Episode 346: reviewing the Copa América, and setting the stage for the new season

In the three hundred and forty-sixth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam and Andrés meet to discuss the last bits of the Copa América – particularly relating to Argentina’s campaign, and their third-place playoff win over Chile and Lionel Messi’s bizarre sending off for getting in the way of Gary Medel’s shoulders. We also lay the groundwork for the 2019–20 domestic season, with news of the structure of the top two divisions, and a name change for the latter.

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Episode 345: Taking some positives from Copa América elimination

In the three hundred and forty-fifth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam and Andrés look back on Argentina’s elimination at the hands of Brazil in the semi-finals of the Copa América, and consider a Copa campaign during which there were (in our opinion) more positives than negatives, in terms of team building.

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Episode 344: Qatar are beaten – next stop Venezuela

In the three hundred and forty-fourth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam and English Dan review an improved but still far from perfect Argentina performance to beat Qatar 2-0 and advance to the quarter-finals of the Copa América, where they’ll face Venezuela in the Maracanã on Friday. What’s going right? What’s still going wrong (or looking like it might at any moment)? Step this way to find out.

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Episode 343: Two Argentina draws, two very different feelings

In the three hundred and forty-third episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam and Andrés look back on a draw for the women’s national team which (combined with results on Thursday) saw them eliminated from the Women’s World Cup, and a draw for the men’s national team which leaves them still in the Copa América (just) – but there are a lot more positives for the women than for the men.

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Episode 342: A historic result at the Women’s World Cup, and previewing the Copa América

In the three hundred and forty-second episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés discuss Argentina’s fantastic Women’s World Cup showing against Japan, where they claimed their first ever point at an official World Cup (and Sam tells you why the word ‘official’ appears in that sentence), and we look forward to Argentina’s clash with England on Friday and, regarding a national team we’re less optimistic about (namely the men’s one), we preview the Copa América, which kicks off with Brazil v Bolivia on Friday night. Argentina’s first game is on Saturday, against Colombia.

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Episode 341: Tigre win their first trophy, and plenty of international talk

In the three hundred and forty-first episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés look back on Tigre’s first ever major trophy win, after the Victoria club got their own back on the Argentine top flight by winning the first ever Copa Superliga, and in so doing taking a place in the group stage of next year’s Copa Libertadores, by beating Boca Juniors 2-0. We also preview the Women’s World Cup and Copa América (a bit), and pick over the bones of Argentina’s elimination at the hands of Mali in the U-20 World Cup.

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Episode 340: Previewing the Copa Superliga final

In the three hundred and fortieth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés discuss the semi-final seconds legs of the Copa Superliga, and look forward to Sunday’s final between Tigre and Boca Juniors. Also, there’s a look at the Copa América squad and how the kids are doing in the U-20 World Cup.

HOP is sponsored by Fanatiz. Fanatiz allows you to watch the Argentine Superliga and the Copa Argentina live or on demand, as well as offering TyCSports International and other premium South American sports channels to viewers outside Latin America. If you’re in the United States, it also allows you to watch the Copas Libertadores and Sudamericana live, and European competitions including Spain’s La Liga, via tie-ins with beIN Sports and Gol TV. HOP listeners can get 20% off their first three months with Fanatiz by visiting this page and using the discount code hopfz when signing up.

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