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World Football Index Podcast

A world football / soccer podcast, covering the beautiful game from all corners of the globe with experts on every continent. A unique mix of football journalism & fandom.

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South American Football Show - Copa Libertadores 2019 - Group Stage - Week 4

Adam Brandon and Austin Miller round up the latest from the Copa Libertadores action. It was a week where the big guns from Brazil and Argentina such as River, Boca, San Lorenzo, Flamengo, Cruzeiro, Gremio and Palmeiras all triumphed. Chilean clubs revert to familiar struggles while Paraguayan clubs just keep on winning.

1hr 3mins

16 Apr 2019

Rank #1

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Copa Libertadores Finals & Women's World Cup Draw

Adam is joined by Tom Nash, Tom Robinson, Simon Edwards and Austin Miller to discuss a whole host of South American Soccer topics. There's a review of the River v Boca Copa Libertadores Final in Madrid as well as the women's final in Brazil. There's also analysis of the Women's World Cup draw from a South American perspective. The guys also have a look at the Copa Sudamericana final and round up the latest action in Chile, Colombia and Argentina.

1hr 18mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #2

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South American Football Show - Copa Libertadores 2018 - Last 16 - 2nd legs

Adam, Austin and Simon give their thoughts and insights on another controversial and dramatic week of Copa Libertadores action. The gang cover the Carlos Sanchez case and crowd trouble that marred Santos vs. Independiente. They round up all the action from all the other ties including Colo-Colo’s historic victory over Corinthians. There is also a debate about Palmeiras’ style of play in their narrow victory on aggregate over Cerro Porteño.

1hr 19mins

4 Sep 2018

Rank #3

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The Dugout - Marcelo Gallardo & The Libertadores Final

Andy Wales is joined by WFi's Argentina correspondent Tom Nash to discuss Marcelo Gallardo's success at River Plate which has been endorsed by Lionel Messi and Pep Guardiola. This has led to suggestions Gallardo would be the perfect man to take over at Barcelona when he eventually, and inevitably, moves to Europe. There is also a preview of the Copa Libertadores final, a look at River's opponents, Flamengo, and a look ahead to the Club World Cup where the Libertadores winners will hope to face Liverpool in the final.

49mins

16 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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WFI Scouting Podcast - Geiger, De Jong, Schuurs & Tierney

Lee Scott and Grant Jendo run the rule over Dennis Geiger, Frenkie De Jong, Perr Schuurs and Kieran Tierney in the latest WFI Scouting Podcast.

1hr 10mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #5

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Scouting Spotlight - Lucas Paqueta

Lucas Paquetá is profiled as Austin Miller and Tom Robinson return with their scouting series which looks at the best talent in South America. The Brazilian attacking midfielder has been linked with a move to Liverpool, as well as to sides in Italy, and isn't likely to remain at Flamengo much longer.

20mins

6 Oct 2018

Rank #6

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South American Football Show - Copa Libertadores SFs 2nd Legs Review

A dramatic and controversial week of Copa Libertadores 2018 semi-final action is the topic of discussion for Adam, Austin, Simon and Tom this week. Should Gremio get a walkover? Was it a penalty for River? Did Palmeiras blow it in the first leg against Boca or in the second? All the answers to those questions and more on this week’s of the South American Football Show.

1hr 13mins

3 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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South American Football Show - Copa Libertadores and U20 South American Championships

The SAFS this week covers two topics in detail. Part 1 looks at the first qualifying phase of the Copa Libertadores with Adam, Austin and our new Bolivian football expert, Andy. Part 2 sees Simon and Tom join Adam to discuss the highlights and players of the tournament so far from the U20 South American Championships.

1hr 25mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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South American Football Show - Copa Libertadores 2019 Group Stage - Week 1

Adam, Simon, Tom and Austin discuss the major moments in the first week of the Copa Libertadores group stage including a nine-goal thriller in Chile as well as Boca Juniors and Flamengo surviving scares at altitude.

1hr 4mins

10 Mar 2019

Rank #9

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Serie A Sitdown - ESPN FC Insults Roma

Frank Crivello and Richard Kharman sit down and give their take on ESPNFC and their short cut comment about Roma. We answer listener questions, debate who goes down with Verona and Benevento, and give our thoughts on Roberto Mancini as Italy boss. Plus our very unbiased and educated Coppa Italia final prediction.

1hr 21mins

9 May 2018

Rank #10

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The Future of Football Media

Host Laura Bradburn and Stevie Grieve are joined by RealSport's football editor Jon Mackenzie to discuss the future of football media in all its forms: writing, podcasting, broadcasting and social media.

57mins

19 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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South American Football Show - Copa Libertadores 2018 - Group Stage - Week 6

The Copa Libertadores provided the SAFS team with another week full of talking points. Adam, Austin and Simon discuss all the drama from around the continent including Boca Juniors surviving another scare while Racing, Santos, River Plate and Libertad all secured their last 16 berths.

1hr

6 May 2018

Rank #12

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South American Football Show - Copa Libertadores 2019 QFs 1st legs

Adam, Austin and Simon take a look at the key from the 1st legs of the Copa Libertadores QFs and discuss the controversy surrounding the ticket prices for the Libertadores final in Santiago.

45mins

25 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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European Football Index - From Catalonia to Sweden

The EFI team of Ben Roberts, Matthias Suuck, and Nima Tavallaey discuss the Catalan referendum's effect on sport, as well as other football topics from various corners of the continent including Serie A, German Bundesliga, and the Swedish Allsvenskan.

1hr 2mins

4 Oct 2017

Rank #14

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World Cup Review & Transfer Talk

Laura Bradburn is joined by Stevie Grieve for the first WFi podcast of the new season. They look back at the World Cup with an eye on the new season, and discuss a couple of the higher profile transfers in the summer window so far.

50mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #15

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Serie A Sitdown - Liverpool Weakness Revealed

Frank Crivello and Richard Kharman sit down to breakdown the Derby D'Italia that is Inter v Juventus, and try to figure out what went wrong for Napoli. (Hint - Cholito Simeone.) We also tell you how to beat Liverpool. Are you paying attention, Roma? That, plus a recap of the rest of Matchweek 35.

1hr 34mins

1 May 2018

Rank #16

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Serie A Sitdown - Relegation Battle Royale

Richard Kharman and Scot Munroe sit down and give their congratulations to the legendary career of Gigi Buffon, who will announce his retirement on Thursday. We also recap the relegation Battle Royale and crown Juventus champions for the seventh time running. All that and more!

1hr 5mins

15 May 2018

Rank #17

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South American Football Show - Copa Libertadores Final 2019

Adam, Simon, Tom and Tom (aka River in English) give their reaction to the Copa Libertadores final in Lima. They also discuss the current social and political unrest in South America and how it is affecting football in their respective countries.Marcelo Gallardo Pod mentioned in the episode - https://soundcloud.com/world-football-index/the-dugout-marcelo-gallardo-the-libertadores-finalThe podcast Adam recommends in the podcast for more Chile context can be found here -https://www.footballtodaypodcast.com/podcast/episode/362bacd3/why-is-there-no-football-being-played-in-chile-right-now

55mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Serie A Sitdown - Sampdoria The Giant Killers

Frank Crivello and Richard Kharman sit down with Raffa Rispo from the Sempre Napoli podcast to talk about Sampdoria, the giant killers and Derby Della Capitale. The panel also dissect the four big games -- Sampdoria v Juventus, Napoli v Milan, Roma v Lazio and Inter v Atalanta. We also talk Italians in Europe, and give our predictions.

1hr 27mins

21 Nov 2017

Rank #19

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South American Football Show - Copa Libertadores SFs 1st Legs Review

On this week’s edition of the South American Football Show, Adam, Simon and Austin discuss and analyze all the action from the 1st legs of the Copa Libertadores 2018 semifinals. They also take a brief look at the Copa Sudamericana and there is an update on pod favourite King Eddy Zenteno at the end...stay tuned for that!

50mins

28 Oct 2018

Rank #20