Episode 408: What happened in Brazil v Argentina and catching up on the rest

This week, Sam and English Dan catch up with what’s been going on in the three weeks since we last recorded. The main focus is on trying to unpick exactly what went on in São Paulo a couple of weeks back when the Brazil v Argentina World Cup qualifier was called off – and what do we think will happen next? We also give you a quick overview of the other World Cup qualifying matches (including yet another record for Lionel Messi) and give you a Liga Profesional update.

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Episode 403: ¡ARGENTINA CAMPEÓN!

We can finally shout it! After a 28-year wait Argentina ended their trophy drought on Saturday with a 1–0 win over Brazil in the final of the Copa América, and Sam, English Dan, Santi and Andrés are here to look back on a final – and a tournament – that brings hope for the future and proves many critics (including us!) wrong about some players, but does demonstrate that the universe can have a hell of a sense of humour sometimes. We also preview the new league season, which gets underway on Friday night.

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Episode 402: previewing Argentina v Brazil in the Copa América final

After Argentina made their way past Ecuador and Colombia to reach a third Copa América final in four tournaments, Sam, English Dan and Santi preview Saturday’s final against host nation Brazil, who’ve never failed to win a Copa on home soil.

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Episode 401: Reviewing the Copa América groups and previewing the knockout stage

On this week’s HOP the world’s newest football commentator Sam is joined by English Dan, Santi and Andrés for a look back on the group stage of the 2021 Copa América – in particular at Argentina’s performances – and a preview of the quarter-finals, which kick off on Friday evening.

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Episode 385: Argentina pick up four points, and a Copa de la Liga roundup

In this week’s HOP, Sam, English Dan, Santi, Andrés and (for the first few minutes, before he gets cut off) Tony look back on a World Cup qualifying double header which again saw Argentina look a bit iffy at home but impress away, before reviewing the latest round of Copa de la Liga Profesional de Fútbol action.

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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 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 331: trying to ignore the negatives, but there are just so many of them

In the three-hundred-and-thirty-first episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Andrés and English Dan look back on two woeful friendly performances by Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina – a second-ever defeat to Venezuela and a narrow win over Morocco – which did absolutely nothing to breed optimism ahead of the Copa América. We also preview the last two weeks of the Superliga season, with the title run-in and the Copa Sudamericana qualification battle taking centre stage.

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