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World Football Phone In

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Genre  Phone-in
Language(s)  English
Hosted by  Dotun Adebayo
Country  United Kingdom
Home station  BBC Radio 5 Live
Opening theme  "Soccer fan" Real Sounds of Africa

The World Football Phone-in is a British weekly radio phone-in show about association football around the world. Hosted by Dotun Adebayo, it is part of the nightly Up All Night programming on BBC Radio 5 Live presented by Adebayo. The football show is broadcast in the 2am to 4am slot on Saturday mornings, and is also released as a podcast. Regular contributors are awarded a 'Brazilian shirt name' as a nickname.

Occasionally the entire programme (1-5am) is dedicated to the phone-in.


Knowledge about players and clubs from different parts of the world, and, in Adebayo's words, 'players from over there playing in our leagues', is provided by using selected experts each week who have knowledge about a specific confederation, currently drawn from:

  • Mark "Springboca Junior" Gleeson (Africa)
  • Mina "The Colonel" Rzouki (Europe)
  • Tim "Legendinho" Vickery (South America)
  • Paul "Galatasarahs" Sarahs (Europe/World)
  • John "Northern Seoul" Duerden (Asia)
  • Jon "Neigh-mar" Arnold (CONCACAF)
  • Former pundits include Sean "The Big Wheel" Wheelock, Lester Smith (both CONCACAF), Mani Djazmi (Asia) and Andy "Top Brass" Brassell (Europe).


    World Football Phone-In Wikipedia

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