5 January 2018

Fabio Grosso

It's a new year and a World Cup year, so what better way to kick off our podcasting proceedings with a look back at a competition from the past. Every now and then we put together a tournament retrospective episode and, this week, we present our distant take on FIFA World Cup 2006. Seems like yesterday, doesn't it?

Italy took the famous trophy home from Germany after defeating the hosts in a dramatic semi-final and seeing off a fine French side in the final showpiece. In this Football Fives special Daniel Storey, David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee ask whether the right team won, as well as analysing England's performance in their quarter-final run.

We reveal our favourite goals and our favourite matches, and we pick apart the competition's most memorable moments and characteristics. So sit back, stick yo' buds in, and relive the last tournament to not be destroyed by social media.

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