Episode 1202: Mbappé Takes The Torch, Russians Embrace Home Comforts, Spain Limp Out, Cavani’s cheekbone, Alpha Kasper
Another weekend, another barely believable series of storylines. We said goodbye to Messi AND Ronaldo on the same day, clearing the way for the supporting cast to take centre-stage.
Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are long-established in their own right, but Saturday felt like Kylian Mbappé’s coming out party. We talk to Philippe Auclair about the French sensation who appeared in the football world apparently fully grown and self-assured.
the news that spain set a bunch of world cup passing records today just makes it even more ridiculous that they only managed 14 passes to diego costa in the 80 minutes he was on the field. remember where the goal is lads https://t.co/z9cIgO6tUd
— Ken Early (@kenearlys) July 1, 2018
Ken was in the Luzhniki Stadium yesterday and spoke to Sid Lowe and Barney Ronay after Spain departed limply at the hands of the hosts.
Read this from Barney Ronay https://t.co/aWDpHMffTr
— Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) July 2, 2018
And today we speak to Ken live from the cobblestones outside Samara Airport before heading to Brazil/Mexico, as he bemoans Mexican airplane etiquette, squashed sombreros, and Kasper Schmeichel’s Zaire 1974 impersonation.
Lost for words. Can’t be more proud of my country, my son, his teammates, all the staff and our fantastic national coach Åge Hareide. When all the tears have dried out we will realise how well we did ???????? #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/vhGZQtDyJm
— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) July 2, 2018
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.@jonawils tells us how he measures success and why it’s not far how England go that matters, it’s about how they make you feel along the way…#worldcup
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