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The magazine for soccer fans around the globe, tackling the biggest issues affecting the world's most popular sport.

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The magazine for soccer fans around the globe, tackling the biggest issues affecting the world's most popular sport.

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The magazine for soccer fans around the globe, tackling the biggest issues affecting the world's most popular sport. With Alan Green.

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Alan Green looks at the important issues in the global game.

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What does it take to be a top class referee? Also a look at the selling of club licenses.

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World Cup winner Marcel Desailly discusses all the hot football topics.

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Football's biggest stories of the week on the BBC.

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Is football on the verge of a financial crisis?

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We're in Rwanda with Spanish giants Barcelona.

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Lookahead to European Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.

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As the World Cup gets underway - World Football is in Johannesburg.

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Alan Green visits the historic Robben Island, off the coast of Cape Town.

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This week Alan Green presents the programme from South Africa.

The Bafana captain, Aaron Mokoena, speaks publicly for the first time since his team were knocked out of the World Cup. We also hope to speak to the head of the Orgainising Committee, Danny Jordaan.

We hear from a women's football team called the Chosen FEW. It's a team of black lesbians - and because of who they are they've been banned from formal competitions in South Africa. Many members of the team have been victims of 'corrective rape' - i.e. raped to make them straight. In 2008 an openly-gay South African international, Eudy Simelane, was raped and murdered.

The East Africa Cup is taking place in Tanzania - involving teams from Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Zambia. The tournament will be in stark contrast to the commercialisation of the World Cup. We'll be finding out if the people involved feel included in the first African World Cup.

And we talk to members of a far-right group - the FF - who claim that the World Cup is bad for South Africa and that immigration has dramatically increased because of it.

South Africa's lesbian footballers, controversial views about immigration and football.

South Africa's lesbian footballers, controversial views about immigration and football.

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Former Ghana international Anthony Baffoe and the ex-France and Real Madrid midfielder Kristen Karembeu discuss if the World Cup in South Africa.

The former Dutch international Ronald de Boer tells World Football that he believes Spain are the favourites to win their first World Cup final on Sunday against his home country the Netherlands.

Completing the line-up of former stars of the game - the Liberian international and presidential candidate, George Weah, feels his former manager at AC Milan, Fabio Capello, is not the right man to hold the England job.

We also hear from Germany on the highs and lows of their campaign as spectators gather in a fan park in Berlin to watch their semi final match against Spain..

World Football asks has the 2010 World Cup in South Africa been a success?

Football's biggest stories of the week on the BBC.

World Football asks has the 2010 World Cup in South Africa been a success?

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Guest presenter Philippe Auclair examines the state of the game in France.

The new season kicks-off this weekend - but will there be a hang-over from the national team's shocking performance on and off the pitch at the World Cup?

The former Liverpool, PSG, Lyon and France national manager Gerard Houllier gives us his thoughts.

We'll also be finding out if the next generation of South Asian youngsters are ready to break into Professional football.

And could Australia's bid to host the 2022 World Cup be undermined by problems in the country's domestic league?

Can French football recover from a poor World Cup as the domestic seasons kicks-off?

Can French football recover from a poor World Cup as the domestic seasons kicks-off?

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Russian football is in the spotlight after a couple of high profile racist incidents, leading to major concerns from anti-racism campaigners.

Were in Berlin to explore the football divide that still exists in the city and neither are in the top division. Berlin's two clubs play each other in the second tier of the Bundesliga and they couldn't be more different.

Two time European Cup winner Paulo Sousa warns young players to remain totally focused on being the best to avoid the pitfalls of fame.

We'll reveal the story of the "fake" international that took place in Bahrain, earlier this month, where a team claiming to be the Togolese national team played the hosts.

Plus, the women's football team from the UK are currently on a unique tour - to North Korea.

Will racism in Russian football impact on their bid to host the world cup?

Will racism in Russian football impact on their bid to host the world cup?

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Di Canio, Juventus And The New Psg20110916

We speak with Paolo Di Canio - one of the most entertaining and rebellious figures in the game, as the Italian embarks on a career in management.

We're in Turin, where Juventus hope a new stadium can bring a them a new era of prosperity.

And perennial underachievers Paris Saint-Germain have been sold to Qatari Investors, which could see PSG become one of Europe's elite.

We'll discuss the controversial takeover with the new PSG General Manager Leonardo.

What impact will Qatari money have at Paris Saint-Germain?

What impact will Qatari money have at Paris Saint-Germain?

Di Canio, Juventus And The New Psg20110917
Dwight Yorke, Indonesia And The Assassination Of Amilcar Henriquez20170421

Dwight Yorke tells us why he thinks black footballers should go on strike.

Equatorial Guinea Naturalising Outsiders 2820111028

One of Equatorial Guinea's best players hits out at the Football Federation's policy of bringing in outsiders.

Ahead of Saturday's draw for the Africa Cup of Nations...we investigate the controversial use of naturalised players.

We'll also be hearing from Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga. He wants his country to host major tournaments, despite Kenya's poor record on stadium safety.

Presented by Alan Green.

Is Equatorial Guinea bringing in footballers who have no right to play for the country?

Is Equatorial Guinea bringing in footballers who have no right to play for the country?

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Fifa Crisis20110604

Despite damaging allegations of bribery and corruption - Sepp Blatter remains in power.

But has FIFA lost all credibility? And could Qatar 2022 be in jeopardy after claims that they bought the World Cup?

We hear from David Larkin from the Change FIFA campaign, British MP Damien Collins and Yousef Al-Sarkel the Vice-President of the Asian Football Confederation.

We also travel to Rwanda, to find out more about the success of the country's under-17 team and how football is helping the nation to recover from its troubled past.

Presented by Alan Green.

Sepp Blatter remains in power at FIFA, but have they loss all credibility?

Sepp Blatter remains in power at FIFA, but have they loss all credibility?

Football In Eritrea And Rwanda20111202

James Montague spends time with the Eritrean national team.

Earlier this month they travelled to Rwanda for a World Cup qualifier - their first overseas match in two years.

The last time the national team left Eritrea, for a tournament in Kenya, the entire team disappeared, later claiming asylum.

As well as hearing from the current players and coach - there will also be the chance to hear from one of those players who defected in 2009, now in living Adelaide and trying to re-build his career in the A-League.

James Montague spends time with the Eritrean national team.

Football In Eritrea And Rwanda20111203
Football's Role In Helping Japan Recover From Disaster, Teixeira's Departure And Possible New Tax Laws In France20120316

A year on from Japan's devostating earthquake and tsunami, we hear how Kashima Antlers and Vegalta Sendai have been helping the rebuilding process.

After Ricardo Teixeira ends his23-year reign as the head of Brazilian football,we assess his time and ask, What next?

And could players in France be about to be hit by a new law that forces them to pay 75 percent tax?

How football's helped people in Japan recover from last year's earthquake and tsunami

How football's helped people in Japan recover from last year's earthquake and tsunami

Football's Role In Helping Japan Recover From Disaster, Teixeira's Departure And Possible New Tax Laws In France20120317
Lord Ouseley, Match Fixing And David Beckham20111105

The issue of Racism in Football has reared it's ugly head again and we'll be talking with respected anti-discrimination campaigner Lord Herman Ouseley about why it's still a problem.

One of the leading figures in the gambling industry tells us the future of the game is under serious threat from the match fixers.

Plus, David Beckham reveals plans for the next stage of his career and explains why he's not thinking of quitting anytime soon.

We ask if racism in English football still an issue?

We ask if racism in English football still an issue?

Martin Demichelis, Iheanacho And Women's Football In Colombia20170428

Argentina's Martin Demichelis looks back at Manchester City's title win in 2014.

Shocks In Asian World Cup Qualifying20120302

The Lebanon national team has shocked many people in World Cup qualifying after a string of good results. Alan Green interview the teams coach Theo Bucker. But while Lebanon is going well - some big names in Asian football could face an early exit from World Cup qualifying. Saudi Arabia are out - we talk to the coach Frank Rijkaard and some of the players.

Zimbabwe – it's emerged that the FA Chief Executive was kidnapped last week. We understand it was done by a gang of match-fixers - trying to warn him off digging too deep in the latest match-fixing investigation. We have an interview with former Zimbabwe player, Alois Bunjira.

And an interview with Fifa Executive Committee member Prince Ali of Jordan, about possible changes in the law to allow Muslim women to play wearing hijabs.

Saudi Arabia crash out of World Cup qualifying but Lebanon march on

Saudi Arabia crash out of World Cup qualifying but Lebanon march on

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South Africa 2010 - The Broken Promises20110715

One year on from the World Cup in South Africa whatever happened to the money generated and have promises been broken?

As the United States prepares to take on Japan in the final of the Women's World Cup....has the tournament has been a success?

And the newly appointed FIFA vice President Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan talks to World Football about the recent corruption allegations.

One year on from the World Cup in South Africa whatever happened to the money generated?

One year on from the World Cup in South Africa whatever happened to the money generated?

South Africa 2010 - The Broken Promises20110716
The Fall Out From The Transfer Window20110903

The spending spree is over in Europe with over $3bn splashed out - but as the transfer window slams shut one Premier League manger is worried about the damaging effects its having on the game.

The former England international Robbie Fowler who is the fourth-highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League is currently playing in the Thai Premier League for Muang Thong United. Fowler tells us why he's still keen to score more goals and what it's like living in Bangkok.

Indiscipline and huge egos are undermining the national team that's the damning verdict of the new Nigeria coach Samson Siasia who calls on his squad to prove their worth ahead of a crucial Cup of Nations qualifying match.

Record spending by Europe's top clubs during the summer, but is it damaging the game?

Record spending by Europe's top clubs during the summer, but is it damaging the game?

The New England Manager, Barcelona And World Cup 2018.20120504

The former Acting Chief Executive of the FA assesses Roy Hodgson’s selection. One of Hodgson’s long-time friends and colleagues gives an insight into a relatively little-known figure in his own country.

As Barcelona prepare to bid Pep Guardiola farewell and anoint Tito Vilanova, we hear from a man who played with them both.

And we’re in Russia to check on preparations for the 2018 World Cup and the state of the pitches in the Russian Premier League.

The former Acting Chief Executive of the FA assesses Roy Hodgson’s selection process.

The former Acting Chief Executive of the FA assesses Roy Hodgson’s selection process.

The New England Manager, Barcelona And World Cup 2018.20120505
The Political Football In Palestine20110827

The Prime Minister of Palestine tells us how football has been used to help their quest for official international recognition.

We'll also be investigating why Gulf War veterans and Italian footballers - are more likely to suffer from the motor-neurone disease ALS?

We'll be hearing from a former Italy international who's now paralysed from the neck down after suffering from the ALS.

Plus, We explore the problems withe game in Italian - as the threat of a strike hangs over the start of the season - amid another match fixing scandal.

We discover how Palestine are using football to get international recognition.

We discover how Palestine are using football to get international recognition.

The Port Said Tragedy: Who's To Blame?20120324

Eye witness accounts of the Port Said tragedy.

We hear from Egypt’s so-called 'Ultra' fans who played a big role in the country's revolution last year.

They tell us who they blame for Egypt's worst stadium disaster.

And we talk to the American coach of Egypt's national team, Bob Bradley.

Eye witness accounts of Egypt's worst stadium tragedy.

Eye witness accounts of Egypt's worst stadium tragedy.

World Cup D-day - One Year On20111210

One year on from World Cup D-day, World Football catches up with the winners and losers.

And there is also a chance to hear from the Newcastle and Senegal striker Demba Ba.

One year on from World Cup D-day, World Football catches up with the winners and losers.

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Brazil host the World Cup in 4 years time, but huge investment is needed. We find out why?

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