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Join some of Australian football’s most well-respected voices as they break down all the latest from the Premier League, LaLiga, FA Women's Super League and J.League - plus the headlines from the entire world of football.
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Join some of Australian football’s most well-respected voices as they break down all the latest from the Premier League, LaLiga, FA Women's Super League and J.League - plus the headlines from the entire world of football.
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    Inspired Brazil dance into quarters | Arnie deviating from FA Curriculum | AFC Power Rankings

    Inspired Brazil dance into quarters | Arnie deviating from FA Curriculum | AFC Power Rankings

    Brazil roll on in style as they breeze past South Korea and Japan fall in a valiant fight with 2018 finalists Croatia. Former Socceroo Tommy Oar and former Premier League striker Michael Bridges join Teo Pellizzeri to unpack two huge matches in the World Cup Round of 16. Mark Schwarzer joins in from Qatar to provide a keeper’s perspective on the surprising penalty trend as well as the power rankings within AFC.

    Brazil’s depth: is it unmatched? Can anyone stop them?Japan, Australia and South Korea lead impressive AFC growthWild predictions for Spain, Switzerland, Morocco and PortugalArnold thriving despite deviating from Football Australia coaching curriculum 
    Listen to Optus Sport's award-winning limited series, Football Belongs, charting the cultural threads of Australian society through the lens of nine football matches: https://play.acast.com/s/football-belongs
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    • 44 min
    'Mbappe is the best player in the world right now' | Bellingham is the complete midfielder

    'Mbappe is the best player in the world right now' | Bellingham is the complete midfielder

    Former Socceroo Scott McDonald joins Optus Sport Deputy Editor Jack Austin and Teo Pellizzeri to unpack two huge matches in the Round of 16. Mark Schwarzer joins in from Qatar as we assess just how good youngsters Kylian Mbappe and Jude Bellingham can be and who will come out on top as they face off in the World Cup quarter finals.
    Gareth Southgate blocking out the noiseBellingham's next destinationMbappe the best in the world right now?England tactics v French tactics and where it will be won.
    Listen to Optus Sport's award-winning limited series, Football Belongs, charting the cultural threads of Australian society through the lens of nine football matches: https://play.acast.com/s/football-belongs
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    • 42 min
    Teammate’s low blow for Aussie captain | Aftermath of ‘Roos exit | Schwarzer on what must happen next

    Teammate’s low blow for Aussie captain | Aftermath of ‘Roos exit | Schwarzer on what must happen next

    A Messi masterclass was ultimately what cost the Socceroos progression in the FIFA World Cup 2022, and our host of football legends are here to guide you through an incredible tournament from the men's Australian national team, as well as the rest of the action.
    Former Socceroos Mark Schwarzer and Tommy Oar join Amy Duggan and Michael Bridges to unpack the Socceroos' campaign and analyse their match-up against Argentina:
    'Low blow' from teammate in aftermath of Australia's defeat.Lionel Messi magic.'It's wrong, it's unfair' - Schwarzer's rallying cryWhat next for Graham Arnold?Where do the players go from here? What's next?
    Listen to Optus Sport's award-winning limited series, Football Belongs, charting the cultural threads of Australian society through the lens of nine football matches: https://play.acast.com/s/football-belongs
    Subscribe to Optus Sport: https://sport.optus.com.au/signup

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    • 42 min
    HUGE Socceroos preview | How do you feel watching your World Cup dream slip away? | Suarez in tears! Son in tears... But why?

    HUGE Socceroos preview | How do you feel watching your World Cup dream slip away? | Suarez in tears! Son in tears... But why?

    The Socceroos are inside 24 hours now before they line up against Argentina for a place in the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals!
    Former Socceroo Tommy Oar joins Amy Duggan and Michael Bridges to give a full preview of this historic clash as well as put the rule across the last group stage matches:
    Son Heung-Min and Luis Suarez both in tears at the conclusion of their match, but for different reasons!How does it feel to be sitting on the bench as results from other matches start to come in?Does Graham Arnold change his winning formula in the face of fatigue?HOW ON EARTH will Australia stop Lionel Messi?
    Listen to Optus Sport's award-winning limited series, Football Belongs, charting the cultural threads of Australian society through the lens of nine football matches: https://play.acast.com/s/football-belongs
    Subscribe to Optus Sport: https://sport.optus.com.au/signup

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    • 35 min
    Germany and Belgium ELIMINATED | Japan stun Spain | Morocco top Group F

    Germany and Belgium ELIMINATED | Japan stun Spain | Morocco top Group F

    In one of the most dramatic days in World Cup history, Belgium and Germany have been eliminated, while Morocco and Japan have topped their respective groups. Former Socceroo stars Scott McDonald and Tommy Oar join former Matilda Amy Duggan to talk about everything from an action packed day.

    How did Japan defeat Spain?What will be the fallout for Germany after their elimination?Was Belgium's golden generation wasted under Roberto Martinez?How far can Morocco go?Should FIFA have random draws to decide who plays who in the next round?Can Ghana get revenge against Uruguay?
    Listen to Optus Sport's award-winning limited series, Football Belongs, charting the cultural threads of Australian society through the lens of nine football matches: https://play.acast.com/s/football-belongs
    Subscribe: https://sport.optus.com.au/signup

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    • 41 min
    Socceroos beat Denmark and will play Argentina in the Round of 16! | Messi waits for Australia in the knock-out rounds | Former Socceroos dissect Denmark win | Mathew Leckie's unlikely road to stardom | Live sites go wild as the pod dreams big |

    Socceroos beat Denmark and will play Argentina in the Round of 16! | Messi waits for Australia in the knock-out rounds | Former Socceroos dissect Denmark win | Mathew Leckie's unlikely road to stardom | Live sites go wild as the pod dreams big |

    The Socceroos beat Denmark 1-0 and will play Argentina in the Round of 16! Former Socceroo stars Scott McDonald and Tommy Oar join host Teo Pellizzeri to talk about everything from one of the game's great days in Australia!

    How Australia won, the challenges, the answers and the starsMathew Leckie scores one of the great Australia goals, but Tommy's got some amazing insights into his unlikely back story!Argentina and Leo Messi are waiting in the Round of 16, what approach does Australia take?Graham Arnold gets it right again - Scott and Tommy go into the how and why the gaffer got Australia out of the group Awesome scenes at live sites means the game is booming! The pod does some 'blue sky thinking' about how to capitalise on all the momentum France get rolled by Tunisia but still top the groupPoland back into the knock-out rounds with an unimpressive loss, while Saudi Arabia and Mexico crash outA look ahead to Group E and F including tips for Croatia's blockbuster against Belgium
    Listen to Optus Sport's award-winning limited series, Football Belongs, charting the cultural threads of Australian society through the lens of nine football matches: https://play.acast.com/s/football-belongs
    Subscribe: https://sport.optus.com.au/signup

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    • 53 min

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