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Mark Chapman, Kelly Cates & Steve Crossman bring you the latest Euro 2024 analysis, reaction & debate + England legend Wayne Rooney joins the Football Daily family over the tournament on BBC Sounds.

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The 5 Live Sport team look ahead to the UEFA Euro 2024 final... Spain vs England. Hear from Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane, Dani Olmo, correspondent John Murray and senior reporter Ian Dennis. And catch Mark Chapman in conversation with Rob Green, Chris Sutton and The New York Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith.05:45 Southgate INTERVIEW 10:40 Kane INTERVIEW 16:50 Rob Green goes into hiding 20:10 Chris & Rob make their predictions 22:30 Where will it be won and lost? 27:05 Do England stay in their 3-4-3? 28:25 Carvajal set to return? 29:55 Can England plan for Rodri? 33:35 Morata failing to hit the heights 34:40 Dani Olmo on Lamine Yamal
Steve Crossman hears from Ollie Watkins & Kyle Walker ahead of Spain vs England in the final of UEFA Euro 2024. He’s joined by senior reporter Ian Dennis. Also hear what it’s like to commentate on a major football final, with 5 Live correspondent John Murray and TV commentator Guy Mowbray.01:25 Denno preparing for the final 03:20 ‘Frightening’ Yamal 05:00 Kyle Walker INTERVIEW 14:40 England’s happy memories of Berlin 15:45 England team doing it for Southgate 17:20 Ollie Watkins speaks to the media 19:40 Special moments under Southgate 21:00 Watkins vs Crossman at darts 24:05 What’s it like to commentate on England?
Steve Crossman has day-after reflections of England’s semi-final win at UEFA Euro 2024. He’s joined by Theo Walcott, Matt Upson and Chris Sutton. Also hear from Gareth Southgate, Kobbie Mainoo and the match-winner Ollie Watkins.01:45 Reflections on an emotional night 05:55 Gareth Southgate’s big celebration 07:55 Southgate: “We’ve got a good bench” 12:50 Substitutes make their mark 20:50 Ollie Watkins: “I’m the happiest man ever” 29:05 Kobbie Mainoo: “Time to put ourselves into history”
Mark Chapman presents reaction to England’s semi-final at EURO 2024.A last-minute winner from substitute Ollie Watkins sends England through after beating The Netherlands 2-1, setting up a clash with Spain in the final.Former England internationals Alan Shearer, Izzy Christiansen, and Matt Upson join Mark and John Murray to reflect on an incredible night for Gareth Southgate’s side.Hear from Kobbie Mainoo, Jude Bellingham, Harry Kane and Gareth Southgate.Timecodes: 01:00 On-the-whistle reaction 04:15 Ollie Watkins’ winner 08:50 Overall performance 13:50 Dutch heartbreak 16:00 Confidence in the squad 22:00 Kobbie Mainoo post-match 23:50 Mainoo’s performance 25:45 Jude Bellingham post-match 30:30 Harry Kane post-match 34:20 Gareth Southgate post-match
Mark Chapman presents reaction to the first semi-final at EURO 2024.Spain are through to the final after beating France 2-1. Euro Leagues regulars Julien Laurens and Guillem Balague join Ian Dennis, Chris Sutton and Mark to dissect an incredible night for Luis de la Fuente's side.England play their semi-final against the Netherlands on Wednesday night; John Murray speaks to Harry Kane and Gareth Southgate ahead of the tie. Chief Football Correspondent at The Telegraph Jason Burt and Dutch football journalist Marcel van der Kraan also join John to preview England’s fourth meeting with the Dutch at a major tournament.Timecodes: 01:10 On-the-whistle reaction 05:20 Disappointment with France 07:00 Mbappé’s performance 09:10 Didier Deschamps’ decisions 11:40 Lamine Yamal 13:00 Spain’s brilliance 18:45 Transformation under de la Fuente 21:25 England vs the Netherlands 26:25 Gareth Southgate pre-Netherlands 29:20 English entitlement? 31:00 Harry Kane pre-Netherlands
Steve Crossman presents the latest from the England camp ahead of the semi-finals at EURO 2024.Hear from Phil Foden after the Three Lions’ penalty shootout victory over Switzerland in the last round, and get his thoughts on the upcoming semi-final against the Netherlands.Euro Leagues regulars Julien Laurens and Guillem Balague preview the other semi-final between France and Spain, with reference to key battles, France’s football so far, and Spain’s approach to the tournament.Julien also participated in the BBC vs ITV football match – hear how he got on, and former England international Izzy Christiansen gives her story of the game.Timecodes: 01:30 Phil Foden post-Switzerland 02:55 Foden on penalty victory 05:15 Foden on being a No.10 06:50 Foden on the semi-final 10:40 Spain vs France preview 16:00 Kylian Mbappé’s performances 18:30 Spain’s strengths 22:55 Key battles 26:15 BBC vs ITV football match
Steve Crossman has day-after reflections of England’s penalty shootout win at UEFA Euro 2024. He’s joined by Leon Osman, Conor Coady and Izzy Christiansen. Also hear from Bukayo Saka, Gareth Southgate, Jude Bellingham and Jordan Pickford.02:40 Izzy on getting soaked in beer 03:20 England’s penalty prowess 07:30 Saka puts his 2020 miss behind him 15:30 Southgate defends playing style 25:50 Bellingham reminds us how young he is 28:55 Trent Alexander-Arnold delivers 31:05 Jordan Pickford giving Emi Martínez
Mark Chapman has reaction to England’s penalty shootout win against Switzerland in the UEFA Euro 2024 quarter-finals. He’s joined by Izzy Christiansen, Theo Walcott and Matt Upson. Hear from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gareth Southgate, Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka and Harry Kane.00:25 Celebrations after the winning penalty 13:20 Trent Alexander-Arnold: “My belly doesn’t drop” 14:45 Jordan Pickford’s water bottle 20:05 Gareth Southgate: “I gave Saka an extra-big hug” 30:45 Jude Bellingham: “It’s a first for me” 34:00 Bukayo Saka: “I’m proud of myself” 35:15 Harry Kane: “I was weirdly calm on the bench”
Kelly Cates presents reaction from the first round of quarter-finals at EURO 2024.Chris Sutton, Alistair Bruce-Ball and French football journalist Sara Menai join Kelly to dissect France’s progression into the final four, after their penalty shootout victory over Portugal. France will play Spain in the semi-finals; Euro Leagues regular Guillem Balague, and German football expert Christian Falk, discuss the host’s exit, as Germany crash out of the tournament, succumbing – in dramatic circumstances – to the Spanish in extra time.England play Switzerland on Saturday in their quarter-final – John Murray and former England international Izzy Christiansen have the latest from the England camp ahead of their clash. Also hear from Jordan Pickford and Gareth Southgate on the mood around camp before the game.Timecodes: 01:00 France vs Portugal reaction 01:35 Quality of the game 06:00 French relief 07:45 Spain vs Germany reaction 11:00 Hosts crash out 13:10 Can Spain go all the way? 18:25 Mood around England 20:25 Gareth Southgate pre-Switzerland 25:05 Matching the Swiss back three 28:40 Jordan Pickford pre-Switzerland 32:15 England vs Switzerland preview
Steve Crossman has the latest from the England camp ahead of the quarter-finals at Euro 2024.Hear from John Stones on the possibility of the Three Lions lining up in a back three against Switzerland on Saturday, and get Tom Heaton’s thoughts on what makes Jordan Pickford a special goalkeeper.Steve is joined by chief football writer at The Mirror, John Cross, to discuss the last-gasp win over Slovakia in the last round, and how England could line up with potential formation changes in mind.Also hear from 5 Live’s Alistair Bruce-Ball, Ian Dennis and John Murray on their recent exploits in Germany in the latest instalment of ‘Life on the Road’ insight.Timecodes: 01:25 John Stones pre-Switzerland 05:00 Back three vs Switzerland? 06:55 Trent Alexander-Arnold 09:30 Tom Heaton on Jordan Pickford 12:50 Heaton on his role in camp 16:20 Where does Pickford rank in English history? 20:15 5 Live commentary diary
Steve Crossman is joined by James Horncastle, Rafa Honigstein and Julien Laurens to preview the quarter-finals at EURO 2024.Hear reaction to Turkey’s thrilling 2-1 win over Austria in the round of 16, and their impending clash with the Netherlands up next, as well as whether Arda Güler is in contention to win young player of the tournament.Spain vs Italy promises to be the game of the tournament so far, and the panel look at key players, including Lamine Yamal, Jamal Musiala, and Nico Williams.England continue to disappoint, despite making it through to the final eight. Hear from Cole Palmer ahead of the Three Lions’ test against the Swiss, and get the panel’s thoughts on their chances against an impressive Switzerland side who are fresh from knocking out defending champions Italy in the last round.Portugal vs France, or Cristiano Ronaldo vs Kylian Mbappé, is also discussed.Also listen out for Steve’s experience of playing against the FA Staff in a one-off 11v11 at the England camp!Timecodes: 02:05 Camp vibes at England, France & Germany 07:05 Turkey’s threat 09:20 Young player of the tournament 14:55 The FA Staff vs Media football match 21:30 The Netherlands 25:00 England vs Switzerland 27:30 Have England been embarrassing? 38:15 Cristiano Ronaldo 41:30 France vs Portugal
Kelly Cates has reaction as the UEFA Euro 2024 quarter-finals are set. Turkey beat Austria and Netherlands beat Romania to lock in the final last-eight tie. Kelly’s joined by Chris Sutton, Matt Upson and senior reporter Ian Dennis. Also catch Kelly’s chat with DJ Pat Nevin about local culture and the German music scene.00:20 Netherlands vs Turkey 03:15 England vs Switzerland 10:00 Spain vs Germany 13:05 Portugal vs France 16:40 Pat Nevin talks German music scene
Mark Chapman has reaction as Portugal beat Slovenia on penalties at UEFA Euro 2024. He’s joined by Pat Nevin and commentator Ali Bruce-Ball. Catch Izzy Christiansen’s thoughts as France edge past Belgium. And hear from Jordan Pickford and some of the written press inside the England camp.00:25 Redemption for Ronaldo 04:00 Diogo Costa penalty heroics 05:00 Feeling sorry for Šeško 07:00 Portugal to play France 09:20 France find a way as Belgium bow out 20:00 Steve Crossman in the England camp 24:15 Jordan Pickford: “We were in the trenches”
Mark Chapman presents reaction to England going through to the quarter-finals of Euro 2024. Former England internationals Izzy Christiansen, Joe Hart and Matt Upson join Mark and John Murray to discuss the last-minute drama that saw the Three Lions progress, beating Slovakia 2-1. The result means England will play Switzerland in the quarter-final.A spectacular 95th minute equaliser from Jude Bellingham gave England hope, and Harry Kane’s header a minute into extra time sealed an incredible turnaround for Gareth Southgate's side – hear from both goalscorers, and the manager, as well as substitute Ivan Toney.Timecodes: 00:15 On-the-whistle reaction 09:15 Defensive worries 15:55 Jude Bellingham on his goal 17:30 Ivan Toney post-Slovakia 20:55 Harry Kane post-Slovakia 24:30 Looking ahead to Switzerland 27:25 Gareth Southgate post-Slovakia 31:15 Southgate’s decision-making
Steve Crossman presents reaction to the first Round of 16 games at EURO 2024.Former Germany international Robert Huth joins Chris Sutton, Vicki Sparks and Steve to discuss Germany beating Denmark in bizarre circumstances with inclement weather causing play to to be suspended midway through the first half.Alistair Bruce-Ball, Kelly Cates and Pat Nevin also react to defending champions Italy being dumped out of the tournament after losing 2-0 to Switzerland.The Swiss will face England in the quarterfinals if the Three Lions get past Slovakia in their first knockout game on Sunday. John Murray and former England international Matt Upson discuss the mood around the England camp ahead of the clash, as well as an injury update on Luke Shaw. Also hear from Harry Kane and Gareth Southgate.Timecodes: 01:15 Germany 2-0 Denmark reaction 11:10 Jamal Musiala shines 14:10 Switzerland 2-0 Italy reaction 24:35 Latest from the England camp 26:45 Gareth Southgate pre-Slovakia 29:50 Luke Shaw update 34:45 Harry Kane pre-Slovakia
Kelly Cates presents a preview to the Round of 16 fixtures at EURO 2024. Former England internationals Izzy Christiansen and Joe Hart, as well as former Scotland international Pat Nevin, join Kelly to discuss the latest from the England camp, including the form of Jude Bellingham. Bukayo Saka also speaks to Steve Crossman ahead of England’s game against Slovakia.The round of 16 preview continues with closer looks at Spain vs Georgia and France vs Belgium. Former Austria goalkeeper Alex Manninger joins to give the lowdown on dark horses Austria ahead of their clash against Turkey. The panel also discuss their players of the tournament so far.Also hear from Ian Dennis, John Murray and Vicki Sparks for the second instalment of ‘Life on the Road’ insight, as they share their experiences of working as part of the 5 Live commentary team out in Germany.Timecodes: 00:30 Negativity around England 03:10 Bukayo Saka with Steve Crossman 06:15 Saka to LB “not the solution” 17:00 Positives in defence 19:30 Spain vs Georgia 21:25 France vs Belgium 24:45 Alex Manninger on Austria 26:25 Players of the tournament so far 32:00 Working in the 5 Live commentary team
Mark Chapman sits down with former England goalkeeper Joe Hart and former England defender Conor Coady to talk about their memories of playing for their country.The pair discuss how they found out about squad inclusions and major tournament call-ups, plus how they found their first training session.Joe Hart tells us about being managed by Fabio Capello, and how he spent a lot of time in training with David Beckham and Steven Gerrard.Conor Coady talks leadership meetings, free time and taking what you’ve learnt at England back to your club.TOPICS: 0.36 - England call-ups 7.58 - Watching matches from outside the squad 9.36 - Capello’s England 14.10 - Coady’s first night at camp 19.20 - Camp life 22.53 - Poaching players 24.42 - The FA and facilities in camp 25.40 - The physio room 27.03 - First training session 30.11 - Winners’ mentality 33.55 - Friends and family
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens, Mina Rzouki and Rafa Honigstein to review the group stage of Euro 2024.They talk Georgia’s surprising success and their star striker Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. Will he remain at Napoli next season?Spain’s solid start is a topic of conversation, as is the knockout match between Belgium and France. The panel also talk excitement for Germany, Austria & Ralf Rangnick and Turkey’s discipline. Plus, hear from Eberechi Eze as England prepare for their last-16 match against Slovakia.TOPICS: 3.10 - Georgia & Kvaratskhelia 11.30 - Spain 17.15 - Eberechi Eze with Steve 19.18 - Belgium 20.14 - France 25.32 - Italy 27.48 - Austria 30.50 - Turkey 32.37 - Germany 34.02 - Tournament predictions
Kelly Cates sits down with Wayne Rooney to talk all things England.The Three Lions secured top spot in Group C after their 0-0 draw against Slovenia, but questions around performances still loom. Wayne discusses the impact of the substitutes in the final group game, including whether the likes of Kobbie Mainoo, Cole Palmer and Anthony Gordon deserve places in Gareth Southgate’s starting XI when England play in the round of 16.Also hear Wayne’s thoughts on England’s need for leaders, their potential route to the final, and the form of Jude Bellingham.Timecodes: 01:50 Reaction to Slovenia game 02:55 Key players not performing 04:30 Inexperience in the squad 07:10 Jude Bellingham 10:30 Getting to the final 13:10 Criticism of Gareth Southgate 18:15 Managing expectations 20:50 Problems in attack 24:50 Knockout stages
Here's a teaser of our exclusive podcast with former England international, Chelsea midfielder and manager Frank Lampard. He's alongside Mark Chapman to talk about managing the media, the Scholes/Lampard/Gerrard equation and what is going on for him right now in terms of management?To hear the full thing, make sure you download the BBC Sounds app, search for the "Football Daily" and hit subscribe.Full episode here:
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Apr 21st

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Mar 7th


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Jan 13th


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Dec 28th

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Dec 19th

Adrian Lord

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Oct 22nd

Adrian Lord

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Oct 8th

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May 14th


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May 13th

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