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An alternative guide to world football Tom O’Brien and Aaron Gales bring you the least comprehensive coverage of international football’s big games, teams and tournaments. 2019 is a huge year for the beautiful game - with the Nations League finals, Copa America, Africa Cup of Nations and Women’s World Cup on the way. It’s the greatest sport on earth, and we’re attempting to not ruin it for you. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

An alternative guide to world football Tom O’Brien and Aaron Gales bring you the least comprehensive coverage of international football’s big games, teams and tournaments. 2019 is a huge year for the beautiful game - with the Nations League finals, Copa America, Africa Cup of Nations and Women’s World Cup on the way. It’s the greatest sport on earth, and we’re attempting to not ruin it for you. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
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An alternative guide to world football Tom O’Brien and Aaron Gales bring you the least comprehensive coverage of international football’s big games, teams and tournaments. 2019 is a huge year for the beautiful game - with the Nations League finals, Copa America, Africa Cup of Nations and Women’s World Cup on the way. It’s the greatest sport on earth, and we’re attempting to not ruin it for you. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

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Episodes

Qatar: A little bit grubby #75

5/22/2019
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And you thought Eduardo Berizzo was bad. Yes, it's Group B guest team Qatar - and it's fair to say we're not massively fans of them, albeit only because of all the terrible things we learn about the place during the course of the episode. Join us as we discuss naturalising foreigners, polluting the world and an appalling human rights record. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:12:14

Paraguay: It's like living on Wheel of Fortune #74

5/20/2019
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After the farce of last time, we've ensured we're in the same room for today's episode. Paraguay are the latest nation we explore in our preview of the Copa America. Join us as we discuss terrible goalscoring records, challenging comedic language barriers and the inefficiency of clapping instead of using doorbells. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:12:31

Colombia: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES SPECIAL #73

5/17/2019
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It's the most farcical episode of No Easy Games yet - and that's a low bar considering we record a lot of them in an echoey changing room where we get interrupted by swearing, moody smokers and German techno. We're previewing Colombia's chances at this summer's tournament, but that only gets in the way of a tremendous cock-up on Aaron's part. Join us as we discuss nipple-pointing shirt stripes, horrific cub football copycat injuries and what it would be like if only one of us did the podcast...

Duration:00:21:48

Argentina: Manic coke addict #72

5/15/2019
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Into group B now and a third trip to Argentina as we preview the 2019 Copa America. No trophies since 1993 - the clock is ticking for Lionel Messi to win his first international honour. Join us as we discuss Javier Saviola for far too long, getting on the beak and a pint of mates. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:15:37

Peru: International telephone card celebrities #71

5/13/2019
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We close out Group A of the 2019 Copa America with another trip to Peru. After a first world cup appearance since 1982, backed by a fanatical support, how will they get on closer to home this summer? Join us as we discuss Pele's inability to add up, explain to Aaron the format of a competition and entrants that he's already talked about for three previous episodes and Hartlepool's superiority to Newcastle. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA...

Duration:00:17:06

Venezuela: Pyramid schemes and infidelity #70

5/10/2019
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We continue with the previews of the 2019 Copa America with another trip to a brand new country. Venezuela have never appeared at a world cup finals and never won a Copa America, so this will be a joyous and optimistic affair. Join us as we discuss roller skating Christmases, Goodnight Sweetheart and the disadvantages of taking a free-kick in smelly gloves. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License...

Duration:00:17:20

Bolivia: What a load of Arce #69

5/1/2019
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Our first new nation in our Copa America previews as we head to Bolivia. Neither of us have been in real life - and to be honest, we don't sell the place much here - but can they perform on the pitch this summer? Join us as we discuss beefy folded arms, unofficial prisoners and dancing like a llama. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:09:11

Brazil: Nip Nip Hooray for Tite #68

4/29/2019
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After a week off for our Easter holidays (Aaron, of course, in Thailand - Tom near Southport), we're back and we begin the countdown to this Summer's 46th Copa America. The hosts are Brazil - and we're as sick of talking about them as you are. Join us as we discuss the return of Tite, Gary Lineker's wise career move and whether or not Aaron wants to roll out his Paralympic kidnapping story again. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative...

Duration:00:13:38

Sweden: He's uncovered some bodies #67

4/18/2019
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We've reached our final episode of our preview of all 24 nations competing this summer at the women's World Cup. Our final team are Sweden - can they make their mark in France? Join us as we discuss the shit the Swedish coach must have seen, how little Aaron has paid attention to the format this series and falsely accuse politicians of incest. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:18:44

Chile: They went full Arsenal #66

4/15/2019
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Our penultimate episode previewing the women's World Cup takes us back to South America. Chile missed out on the men's World Cup but will look to make their mark on the women's world stage this summer. Join us as we discuss temporary teaching careers, affordable fines and domestic chickens. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:14:10

Thailand: Using The Hangover as honeymoon inspiration #65

4/12/2019
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No Easy Games doubles up as a travel diary as we head east to Thailand for the first time. Roving reporter Aaron forgets about his wife momentarily to file a report from his honeymoon as we preview their World Cup chances. Join us as we discuss top shagger t-shirts, formal driving attire and for some reason, Spencer Prior. Contains some strong language and a lazy dream/harp sound effect cliche. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License...

Duration:00:15:43

USA: She's one of our own, oh Jill Ellis, she's one of our own #64

4/8/2019
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Into our final group in our women's World Cup previews now - and they don't get any bigger in women's football than the USA. Three-time world champions America will head to France as the big favourites - but can they retain? Join us as we discuss ski jackets in Spring, skipping season two of Friday Night Lights and nonsensical sporting phrases like Final Four, Big Ten and third-tier All-American. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative...

Duration:00:25:50

Netherlands: Don't mention Holland. I think I mentioned it once but got away with it #63

4/5/2019
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Group E comes to a close with the European Champions. The Netherlands won their first major international trophy in 2017, how will they get on in France at this summer's World Cup. Join us as we discuss accidental red light district visits, giving Craig Bellamy a verruca and lament the loss of Fruit Allsorts. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:24:01

New Zealand: Not arsed about tiny grassy houses #62

4/1/2019
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Just six teams to go on No Easy Games, and another new nation for us to visit. New Zealand are in search of a first-ever World Cup victory in France this summer. Join us as we discuss the pointlessness of the OFC, the danger of lawn bowls and The Black Cocks. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:19:24

Cameroon: Laminate flooring ruined by skulls #61

3/29/2019
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We continue in Group E with another trip to Africa, a continent that above all else, we love. It's Cameroon and their second World Cup appearance. Join us as we discuss unemployed strikers, the pros and cons of king prawns and out-of-date Jordan Pickford chat. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:17:18

Canada: North American Last of the Summer Wine #60

3/25/2019
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We head to Group E now and the first of four brand new nations on No Easy Games. Hosts four years ago, how will Canada get on in France at this summer's women's World Cup? Join us as we discuss kit segregation, going full-Bielsa and frying bread dough. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:20:10

Japan: Overachieving astronauts #59

3/22/2019
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We close out Group D with Japan - the former women's world champions. Runners-up four years ago, how will they get on this summer in France? Join us as we discuss Yoshinaka's wet nurse, pseudo-goose and an ethical approach to Team Or. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:16:20

Argentina: Two-tone hair and ill-fitting tracksuit bottoms #58

3/18/2019
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A newspaper article recently suggested they were the worst team at the entire competition. Don't let that put you off from listening to our comprehensive Argentina preview. Join us as we discuss managerial hairpieces, the Fylde coast and squirting perfume on knickers for Ricey. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:15:34

Scotland: Make Big Sam Great Again #57

3/14/2019
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It's a first-time world cup appearance for Scotland as they get set for a debut at France 2019. How will the Tartan Army get on at this summer's women's world cup? Join us as we discuss Steven Avery's Sunderland career, the resurrection of a fishwife and debate whether or not commercial flights between Didsbury and Chorlton would be a winner or not. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License...

Duration:00:25:39

England: A grown man with highlights #56

3/11/2019
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An English team heading to a world cup as genuine contenders? We explore Phil Neville's sides chances fresh from a SheBelieves Cup win that we didn't mention due to scheduling reasons BUT DON'T HOLD THAT AGAINST US We continue our preview of the women's world cup with Marta and the rest of her teammates. Join us as we discuss revolutionary Whatsapp group texting, trying to get Laura Kenny to promote the podcast and heartbreaking Bake-Off contestants. Contains some strong language. Theme...

Duration:00:41:17