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Managing Madrid Podcast World Cup Edition: Matchday Updates, International Tactics, The Homophobia Problem, & More

Om Arvind & Gabe Lezra go through all the important World Cup fixtures, discuss all the tactical nuances, debate the moral issues, & answer your questions.

Germany v Mexico: Group F - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Om Arvind and Gabe Lezra discuss:

- The tactics of the all-time great Spain-Portugal game

- Penalties are hard, actually

- Iran’s own goal loss to Morocco, France’s win over Australia, & Costa Rica vs. Serbia

- The tactics behind Mexico’s upset over Germany & Kroos’ difficulties

- The one-dimensionality of Brazil’s attack vs. Switzerland

- Why the early upsets are a victory for tactics

- Croatia vs. Nigeria & Modric & Kovacic’s tactical place in their international side

- Fox Sports’ commentators being awful

- Peru’s heartbreaking loss vs. Denmark

- The rampant homophobia problem & FIFA’s moral negligence

- Can Lopetegui get the best out of Isco at Madrid?

- Who will be the best player in the World Cup?

- Can Isco be the third best player in the world under Lopetegui?

- What do Real Madrid need to rectify to compete in La Liga next season?

- Alisson over Navas?

- The Rodrygo signing & Los Blancos’ new transfer strategy

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVArvind)

Gabe Lezra (@ElEzrah)

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