11 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
    • 4.7, 978 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
978 Ratings

978 Ratings

KLandis41 ,

Great podcast

Thank you for a great podcast! The stories you told were totally new to me, but excellently told and fascincating. I hope we don't have to wait 4 years for more stories from you.

Darkjester95 ,

More Please! Women’s World Cup is on the horizon

Mattyfatpants can we get more episodes? #Womensworldcup is coming up and these stories of triumph, agony,and redefinition are the perfect hype!This show has been an absolute catapult to get me interested in soccer, it is everything you want in sports, ups, downs, joys, outrages, compelling, dramatic! Never cared for soccer before listening, now I’m all in!

UD soccer ,

Where are the ladies at?

Would have loved to hear more from Hope Solo. Can we get a few more women’s interviews?

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