World Football Phone-In
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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)
- Durosimi "Leone Ranger" Thomas (Africa)
- Tim "Legendinho" Vickery (South America)
- Sean "The Big Wheel" Wheelock (North America)
- Paul "Galatasarahs" Sarahs (World Football)
- John "Asian Tiger" Duerden (Asia)
- Jon "Neigh-mar" Arnold (CONCACAF)
- "BBC Radio 5 live's World Football Phone-in". Facebook. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
- Radio 5 Live Up All Night
- World Football Phone-in Facebook site
- World Football Phone-in podcast
- Kalou's World Football Phone-in tribute song