Tess and Ravi talk about football and hooligans in the UK and how things have changed. Adam is on holiday so we only have Rob this week.

Tess & Ravi
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Tell us something about football. Which team do you support? Why? What do football fans do in your country? What happens at football matches?

If you don’t like football, tell us why not?

Send us your comments and we’ll talk about your answers in the next podcast.





Hi everyone. Most of all I like volleyball. The Polish team is one oh the best teams of the World. In the 2014 year won the World Cup.
I like football a little. Recently the Polish Team is playing very good and is on the eleven place in FIFA ranking. Robert Lewandowski is one of the best football player of the world. Fans in Poland always support Polish team, whether it is footballs or volleyballs, basketballs or handballs. In the stadium, when Polish team are playing with other team, fans behave calmly, like in Britain, but when plays Polish league team team isn't calmly.

First of all, i don't like football not only football but also many games, because i think they are not fascinating me as much as it does others and also it's a waste of time for me. but in my country in india there are a lot of fans for Cricket, also fans for football and other games like every country. I would like to mention here about a friend of mine in my room where i live now, He is a great football fan, whenever it comes to match he always watch it without missing it even if it is midnight as indian time, he has a long list of people so he always would be updated with matches. that's the really a good thing that i would appreciate him.

I don't really support a football team, but I like football, it's just that I get bored sometimes when the match is not that interesting. I get into a match in the final matches, they're the best sometimes.

I don't like football and I am not much more interested in any sport.But I have a knowledge of many sports including football.


hi dear British Council team.
I listen to the British Council´s elementary podcasts on my mobile, and I realice that the series three episode five does not end the same as in computer. Into my mobile device there is an explanation about why there are two "mores" and so make the task five.

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Well, I don't really like football. Maybe I am a girl so it is quite boring to me. Al, people of the team try to chase a small ball. I hate watching football match but it would be happier to play one. I don't like watching it but I love playing it. This kind of sports help me a lot, I can work with many people and learn many social skills which are very necessary for me in the future.

I began watch the football game at stadium since 1994, I stopped on 2003 when I saw a lot of violent, especially between two teams of the same city, I decided to watch theme just on TV more quiet more security and I can choose which game football champions I see.

My name is Santiago and i'm from Uruguay. You know the football is our principal sport. It's no so good, but many players are sold to Europe, as Lus Suarez in the Barcelona, Cavani in Paris St Germain, and so.
Many people likes or dream that its guys will be football player because think it will be his future (economical future).
We have some problems with the fans during de football matches. I think its no so secure for the family. The police don't access in the football stadium. And now, it's probably will mot begin the championship for this, maybe. Many teams were lost the category because the problems with the fans, insise and outside the stadiums. Includes deaths.
It's a problem that doesn't have a solution as the moment. We have 3.3 million of people in Uruguay. And in Montevideo we have a lot of teams in 3 categories. Montevideo is the capital.
Our stadium are not confortables; don't have beatiful food, the seats are not so good. I like footbool, my team is Peñarol. It was founded by the englands of the train in 1892. It's the oldest. His first name was the Central Uraguayan Railway Cricket Club (CURCC). In 1915 changed de name.