Has Bernardo Silva emerged as the latest Ballon d’Or contender? The Squawka team is back to discuss how the inaugural Nations League Player of the Tournament bested Frenkie de Jong in the battle of the brilliant young(ish) midfielders.
There’s also a look at the most eye-catching performances of the Women’s World Cup so far. Will anyone beat Wendie Renard in the air? Can Norway’s dribble king beat anyone on the floor?
Finally, Squawka Scout makes a return as we look at the impact of Real Madrid’s expensive rebuild. How will Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic work with Karim Benzema?
What happens to James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale’s humongous throw-in? And last but not least: if Daniel James is the answer, then what is the question Man Utd are asking?
We’ve picked the next signing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to make and all you need to do is press play to hear it all.
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TIMINGS FOR THIS WEEK’S EPISODE:
00:00:00 – 00:06:33 – Bernard’Or Silva
‘He ticks every box you could want from a Ballon d’Or candidate’
00:06:33 – 00:13:25 – Bring back Vincent Janssen (not really)
‘Netherlands’ lack of a world-class strike will hold them back’
00:13:26 – 00:16:15 – Was Redknapp right about Frenkie?
“De Jong has dominated world-class midfielders, but…”
00:16:15 – 00:24:00 – How to ‘fix’ England’s midfield
“England need Ruben-Loftus Cheek”
00:24:00 – 00:31:45 – What next for John Stones?
‘De Ligt destroyed John Stones with his trademark run’
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
00:31:50 – 00:40:35 – France and Norway early favourites for the Women’s World Cup?
“The way she was dribbling past literally everyone – best individual performance so far.”
00:40:35 – 00:45:00 – Are England real contenders?
“England might have the best right-side combo at the Women’s World Cup.”
00:45:00 – 00:50:37 – Brazil’s Formiga & Cristiane make history
“In Marta’s absence she stepped up big time.”
00:51:06 – 00:56:22 – How Hazard fits in at Real Madrid
“This is Eden Hazard x Olivier Giroud x 10… so many flick-ons”
00:51:06 – 01:06:03 – Where will Bale and James end up?
“Eriksen holds the key to James Rodriguez’s future”
“It will be sad to see Bale – and his long throw – rot on the bench'”
01:06:03 – 01:14:36 – Man Utd’s transfer plans
“Koulibaly could be Man Utd’s own Van Dijk”