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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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    • 4.3 • 7 Ratings

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.

    ‘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
    Argentina advance, Poland pip Mexico and Australia join the party

    Argentina advance, Poland pip Mexico and Australia join the party

    Emma Saunders is joined by Alistair Bruce-Ball, Chris Sutton and Tim Vickery for reaction to a dramatic night in Group C - as Argentina and Poland reached the knockout stages.

    We’ll also reflect on an historic day for Australia, after they reached the last 16 of the men’s tournament for the first time in 16 years.

    Prepare yourself for some highbrow, cultured conversation between Pat Nevin and Rob Green, as they share their Doha Diaries with us.

    And we’re joined by our Euro Leagues experts Rafa Honigstein and Kristof Terreur to discuss huge games for Belgium and Germany on Thursday.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Davebabel ,

A quality football podcast

Nearly the perfect podcast, offering a variety of opinions which is a real plus for a football podcast, so often podcast have one viewpoint and create an echo chamber but this podcast offers different views which is great.

I’m a big fan of Kelly, Chris Sutton and Wrighty and enjoy ex pros making their weekly appearances.

The only negative is some of the ex pros and regular podcasters have a bit of an ego which sometimes gets in the way of good analysis.

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