Fifa World Cup 2018 Podcasts

A collection of World Cup podcasts for all you football fans. Discussions, arguments, guest appearances, fan reactions and more.

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Josip Skoko LIVE discussing his time with the Socceroos, his career in Europe and how to improve Australian footballFormer Socceroos midfielder and current Director of Football at North Geelong Warriors Josip Skoko joined Lucy Zelic and Nick Stoll to discuss why junior football costs so much, the frustration of not playing a minute at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and some of the best moments in his career including playing against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

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Australia/NZ to host historical 2023 WC, A-League set to return, Liverpool finally win the leagueMatildas midfielder Tameka Yallop and newly signed Bristol City midfielder Ella Mastrantonio join Lucy Zelic and Nick Stoll to discuss Australia and New Zealand hosting the 2023 Women's World Cup, how Australia can capitalise on this opportunity and the journey that women's football has gone on the last 20 years.

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The moment Lucy Zelic and Craig Foster found out Australia would host the 2023 FIFA Women's World CupThis is their reaction and instant analysis.

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FFA CEO James Johnson and Women's Football expert Sam Lewis on Australia's historic Women's World Cup bidFFA CEO James Johnson and Women's Football expert Samantha Lewis join Lucy Zelic and Nick Stoll for a special edition of TWG LIVE to talk about Australia and New Zealand's joint bid for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup and the move of the A-League to winter.

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"1970 wasn't football… it was like Cirque du Soleil"Sunday will be the 50th anniversary of the World Cup final of 1970 when Brazil beat Italy 4-1 in Mexico City's Azteca stadium to win their third World Cup in 12 years.

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History FCFormer Socceroos goalkeeper Zeljko Kalac speaks to Adrian Arciuli about that match against Croatia at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

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Tackling racism "too big and too deep for football"French World Cup winner and vocal anti-racism campaigner Christian Karembeu discusses the continuing fallout from the killing of George Floyd in the United States and how football should tackle racism moving forward.

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2020 Vision #93It may be a new year but it's the same old nonsense from your favourite sporadic football podcast.

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Cruyff's Ecuador and AFCON adjustmentsThe new Ecuador manager Jordi Cruyff joins Mani Djazmi, Pat Nevin and Heather O'Reilly to discuss the challenge that he faces in trying to qualify the country for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and Barcelona's decision to replace Ernesto Valverde with Quique Setien.

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The Miracle of Atalanta and the Fifa Club World CupAtalanta's Hans Hateboer talks about their unlikely Champions League adventure. The Esperance midfielder Kwame Bonsu reflects on the Fifa Club World Cup.

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The Tony Nat-hibberty Play #92'Tis the season and all that and what could be more festive than your favourite football podcast and some cheap sleigh bell effects?

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He's not the Moyesiah #91Tom's not happy. But also, he is happy. And indifferent. It's a real emotional rollercoaster.

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Cursed by the pre-record #90All that international nonsense is out of the way for a while now, so we can get back to talking about important stuff like domestic football.

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We still love you number 1115 #89England celebrate their 1000th international in this week's fixture with Montenegro, so your favourite part-time podcast got the gang back together to look at our personal highs and lows along the way.

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Mia Hamm, Heather O'Reilly and the return of Mr OdemwingieWorld Cup winner Mia Hamm joins the team to pay tribute to Heather O'Reilly, who has finished her playing career by winning the NWSL title.

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Raul Jimenez, Heather's last match and the memories of a refereeHeather O'Reilly looks ahead to the NWSL final, Mexican striker Raúl Jiménez talks about life at Wolves, and former referee Abraham Klein remembers the 1970 World Cup.

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Per Mertesacker and football Hong Kong styleWorld Cup winner Per Mertesacker talks about his struggle with pre-match anxiety and sings his favourite Bob Marley song.

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JPASWill any or all of these sandwiches make it on the menu?

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Poor Teddy Walcott #88The 2019/20 season is several weeks old but for one founder member of the football league, it's never going to get started.

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Twg LiveSydney FC defender Ryan McGowan joins Matt and Nick to discuss his return to Australia, what it was like taking on the likes of Arjen Robben and Andres Iniesta at the 2014 World Cup, why Ange Postecoglou is the best coach he's played under, what it's like playing in China and all the hot topics from the Premier League and Australian football.

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2019/20 Premier League: 19 great teams and Newcastle #87The Premier League gets underway tonight - and we've decided to spare you ten months of watching it by telling you exactly what's going to happen.

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A World Cup winner, Kasper Schmeichel and Alejandro BedoyaUSA international Jessica McDonald on winning the World Cup. Kasper Schmeichel remembers the good old days of playing street football as a kid.

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Ellis, Sin Bins and SalahUS Women's Head Coach Jill Ellis will leave her role at the end of October, after winning back to back World Cups.

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Jeff Picks The Joe Picks Highlight Clips, Part 1Jeff can add another honorific to his already long list: Guest Podcaster. He has given you a bonus episode, scouring past episodes of Joe Picks to pick out the highlights.

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Steve Bruce: Newcastle Legend #86After the briefest of summer breaks, we're back for a brand new season of No Easy Games - and boy is Aaron thrilled.

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Tea drinkers, orange lionesses and a World Cup finalHeather O'Reilly and Spain's Verónica Boquete look ahead to the women's World Cup final. We also hear from the former French international Melissa Plaza about the challenges still facing the women's game.

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Football, football everywhere…Former USA midfielder Heather O'Reilly is at the World Cup in France. From the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Nigerian captain Mikel Jon Obi looks back on his career.

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AFCON Group F: Ruled out nine months ago, but whatever… #85We made it... and just in the nick of time. With the tournament just hours away, it's time to head back to Africa for Group F - featuring Cameroon, Ghana, Benin and Guinea-Bissau.

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AFCON Group E: The Tunisian Theo Walcott #84Just eight teams remain as we head to Africa once more to preview the rapidly approaching AFCON 2019.

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AFCON Group D: Goodnight Sweethearting across the world #83Into the second half of the AFCON groups now - and yes, we are rapidly running out of time...

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AFCON Group C: How many cows is your wife worth? #82Blasting through the AFCON groups like there's no tomorrow - it's time for Group C. We make another return visit to Senegal and explore Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania for the first time.

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Adventures in Guam: The 2022 World Cup journey beginsMani Djazmi travels to the tropical island of Guam for the World Cup qualifier against Bhutan.

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AFCON Group B: Perilous online shopping purchases #81As sure as night follows day, Group B of the AFCON follows Group A in our series of previews.

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AFCON Group A: Next thing she's eating my Rolex #80We continue our over ambitious journey into world football with a look at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the biggest AFCON of all time.

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The Women's World Cup kicks offMani Djazmi, World Cup winner Heather O'Reilly, Pat Nevin and Peter Odemwingie are in Paris for the start of the women's World Cup.

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Chile: Blow your whistle and collect some cones #79It's the return of the Nations League tonight - so to celebrate, we return to South America for the final time.

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Japan: Tidying IS fair play #78We're both pretty fond of Japan but we're sick to death of talking about them on this podcast.

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Ecuador: Miming on keyboards #77It's our final new country of the Copa America previews as we head to Ecuador.

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Uruguay: Fulham were in the Europa League final? #76Right. Let's move on to nicer countries. It's a return trip to Uruguay, liberal paradise of South America and the most successful international nation of all time.

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World Cup dreams and Hakeem al-AraibiUSA international Jessica McDonald looks ahead to the World Cup. And refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi talks about his time in jail.

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Qatar: A little bit grubby #75And you thought Eduardo Berizzo was bad. Yes, it's Group B guest team Qatar - and it's fair to say we're not massively fans of them, albeit only because of all the terrible things we learn about the place during the course of the episode.

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Paraguay: It's like living on Wheel of Fortune #74After the farce of last time, we've ensured we're in the same room for today's episode.

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Colombia: Technical Difficulties Special #73It's the most farcical episode of No Easy Games yet - and that's a low bar considering we record a lot of them in an echoey changing room where we get interrupted by swearing, moody smokers and German techno.

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Cup Finals, Solomon Islands and the Corsican mafiaGreek Cup final hero Chuba Akompa talks about winning the double with PAOK. Italian defender Elena Linari explains why qualifying for the World Cup was an act of revenge against the sexists.

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Argentina: Manic coke addict #72Into group B now and a third trip to Argentina as we preview the 2019 Copa America.

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Peru: International telephone card celebrities #71We close out Group A of the 2019 Copa America with another trip to Peru.

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Venezuela: Pyramid schemes and infidelity #70We continue with the previews of the 2019 Copa America with another trip to a brand new country.

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Bolivia: What a load of Arce #69Our first new nation in our Copa America previews as we head to Bolivia. Neither of us have been in real life - and to be honest, we don't sell the place much here - but can they perform on the pitch this summer?

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Brazil: Nip Nip Hooray for Tite #68After a week off for our Easter holidays , we're back and we begin the countdown to this Summer's 46th Copa America.

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