Match of the Day Kickabout

Match of the Day Kickabout
Genre Children's
Presented by Ben Shires (2015-)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Running time Varies
Original network CBBC, BBC Two
Original release 8 January 2011 (2011-01-08) – present
Related shows Match of the Day
Match of the Day 2

Match of the Day Kickabout is a British children's television football programme broadcast on CBBC. It was previously presented by Ore Oduba and Radzi Chinyanganya. but it is currently hosted by Ben Shires. It is a spin-off from the long running weekly Match of the Day. It also replaced former Newsround spin-off Sportsround.


The show features special guests, funny quizzes for forfeits and its own version of Cribs, with a footballer answering questions about his team-mates, and showing a particular trick. The show follows the format of a football match, with half time refreshments. The presenter also interviews a MOTD pundit, and they will review the week in football or ask a question about their playing career.

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