We Came to Win

A SportsRecreation and Society podcast
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Every four years, people all over the world turn their eyes, ears, and hearts toward the most exciting sports competition on the planet: The World Cup. We Came to Win tells the stories behind the tournament’s most memorable moments. Like, how did one player become a God, and a villain, after breaking the rules? How did the semi-final of the 1990 World Cup save English soccer from falling apart? And how did one player turn a free-kick into an act of protest?

This series from Gimlet Media is an homage to the triumph and heartbreak, victory and defeat that we all experience from soccer (or football, or futbol, or whatever you call it). And it reminds us that so much of what we love about the beautiful game happens off the pitch.

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It’s World Cup time! And if you want a cheat sheet for this year’s competition, we’ve got you covered with a special episode from the gang at The Totally Football Show. Host James Richardson is joined by Michael Cox, Tom Williams, Sasha Goryunov, and more, as they break down the first three groups of the 2018 World Cup. Learn who is favored, who might play spoiler, and who thinks Russia’s home fi…
For years the Spanish women’s national team was treated like an afterthought by their coach and the Spanish Football Federation. The team’s most basic needs were ignored, they were paid almost nothing, and the coach regularly disrespected them. But when they qualified for the 2015 World Cup, they knew they had an opportunity to change that. They could harness the world’s attention and finally dem…

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Started
Apr 6th, 2018
Latest Episode
Nov 28th, 2018
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
14
Avg. Episode Length
35 minutes

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