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We hear from Pitso Mosimane, the South African coach who keeps on adding trophies to his collection. His most recent one was the African Champions League which he won with Egypt's Al-Ahly last weekend. He reveals the secret of his success.We also hear from Salvadoran striker Joaquin Rivas. El Salvador are hoping to make history at the Concacaf Gold…
 
Claudio Ranieri looks ahead to the final of Euro 2020 between Italy and England. We're also joined by former England international Tony Dorigo. Plus, can Lionel Messi win his first major international title when Argentina take on Brazil in the final of the Copa America?Picture: Jorginho celebrates after scoring the winning penalty for Italy in the …
 
Hungary coach Marco Rossi tells us why selfishness and a lack of unity cost France, Portugal and Germany their places at Euro 2020. Former Czech Republic captain Václav Němeček looks ahead to the quarter-finals. And the former coach of Denmark Åge Hareide explains why the Danish players have such strong bonds.Picture: France's forward Kylian Mbappe…
 
As the knockout stage of Euro 2020 gets underway, the former Denmark international and European Championship winner John Sivebek discusses the emotions of Danish fans after the collapse of Christian Eriksen in the opening game and their hard-fought qualification to the round of 16. We also hear from the former Austria captain Christian Fuchs as his…
 
We hear from the Finland captain Tim Sparv, who was on the pitch when Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest. Portugal's Jose Fonte pays tribute to his record-breaking team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo. And Sweden coach Janne Andersson explains why he is not a fan of the format for Euro 2020.Picture: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates victory …
 
Venezia FC's Harvey St Clair discusses the unique nature of football in Venice, following the club's promotion to Serie A. Also on the programme, Peru's assistant coach Nolberto Solano talks about the last minute decision to move the Copa America to Brazil.Picture: Venezia FC goalkeeper Niki Maenpaa celebrates being promoted to Serie A (Nicolo Zang…
 
Jose Fonte looks ahead to the final game of the French season, with Lille on the verge of surprisingly winning the title. And Barcelona's Ana-Maria Crnogorčević looks back on her team's Champions League victory. Heather O'Reilly and Pat Nevin also discuss whether fear is the best motivation for a footballer. Presented by Mani Djazmi.(Picture: Jose …
 
A look ahead to the women's Champions League final between Chelsea and Barcelona. The former Barcelona director Maria Teixidor gives an insight into the rapid rise of the club's women's team. Plus, Columbus Crew fans explain why they're so upset about their club's controversial rebrand.(Photo: Barcelona's Lieke Martens celebrates scoring during the…
 
Leicester City's in-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho reflects on a great season, in which he's become one of the Premier League's leading goal scorers. We discuss the UEFA Champions League and Jose Mourinho's return to Italy. Plus, we mark the 50th anniversary of the first ever women's FA Cup final.Picture: Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City celebra…
 
FC Goa's Brandon Fernandes discusses his team's run in the Asian Champions League and the surge of Covid cases in India. Plus, Dynamo Kyiv's 75 year old coach Mircea Lucescu talks about winning the title. We're also joined by AC Milan player Verónica Boquete.Picture: Mircea Lucescu head coach of Dynamo Kyiv gives instructions during a UEFA Europa L…
 
Norway coach Ståle Solbakken discusses his team's recent protest against human rights abuses. And we hear from the Brazilian social media celebrity who has signed a professional contract with Rio de Janiero club Resende.Picture: Norway's players pose with t-shirts reading "Human rights, on and off the pitch" in support of migrant workers building W…
 
D.C. United coach Hernán Losada discusses the influx of young talent from South America into Major League Soccer. And the former Puerto Rico goalkeeper Anita Rabell tells us how she overcame a culture of machismo to establish women's football on the island.Picture: Hernán Losada coaches Beerchot in a Belgian Pro League match (Photo by KRISTOF VAN A…
 
Bayer Leverkusen's director of football Simon Rolfes explains the decision to sack their coach and their plans for the future. Gambia's Assan Ceesay reflects on the historic goal which earned his country a place at the Africa Cup of Nations for the very first time.Picture: Nadiem Amiri of Bayer Leverkusen looks dejected after losing the Bundesliga …
 
Metaloglobus București player Ovidiu Herea joins us to discuss an incredible end to the Romanian Liga II season. And the CEO of Belgian's Pro league Pierre Francois talks about the possibility of a joint Dutch/Belgian league.(Photo: Ovidiu Herea challenges Edin Dzeko during a UEFA Cup match in 2008. Credit: Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)…
 
Cuban footballer Jorge Corrales discusses an historic moment for the national team, for the first time foreign-based footballers can now play for Cuba. And the Wolfsburg defender Kevin Mbabu talks about their impressive season so far.Picture: Jorge Corrales of Cuba leaps over two Mexican players during a match in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup (Jonatha…
 
Former Confederation of African Football executive committee member, Musa Bility, gives us his take on Patrice Motsepe's unopposed election as Caf President after the South African's three rivals for the job withdrew from the race. Former Germany, Chelsea and Leicester defender Robert Huth joins us to react to the news that international football's…
 
With the Chinese Super League champions, Jiangsu FC, ceasing operations just 108 days after winning the title we look at whether more clubs could follow before the 2021 season starts in April. Ghana International and Tianjin Tigers captain Frank Acheampong tells us he doesn't know yet whether the club will continue without their backers Teda, who h…
 
Former France international Yohan Cabaye discusses his decision to retire from football. Players' agent Mino Raiola talks about his motivation. And we find out what's gone wrong for the Turkish champions İstanbul Başakşehir.Picture: Yohan Cabaye with his hands on hips during a Premier League match between Burnley and Crystal Palace (Laurence Griffi…
 
Myanmar goalkeeper Kyaw Zin Htet tells us about his decision to protest following the military coup. Norway's Tom Henning Øvrebø tells us why death threats are an occupational hazard for referees. And we hear from an imposter, who tried to fool some of the world's biggest clubs.Picture: A player with the Myanmar Football Federation poses with an im…
 
Barcelona's Presidential candidate Joan Laporta talks about the future of Lionel Messi, and how he intends to deal with a debt of nearly $1.5bn. And we'll also be joined by the coach of the USA's women's team Vlatko Andonovski.Picture: USWNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski on the touchline during a game against Spain in March 2020 (Brad Smith/ISI Phot…
 
Goalkeeper Hendrik Bonmann talks about his former coach Thomas Tuchel. Plus, Brazil's Gláuber Berti looks ahead to the final of the Copa Libertadores and remembers his cameo appearance for Manchester City. And we find out why Chile's biggest club, Colo Colo, is is danger of relegation.Picture: Julian Weigl and Henrik Bonmann celebrate during a para…
 
Anguilla national team coach Stern John talks about his new job and his hunt for new players. Wales international Helen Ward tells us why she briefly considered quitting the game. And Pat Nevin meets Pat-Nevin, as we introduce our regular presenter to the Namibian international Pat-Nevin Uanivi!Picture: Anguilla's football players pose for pictures…
 
On the 50th anniversary of the Ibrox stadium disaster, Roddy Forsyth, Pat Nevin and survivor John Hodgson join Mani Djazmi to remember the tragedy which killed 66 people and injured many more at the end of the 1971 New Year match between Rangers and Celtic. This programme contains graphic eyewitness accounts.Picture: Rangers and Celtic fans observe…
 
Thomas Rongen shares some fascinating stories and memories, from the glory days of the North American Soccer League in the early 1980s, to leading American Samoa to it's first ever international victory.Picture: Thomas Rongen appeals to the fourth official during a match between the Carolina RailHawks and the Tampa Bay Rowdies in 2015 (Photo by And…
 
We look at the historic co-ownership of Beitar Jerusalem by an Arab and a Jew. Beitar have never had an Arab player but now they have an Arabic co-owner. Moshe Hogeg, who signed a partnership with Sheikh Hamad of Abu Dhabi, tells us that he had to consult the most important religious and political figures in Israel first.Picture: Fans of Israeli Be…
 
Başakşehir's Nacer Chadli discusses the decision to abandon a Champions League match after an alleged racist incident. And we pay tribute to Italy's 1982 World Cup hero Paolo Rossi.Picture: The score board and empty grandstand after the game was suspended in the first half as the players walked off amid allegations of racism by one of the match off…
 
We pay tribute to Diego Armando Maradona. We hear from Claudio Marangoni, who played against him in his early years in the Argentinean league. He describes Maradona as being like a hurricane. Antonio Nunez, who signed him as the unlikely coach of a Mexican second division team remembers how playful Maradona was. And we also recall Maradona's demons…
 
The DR Congo and Everton winger Yannick Bolasie talks about the frustration at not getting game time with his club, and the joy of being back playing for his country. Plus, the Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet discusses the chaos that came before their match against Gabon, as unhappy Gabonese players slept on an airport floor the night before the game.Pi…
 
South African FA supremo Danny Jordaan discusses the race to become the President of the Confederation of African Football. And Sassuolo's Pedro Obiang discusses his team's impressive start to the season and the attributes of his coach Roberto de Zerbi.Picture on website: Pedro Obiang of Sassuolo celebrates during a Coppa Italia match against Spezi…
 
Former IFK Göteborg player Pontus Kåmark discusses the club's surprise relegation fight. Ghana's Asamoah Gyan explains his reasons for returning home to continue his career. And the former USA international Danielle Egan talks about her talented son, Borussia Dortmund's Giovanni Reyna.PICTURE: Fans of IFK Göteborg light up pyrotechnics during a mat…
 
Arsene Wenger discusses his love affair with Arsenal FC. And we report from the international friendly between Ghana and Qatar, hearing from Andre Ayew and Hassan Al-Haydos.Picture: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger walks across the pitch ahead of the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal in 2018 (Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images).…
 
Peru's Nolberto Solano talks about the fun and violence of South American World Cup qualifiers. And lawyer Mr Leven Siano tells us about his dreams for Brazil's Vasco da Gama as he attempts to become the club's new President.Picture: Nolberto Solano prepares to take a corner kick while playing for Universitadio de Deportes Marco del Rio/LatinConten…
 
We hear the unbridled excitement of forward Tokmac Nguen about the prospect of making his debut in the UEFA Champions League. He plays for Hungary's Ferencváros who have qualified for the group stage for the first time in 25 years. We also meet the first man from the Faroe Islands to play in Germany's top division, and pay tribute to German female …
 
Al Hilal coach Răzvan Lucescu expresses his anger following his team's expulsion from the AFC Champions League. Al Hilal were unable to field a team after Covid-19 swept through the squad.Picture: Al Hilal's players are pictured ahead of the AFC Champions League match against UAE's Shabab Al-Ahli. The match was called off after the Saudi team faile…
 
The former AC Milan and Chelsea player Andriy Shevchenko looks back on his career. And Dynamo Dresden's Chris Löwe joins us after his team's match against Hamburg made headlines around the world, when Hamburg's Toni Leistner confronted a fan.Picture: Andriy Shevchenko of AC Milan in action during a UEFA Cup match betweenMilan and FC Zurich in 2008.…
 
41 year old Cádiz captain and goalkeeper, Alberto Cifuentes, looks ahead to the new La Liga season. We look back at a chaotic few days for the Czech national team. And Mexico's Pavel Pardo tells us how coach Marcelo Bielsa treats his players like machines.Photo on website: Cadiz CF supporters celebrate (Javier Montano/DeFodi Images via Getty Images…
 
The former Leicester and Sunderland winger Matt Piper opens up about how his life spiralled out of control after injuries forced him to retire at just 24. Mani Djazmi, Pat Nevin and Heather O’Reilly discuss the big-name signings that have joined the Women's Super League in England this season. And we speak to San Marino midfielder, Alessandro Golin…
 
Mani Djazmi, Pat Nevin and Heather O'Reilly reflect on Lionel Messi's decision to leave Barcelona with Gaston Recondo, who was one of the journalists to break the news in Argentina.With Major League Soccer joining Basketball and Tennis in calling off matches in solidarity with anti-racism protests in the USA, we hear from Colorado Rapids forward Ke…
 
Mani Djazmi, Pat Nevin and Heather O'Reilly preview the UEFA Champions League final between Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich. We also hear from the former Stuttgart and RB Leipzig coach Alex Zorniger who discusses the unstoppable rise of German coaches.Picture: Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich celebrates after scoring his team's third goal …
 
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