13 June 2018

Kalidou Koulibaly

It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow!

Oh, right. Podcast. Yes, it's the second half of the Football Fives World Cup 2018 preview, covering five key questions about the teams that make up the second half of the draw. We've made a substitution for this rattle through Groups E to H - Chris Nee returns to replace Daniel Storey because, apparently, it's a busy time to be a football writer.

Chris joins David Hartrick and Ryan Keaney to talk about Brazil's psychological steel, Germany's complacency or otherwise, Belgium being Belgium, England's prospects and the rather wonderful prospect of six Group H matches for the ages.

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9 June 2018

Alex Iwobi

The World Cup starts next week. You might have heard about it. After a few weeks of unexpected absence we're back to show off just how excited we are about the flagship event of our sport. We're down to three because Chris Nee only talks about England now and England don't play a part in this week's Football Fives Podcast.

That's because this is the first half of our World Cup preview. Daniel Storey, David Hartrick and Ryan Keaney discuss Groups A to D by way of a question about each one, and round off the show by asking whether the tournament winners will come from this half of the draw.

So, if you're wondering who qualifies with France, how bad Russia could be, whether Argentina will slip up and whether Spain and Portugal can be prevented from getting through, look no further. We'll be back next week with part two.

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11 May 2018

Mo Salah

The showpiece showcase showdown between Real Madrid and Liverpool is fast approaching and it's an intriguing conclusion to a UEFA Champions League season that's thrown up a few surprises and a handful of memorable matches. Now we're at the business end, we couldn't resist; this week's Football Fives Podcast is all about the continent's elite competition.

Daniel Storey was probably doing someone else's podcast so it's down to David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee to put the spotlight on the latter stages. We ask whether the Champions League final could or should be played outside Europe, whether the Group Stage is anything more than a procession and whether Liverpool and Roma have blown open the doors.

And we look forward to this year's final - complete with some likely wayward predictions - and back to our favourite finals of all. We'll just assume Dan's would have been rather close to home...

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