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🏆 Laurent takes on a 'World Cup of Football' with the BBC's Match of the Day Kickabout

Royals midfielder features on CBBC's football magazine show...

2 February 2021

"Hopefully we'll be on Match of the Day every week soon..." joked Josh at the end of a CBBC feature with Liam MacDevitt and his Match of the Day Kickabout colleagues.

Royals midfielder Josh Laurent was all smiles as he took part in a light-hearted 'World Cup of Football' game as part of the most recent episode of Match of the Day Kickabout - a football magazine show for CBBC viewers.

After training last week, Laurent met up with the presenter - a former Royals Academy graduate Liam MacDevitt - at Madejski Stadium where in front of the cameras they talked their way through knockout rounds of moments in a player's career.


The first question posed to him was...which is better: a 35-yard screamer or winning a 50:50. "I'm happy with a 5-yarder to be honest!" Laurent laughed. And, of course, Josh was on target from close range to score our opening goal against Bournemouth on Friday night!

He worked his way through the different head-to-heads and crowned 'promotion' as the ultimate football moment at the end of the game.

Take a look at the feature in full and if you didn't see it go out live on Saturday morning, you can watch the full episode of CBBC's Match of the Day Kickabout, filmed at the Madejski last week, by tuning in on BBC iPlayer.


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