Football Travel Podcast: Scottish Football History and France

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Queen’s Park FC in 1874. Credit: Andy Mitchell



The History of Scottish Football (00:42): Sports historian Andy Mitchell introduces us to the evolution of football in Scotland. Did a football culture exist in Scotland long before the foundation of Sheffield FC in 1857, recognised as the world’s first football club?


Introducing French Football (09:42): Agence France Presse’s Tom Williams introduces us to the domestic scene in France. Why have French clubs failed to compete in European competition while the national side has had periods of greatness? We also discuss the meteoric rise of OGC Nice.


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