World Cup Daily

By BBC Radio 5 live

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Mark Chapman & Kelly Cates bring you the latest news, debate, analysis, big name guests - plus exclusive interviews from inside the England camp - at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Episode Date
It's England Day....again (and Toni Kroos revives Germany's World Cup dreams)
Kelly Cates is joined by Dion Dublin as they look ahead to England's match with Panama. Alan Shearer tells Mark Chapman how the Golden Boot changed his life and how he beat the BBC presenters at golf. Didier Drogba and Pablo Zabeleta predict what will happen when England face Belgium and Fabian Delph turns detective as he tries to find out who's been pranking Raheem Sterling.
Jun 23, 2018
'Infantile' Neymar and Southgate’s data roaming
After Coutinho and Neymar save Brazil in stoppage time, Mark Chapman, Chris Sutton, Alastair Bruce Ball and Miguel Delaney discuss whether it might have done Brazil a favour if Neymar had been sent off, Gareth Southgate comes up with an on-the-spot excuse for not listening to the podcast when out running, we debate why VAR isn’t being used on grappling in the box, and how Shaqiri and Xhaka’s celebrations may get them into trouble with FIFA. And we ask Peter Odemwingie about his mum again.
Jun 22, 2018
'Pure Argentine anger' with Pablo Zabaleta
The former Argentina defender pulls no punches analysing the 3-0 defeat by Croatia and says he "feels sorry" for Lionel Messi. Matthew Upson is "very disappointed" in two particular players while Jonathan Pearce pays tribute to Luka Modric and Co. Danny Welbeck discusses the book recommendations flying around the England camp, and Chappers relishes being called a "melt" by one listener.
Jun 21, 2018
Inflatable unicorns and Russian idioms
Mark Chapman, Guillem Balague and Chris Waddle ask if Spain should drop Andres Iniesta and find out what the meaning is behind an elephant in a pottery shop. Also Hernan Crespo tries to answer the age old question – who’s better Maradona or Messi?
Jun 20, 2018
The Cesc Fabregas pod (and Ronaldinho’s bare feet)
World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas joins Mark Chapman for one of the best podcasts you'll hear all tournament. He'll give you an insight into Messi, Costa, Kroos, Iniesta, Hazard and surprisingly, Fabrice Muamba!? Alex Scott and Guillem Balague are also on the pod to reflect on another Russian win and for a chat about free kicks and Ronaldinho's feet.
Jun 19, 2018
The BIG England Analysis Pod (with bonus Swedish espionage chat)
Alan Shearer, Jermaine Jenas, Chris Waddle, Rob Green and Martin Keown bring you analysis as England start their World Cup with a dramatic win over Tunisia. There’s plenty on Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku and Swedish spies as Mark Chapman presents from his Moscow kitchen (there’ll be pictures on his Instagram story).
Jun 18, 2018
It’s England Day! (And Mexico stun Germany)
As Joachim Low’s side lose in a disappointing performance against Mexico, Danny Murphy is incredulous at Leroy Sane’s omission from Low’s squad. Philippe Coutinho and Aleksander Kolarov both score goals worthy of a comparison to Ronaldo's free kick and we’re inside the England camp with Gareth Southgate on the day they take on Tunisia.
Jun 17, 2018
Icelandic gameplans and commentary
How do Iceland keep getting famous results? Mark Chapman is joined by Peter Odemwingie, Alex Scott and Steve ‘Mr Iceland’ Crossman as the tournament gets its first VAR controversies, while Nick Pope denies hiding under the bed to not play football. Plus Peter Odemwingie shares his concerns about Nigeria, and Steve Crossman explains why a scandal involving the ‘Godfather of Croatian football’ is affecting Luka Modric, and we hear a lot more Icelandic commentary.
Jun 16, 2018
Robbie Williams and The Atlas Lions
Who better to open the World Cup in Russia...than Robbie Williams? The hosts are up and running, but how bad were Saudi Arabia? Kelly Cates chews the opening day fat with Chris Sutton, Terry Butcher and Matthew Upson while Trent Alexander-Arnold reveals his mum still calls to check he’s using suncream. There’s a quiz about St Petersburg, some world class analysis on England’s defence and the panel have to choose between Luis Suarez and Mo Salah.
Jun 14, 2018
Spain chaos and putting your own pants on
Mark cashes in some Match of the Day favours to get Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer on the podcast. Spain sack their coach on the eve of the tournament, Kelly Cates makes her World Cup Daily debut and there’s a conversation about pundits having to put their own pants on.
Jun 13, 2018
Southgate, redemption and the search for perfection
From that penalty at Euro 96 to leading England into Russia 2018 - Mark Chapman and Ian Dennis bring you a special podcast about Gareth Southgate. You’ll learn that Southgate is not “too nice”, how he’s taken tips from the NFL, Cirque du Soleil and the Royal Marines and why his former manager wanted him to be a travel agent. Oh and Ian Dennis is great, but not at cricket.
Jun 12, 2018
Fortnite vs Call of Duty, and learning Russian with Eric Dier
England want to win the World Cup – and there’s nothing wrong with saying it! Mark Chapman is with the squad for a special episode before they fly to Russia. Harry Kane and Dele Alli are in confident mood, there’s a lot of chat about Fortnite, Eric Dier learns some Russian, while Trent Alexander-Arnold makes Mark feel really old by revealing his earliest World Cup memory is from 2006...
Jun 11, 2018
Boredom, Beckham and rooming with Gazza
Mark Chapman and former England goalkeeper Rob Green bring you a special episode about life inside a World Cup camp. Rob reveals that Fabio Capello used to call him fat on a daily basis, Paul Ince tells you what time Ian Wright goes to bed, Chris Waddle tells all about rooming with Gazza, while Mark suggests Love Island can bring the England squad together. They also speak to journalist Henry Winter who’s getting ready for his eighth World Cup.
Jun 10, 2018