Episode 2682: No Sleep Till Brisbane, Carlo Takes Brazil – Maybe, Mbappe Has PSG Over A (Oil) Barrell
A 3-0 home defeat in which your captain goes off injured in the first half is not the dream World Cup send-off, but aside from that last night’s game at Tallaght actually wasn’t that bad – and Katie McCabe has since said that the injury is no big deal. We talk about the game and hear from Kyra Carusa and Vera Pauw.
We also discuss how Kylian Mbappe’s determination to sit out his PSG contract and leave as a free is surprisingly not Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s biggest headache this week.
Then we’re joined by Tim Vickery to talk about Brazil’s plan to hire Carlo Ancelotti – but only after trying out their domestic coaching sensation Fernando Diniz in the job while they wait for Ancelotti’s Real Madrid contract to wind down. Why are the CBF copying the succession planning strategies of the FAI? And why is there so much excitement over the style of football Diniz has brought to Fluminense?
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