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
    • 4.7, 936 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

4.7 out of 5
936 Ratings

936 Ratings

Tis Real ,

Bring it BACK

This show is awesome. It got me into listening to podcasts. It’s good. Bring it back for the next World Cup. 6/5 stars

Maya Holmes ,

Bring it back!

This does not have to be just about the world cup. There is so much more to explore here. Please do more episodes. Really love this and my 6th grade son does as well. It's a great bonding experience for us.

MKLouis ,

Great storytelling!

Not a huge soccer fan, but am glad this podcast was recommended by my sister-in-law. It’s World Cup and geopolitics and culture and biography and so much more all rolled into one. Great work!

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