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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:
- The USA lost to Germany 1–0.
- The U.S. national team will face Belgium in the Round of 16.
- Zonal Marking’s Michael Cox breaks down tactics from the final day of the group stage.
- Heavy flooding in Recife prior to the USA-Germany match.
- Round of 16 matchups and schedule.
- Reaction to Luis Suárez’s nine-month ban from world football.
- Luis Suárez’s biting history.
- From Howler Magazine, an essay on Luis Suárez: “The Artful Diver.”
- Wright Thompson wrote one of our favorite pieces on Luis Suárez.
- America’s favorite trainer shares tips on dealing with a biter.
- Three CONCACAF teams advance to the Round of 16.
- U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati discusses CONCACAF and the U.S. men’s national team.
- Shireen Ahmed on wearing a hijab during play.
- Shireen Ahmed’s website, Tales From a Hijabi Footballer.
- “Participation of Muslim Athletes During the Month of Ramadan”
- Players balance Ramadan with World Cup play.
- The first female coach for a professional men’s soccer team resigns, saying she was hired as a “face.”
- Ghana keeper celebrates save.
- Cristiano Ronaldo’s hair.
- Not an Ann Coulter link.
- American soccer is winning
Podcast production and edit by Matthew Nelson and Ryan Catanese.
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