Chewing Over Luis Suárez’s Latest Bite

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June 27 2014 3:24 PM

World Cup Dummy: The Undead in the Group of Death Edition

Howler’s World Cup podcast on the U.S. loss to Germany, Luis Suárez’s latest bite, and Muslim players during Ramadan.

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Throughout the World Cup, Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen will have a special treat: a podcast extra from our soccer-obsessed friends at Howler Magazine.

In today’s episode of Dummy, David Goldblatt, Danny Karbassiyoon, and George Quraishi talk about the United States advancing to the knockout stages of the World Cup. Alexander Abnos, who is with the team writing for ussoccer.com, reports from the stadium following the U.S. loss to Germany in Recife. The panel chews on the Luis Suárez incident, the best and worst of the group stage, and what is ahead in the tournament. With Ramadan and the knockout rounds beginning on Saturday, George speaks with Shireen Ahmed, an advocate for Muslim athletes, about some of the challenges faced by Muslim players.

Here are links to some of the topics mentioned on the show:

Podcast production and edit by Matthew Nelson and Ryan Catanese.

You can email the Howler crew at hello@howlermagazine.com.

David Goldblatt was born in London; lives in Bristol, England; and teaches in Los Angeles. He is the author of The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer and Futebol Nation: The Story of Brazil through Soccer.

Danny Karbassiyoon is a former American soccer player who has suited up for Arsenal, Ipswich Town, and Burnley. He is currently an Arsenal scout and co-founder of SWOL.co.

George Quraishi is founder and editor of Howler, a magazine about soccer. During the World Cup he is editing soccer.fusion.net.

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