Phil and Russ break down:
- (1:00) Examining the World Cup field and FIFA rankings
- (5:30) World Cup programming note
- (6:00) Is there any sporting event better than the World Cup?
- (11:00) Group A “The home team and VAR”
- (15:00) Group B “Firing Spain’s manager two days before the WC”
- (22:00) Group C “Can France take advantage of their talent?”
- (28:00) Group D “Messi’s legacy”
- (45:00) Group E “Overcoming 1-7”
- (48:00) Group F “The Group of Death”
- (57:00) Group G “Three lions and a former dark horse”
- (1:06:00) Group H “Why’s Japan here?”
- (1:18:00) Recapping our Group Stage picks
- (1:22:00) The Unified bid from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico
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