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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.

    Argentina through while Brazil’s dance is over

    Argentina through while Brazil’s dance is over

    Kelly Cates and guests react to a day of penalty drama as Argentina edge past Netherlands and Brazil get knocked out by Croatia. She’s joined by Chris Sutton, Ian Dennis, Nedum Onuoha, Dutch football journalist Marcel van der Kraan and South American football expert Tim Vickery. Also hear from Rio Ferdinand, Rob Green and Pat Nevin ahead of England vs France.

    TOPICS:
    1:00 – Netherlands-Argentina,
    13:55 – Croatia-Brazil,
    23:50 – Rio Ferdinand interview,
    32:50 – Chris Sutton, Rob Green & Pat Nevin.

    • 45 min
    England v France: Marking Mbappe and midfield battles

    England v France: Marking Mbappe and midfield battles

    Mark Chapman and Kelly Cates are joined by Ian Dennis, Chris Sutton and Julien Laurens to talk all things England and France, ahead of Saturday’s quarter-final.

    The guys discuss the threat Kylian Mbappe poses, whether they’d rather have Harry Kane or Olivier Giroud in their team, and how well Adrien Rabiot has performed for France.

    Former England, Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves drops by to discuss the key battle in midfield and what he thinks of Jude Bellingham on and off the pitch.

    And we hear from Poland and Aston Villa full-back Matty Cash on what it was like to mark Mbappe in their round of 16 game and if the England players have been asking for some advice…

    • 44 min
    The big quarter-finals preview

    The big quarter-finals preview

    Mark Chapman and Kelly Cates are joined by Pablo Zabaleta, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Pat Nevin to look ahead to the World Cup quarter-finals.

    They discuss what plan Louis van Gaal will have in place as Netherlands take on Argentina and why Lionel Messi’s teammates might have more affection for him than the Portugal players have for Cristiano Ronaldo.

    South American football expert Tim Vickery tells us why this is Brazil’s best chance to win the World Cup, ahead of their showdown with Croatia.

    Sebastian Bassong explains how his former Tottenham teammate Luka Modric has evolved to become one of the best players in the world.

    And Euro 2016 winner with Portugal, Jose Fonte, shares his thoughts on whether Ronaldo still has a big part to play as they face Morocco.

    • 48 min
    How do you solve a problem like Mbappe?

    How do you solve a problem like Mbappe?

    Steve Crossman is joined by Karen Bardsley, Leon Osman and Stephen Warnock to look ahead to the World Cup quarter-finals and reflect on the tournament so far.

    They talk about how England will set up to face France, and hear from Kyle Walker on what it would be like to face in-form Kylian Mbappe, while looking at the other strengths of the team and what problems that may pose Gareth Southgate’s England.

    Meanwhile, Emma Saunders is inside the England camp with Luke Shaw, as he tells all about an experience which may bring some good luck ahead of Saturday’s clash!

    And the team discuss the penalty shootouts of the tournament so far, and lift the lid on their own penalty records!

    Timecodes:

    1.35 – England v France Preview
    8.40 – Kyle Walker Audio
    20.30 – Jude Bellingham Focus
    26.45 – Luke Shaw Audio
    31.50 - Penalties

    • 41 min
    Vamos Ramos and Moroccan magic

    Vamos Ramos and Moroccan magic

    The quarter-final line up is complete after Morocco beat Spain on penalties and Portugal were mesmerising against Switzerland.

    Kelly Cates is joined by guests from all around the world to react to Tuesday’s results. Watching a game which saw Portugal coach Fernando Santos drop Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench, and then his replacement Goncalo Ramos score a hat-trick, was former England goalkeeper, Rob Green and Alistair Bruce-Ball - they both give their views on an incredible night. And not only that - Jose Fonte, who won the Euros with Portugal in 2016 joins the pod and they pose the question, should Ronaldo start from the bench for the next match too?

    Kelly gets very different reactions as she reflects on Spain’s loss to Morocco on penalties – first from Aziza Nait Sibaha, a Moroccan football journalist and then from a rather frustrated Guillem Balagué who was watching the match in Barcelona… Rob Green also gives his insight into why Spain were so bad at taking penalties.

    And if that wasn't enough, after England’s Bukayo Saka decided to test his team-mates with a spelling competition, the 5 live sport team decided to do the same…. with mixed results!

    Timecodes:
    3’00 – Morocco reaction to the win over Spain.
    8’00 – What went wrong for Spain?
    13’00 – Rob Green on penalty shootouts.
    19’00 – Portugal focus.
    28’00 – Saka and his spelling bee.
    31’00 – Quarter-finals look ahead.

    • 34 min
    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

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