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Lukas Podolski, Jay Bothroyd, and Japan’s Samurai Blue in World Cup 2018

In this special episode from Japan: 2014 World Cup winner Lukas Podolski talks about life in Japan and the impact big names bring to smaller leagues around the world. Jay Bothroyd played for many Premier League clubs, winning the FA Youth Cup with Arsenal; now he wears the Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo jersey and shares his insights on the Japanese league and national team. Sport journalists Ben Mabley and Alan Gibson talk about the development of football in Japan. We also take a look at the Sapporo Dome stadium, a 2002 World Cup venue, with its unique pitch transformation technology.