John Bennett travels to Rabat, capital city of Morocco to find out the secrets behind the countries' football success. He visits the King Mohammad VI complex; the new headquarters of the football federation and home to the men's and women's national teams. John gets an inclusive look behind the scenes of the complex and speaks to the backroom staff who helped develop the countries football philosophy.
Following their fourth place finish in Qatar, John speaks to members of the men’s team, including manager Walid Regragui, goalkeeper Yassine Bounou and midfielder Ilias Chair about becoming the first African and Arab team to reach the semi finals of the World Cup. He also speaks to the women’s head coach Reynold Pedros and forward Rosella Ayane ahead of the women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
(Image: Morocco men's national team, Credit: Getty Images)
The athletes of 2022 share their hopes for 2023
Mondo Duplantis, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Noah Lyles are among Ed Harry’s guests as Sportworld reflects on the year in Track and Field and looks ahead to 2023.
Also joining Ed are the former global 800 metres medallist, Jenny Meadows, along with Ade Adedoyin and Katie Smith.
Plus, we’ll hear from two of the sport’s rising stars, Erriyon Knighton and Adriana Vilagos.
Photo: Armand Duplantis of Team Sweden reacts after setting a world record and winning gold in the Men's Pole Vault Final on day ten of the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Ninety years of World Service Sport
As the BBC World Service celebrates its 90th anniversary, we look back on nine decades of sports broadcasting.
From the launch of Saturday Special in 1959 through to the present day, this is the history of BBC World Service sport featuring iconic sporting moments, familiar theme tunes and memories of presenters past and present.
Mike Costello, Russell Fuller, Caroline Barker, Lee James and Nishat Ladha join Delyth Lloyd to take a trip down memory lane.
(Photo: Sportsworld presenter Lee James at the 2018 Fifa World Cup. Credit: BBC)
World Cup 2022: team of the tournament
Former US goalkeeper Brad Friedel, former Congo defender Chris Samba and football reporter Maz Farookhi join Delyth Lloyd as they discuss who will make the team of the tournament for the 2022 World Cup. There are some rules: the formation is 4-3-3 as it’s been the most used during the competition, the panellists could only select 3 players from one nation and Delyth will have the final say on who will be going into the BBC World Service World Cup XI.
The art of knockout football
World Cup winners Frank Leboeuf and Heather O'Reilly, former Leicester City and Celtic manager Martin O'Neill, former Brazil goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes and Iceland midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson reveal the secrets of navigating the knockout stages of a football tournament. We'll also hear about how players can prepare for these huge matches away from the pitch thanks to Professor Steve Peters, who specialises in mental health and the functioning of the human mind. Narration by Delyth Lloyd.
(Image: France win the World Cup, Credit: Getty Images)