Talk World Cup on BBC World Service


A special interactive broadcast by BBC World Service will connect fans around the world, both on air and via online translation message boards, ahead of the final in South Africa

On Friday 9 July, World Have Your Say, BBC World Service’s flagship discussion show will host a World Cup Team Talk, in which fans around the world can have their say on the key talking points that have dominated the World Cup – from the best goals, to the best fans and their personal high and low points of the tournament.

Starting online at 16:00 GMT at and on air on BBC World Service from 17:00 to 19:00 GMT, a global audience will be able to join in the discussion and interact with one another, across a number of different languages.

Ros Atkins, the presenter of World Have Your Say, will be talking to fans on air and via the online message boards in one global conversation looking back at the past month of football action in South Africa.  Audiences online will also be joined by a number of BBC World Service football pundits.

A live message board will automatically translate online comments into ten languages including: Arabic, Albanian, Chinese, English, Spanish, Persian, Portuguese, Swahili, Vietnamese and Welsh, as well as automatically translating comments and questions back into English to enable different audiences to take part in the team talk.

Audience members from across the world can join the conversation via Facebook (BBC World Have Your Say), Twitter (@WHYS), via telephone +44 20 70 83 72 72, text +44 77 86 20 60 80 and email


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