FA Cup Semifinals Preview and reaction to European semi draws

Instant reaction to the draw for the Champions League and Europa league semi finals and Wasim also previews the FA Cup semi finals.

 

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El Clásico preview with Eduardo Alvarez

 

Eduardo Alvarez from ESPN FC joins Wasim to preview El Clásico and talk about some wider themes pertaining to Real and Barca as well as Spanish football. As a bonus, Wasim also sets the stage for PSV vs Ajax, Sporting vs Benfica and Galatasaray vs Fenerbahce.

 

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Reviewing the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals

Wasim analyzes Juve’s complete performance against Barca, commends fans of Dortmund and Monaco in the face of horrible events, and reflects on wins for both Madrid sides in the first legs of the Champions League quarterfinals.

 

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Previewing Dortmund vs Monaco and Juve vs Barca

On this episode, Wasim looks ahead to the first two Champions League quarterfinals. Dortmund vs Monaco should be a feast of attacking football, while Juve look in better shape than Barca going into their tie.

 

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Madrid Derby and Der Klassiker Podcast

Wasim previews the Madrid Derby and Der Klassiker and tries to make sense of priorities for Real, Atletico, Bayern and Dortmund as they fight on multiple fronts.

 

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Tuesday Football Medley Podcast

A busy midweek gets underway with some tasty fixtures on Tuesday. Wasim looks ahead to Hoffenheim vs Bayern, United vs Everton, the Rome Derby and other interesting games on the day.

 

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Hoffenheim in control of top 4 spot

The Bundesliga resumed on Friday with a crucial game in the race for Champions League qualification as fifth placed Hertha Berlin welcomed fourth placed Hoffenheim and Julian Nagelsmann’s men left capital with a crucial 3-1 win. The hosts had the better of the game in the opening quarter but after Andrej Kramarić’s penalty cancelled Peter Pekarík’s opener, the visitors gradually gained control and could have won by a bigger margin. Niklas Süle’s superb strike after Hertha Berlin went down to 10 men and a second for Kramarić late on, gave Hoffenheim a well-deserved three points.

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Coupe de La Ligue Final preview with Philippe Auclair

The Football Podcast with Wasim Parkar welcomes its first guest as renowned football journalist Philippe Auclair joins Wasim to preview the 2017 Coupe de La Ligue final between Monaco and PSG. Philippe and Wasim also talk about football journalism and the general state of affairs in Ligue 1.

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Colombia regain momentum

Since taking over as national team manager, Tite has removed all suspense from Brazil’s 2018 World Cup Qualifying campaign, winning eight games out of eight leaving the Seleção just a point away from Russia with four games to go. With top spot all but sealed, the drama from South America’s marathon qualifying campaign is now contained in the fight for the three remaining direct qualification places and one playoff spot. The biggest winners in that particular battle after this international break are Colombia.

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High Stakes in AFC, CONCACAF & CONMEBOL qualifiers on Tuesday

With UEFA playing only one round of World Cup Qualifiers during this international break, the focus shifts to other confederations on Tuesday. We are now entering the home straight of the campaigns in Asia and South America, while the final hex in North and Central America is also heating up nicely. At the end of the day, we should be able to get a clearer picture of which teams can start preparing for next summer in Russia as others see their World Cup dreams fade. Every game is important, but these seven matches on Tuesday have a lot hinging on them on the road to Russia.

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