14 episodes

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.

We Came to Win Gimlet Media

    • Sports & Recreation
    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Dr. Kevorkian ,

Epic stuff

It’s rare to find shows good enough to make you truly emphasise with the person in the story, but it’s even more rare to find a show that makes you feel like you are living out an epic moment together with that person right there and then! This podcast makes me feel like I was right there in the middle of that stadium, standing there as the ball soars in slow motion towards the goal, as they may or may not make history! This podcast is epic 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

From dk ,

Great storytelling

Love this. My kids wait every evening at the dinner table to hear if I have heard another episode during my ride home that I can then re-tell in Danish.

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