside the premiership but since listening to this I am hooked to hear the news of the lower division Jobi is amazing keep up the good work.

leov999 ,

Too much womens football

Way too much coverage of the ladies game. I could tolerate a small amount but it’s almost 50/50. Ludicrous given how little interest there is in it. Unsubscribed

Rybeno ,

Excellent

The addition of the 72 + has been superb the best football league pod by a mile

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