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Francis Leach and Tony Wilson are off to their fourth World Cup, this time in Russia! Regular updates about what's happening behind the Putin Curtain, interviews with fans and whatever else you might expect from a normal day in Russia. World Cup Road Trip is produced by Nearly. www.nearly.com.au/worldcup Artwork by Studio Baker Music by George Parker-Brien

Francis Leach and Tony Wilson are off to their fourth World Cup, this time in Russia! Regular updates about what's happening behind the Putin Curtain, interviews with fans and whatever else you might expect from a normal day in Russia. World Cup Road Trip is produced by Nearly. www.nearly.com.au/worldcup Artwork by Studio Baker Music by George Parker-Brien
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Francis Leach and Tony Wilson are off to their fourth World Cup, this time in Russia! Regular updates about what's happening behind the Putin Curtain, interviews with fans and whatever else you might expect from a normal day in Russia. World Cup Road Trip is produced by Nearly. www.nearly.com.au/worldcup Artwork by Studio Baker Music by George Parker-Brien

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Russia goes on without the World Cup

7/16/2018
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It's proshchay with a series of politically sensitive interviews about the current state of Russia and how it's ruled. In one case we've had to alter voices to protect identities, conducted the interviews in London and held off until things had quietened down. An illuminating final episode of the World Cup Road Trip and an insight into the country few expected to hold it. Articles TIME: Who is Bill Browder? ABC: World Cup dream is 'sportswashing' Russia's appalling record Rate and...

Duration:00:36:43

Calling in from Stuttgart 2006

7/16/2018
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22 June 2006 and Tony is in Stuttgart for the match between Australia and Croatia. He's also part of the Triple R Breakfasters team. Best thing to do - call into the show from the other side of the world after a big game. VIDEO: Australia v Croatia, fan montage, Stuttgart, FIFA World Cup 2006 Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip. SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from...

Duration:00:04:21

Q and A

7/14/2018
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In the final days of the tournament Tony and Francis reflect on the Road Trip, the World Cup and world football. Five questions each between Moscow and Melbourne. It's been quite the campaign! Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip. SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10% off. Get in touch! Francis Leach - Facebook /...

Duration:00:41:17

GAME DAY: England V Croatia

7/11/2018
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Is it one step closer to "coming home"? Francis is in Moscow; first a visit to the stadium to take in the flavour of high stakes international football then back to a suburban restaurant near Yugo-Zapadaya metro station to watch the game on a grainy TV. Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip. SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for...

Duration:00:26:38

GAME DAY: England V Sweden

7/7/2018
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It's over to Max Rushden's London place for a BBQ and pub-patron-free viewing of the quarter final that could get England one step closer to "bringing it home". Then off to Hyde Park to people watch as Francis wrestles with what he sees and hears. Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip. SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10%...

Duration:00:19:31

Love England but can't stand their team, with Daniel Norcross

7/7/2018
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Francis leaves Russia looking for the England football fans. He's in London confused by his own English football team antipathy. Lucky he's found a sympathetic ear in Daniel Norcross, BBC Test Match Special and ESPNCricinfo. Tony's ditched the Northcote closet for ropey electricity in Red Hill. Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip. SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from...

Duration:00:21:45

GAME DAY: England V Colombia

7/3/2018
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The sonic audio of the Moscow subway, jet lag for good and breaking of the penalty shoot out curse. The excitement, the whinging and the hopes of both countries. Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip. SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10% off. Get in touch! Francis Leach - Facebook / Twitter / Website Tony Wilson -...

Duration:00:27:49

FFS Neymar

7/2/2018
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Old mate glass-shins Neymar has lost Brazil another fan in Francis Leach. He's donzo. And reporting from a Northcote closet Tony farewells Japan. Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip. SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10% off. Get in touch! Francis Leach - Facebook / Twitter / Website Tony Wilson - Facebook / Twitter /...

Duration:00:17:03

GAME DAY: Russia V Spain

7/1/2018
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The party's probably still going on in Russia. And Tony files a report from a closet in Northcote. Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip. SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10% off. Get in touch! Francis Leach - Facebook / Twitter / Website Tony Wilson - Facebook / Twitter / Website *** Get Tony's book about Australia...

Duration:00:22:01

Farewell to a Football Friend

7/1/2018
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Tony was shaken out of his World Cup reverie by bad news from Sochi. Peter Dawson, Socceroos tragic, died on the day of the Peru game in Sochi. He was a football fanatic, inseperable from brother Mark and was never going to miss a World Cup. Rest in peace. Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip. SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World...

Duration:00:03:08

France, Francis and the football ahead

6/30/2018
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Archie Shaw of the Evening Standard and David Davutovic, head football writere at the Herald Sun, discuss the state of the World Cup during the final 10 minutes of France V Argentina. But before we do, Francis blessed the rains down in Red Square. Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip. SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10%...

Duration:00:09:42

"Moscow is crazy city"

6/30/2018
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While Francis pushes on in St Petersburg Tony is celebrating with Brazil then off the airport to come home. It's a hour-plus taxi to the airport but the driver Victor has a lead foot, minimal English and a brash disregard for the German soccer team. Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip. SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10%...

Duration:00:22:02

The Mighty have fallen

6/27/2018
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Tony makes it back to the familiar surrounds of Moscow with the tour finding a local with impressive knowledge of Australian sport. And Francis checks in from St. Petersburg. Not so sadly it seems Germany lost despite 26 shots at goal compared to South Korea's 11. Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip. SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code...

Duration:00:12:05

GAME DAY: Australia V Peru

6/26/2018
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Tens of thousands of Peruvian fans have decended on Fisht Stadium with the Australian supporters. We're at the ground to experience what could be Australia's last game in this World Cup. SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10% off. Get in touch! Francis Leach - Facebook / Twitter / Website Tony Wilson - Facebook / Twitter / Website *** Get Tony's book about Australia at the FIFA...

Duration:00:21:26

Russian morale and the best headlines never printed

6/26/2018
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The Russians are noticeably unhappy about the result against Uruguay. And as Australians we have some insight here. Every episode Dean sends Tony a text with a suggested headline for the episodes, we did use "Seven Pelmeni Army" but others have been left off. Not for lack of talent, moreso practical reasons with the editor back in Australia. Examples from Dean this episode (listen for context) - Sterling misfires by Kane is able - The little P breaches the DMZ - New balls please! -...

Duration:00:07:31

Tony invited back to Jenya's

6/25/2018
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At 10:36 PM Tony's picking cucumbers for dinner in Jenya's Sochi garden after buying him around at the pub. Home brew whiskey and Google Translate go some way to filling the gaps. While you're here - leave a review or share the show with a friend. SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10% off. Get in touch! Francis Leach - Facebook / Twitter / Website Tony Wilson - Facebook / Twitter /...

Duration:00:11:05

You can learn a lot walking around Sochi

6/24/2018
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Sun's out and it's time to take in the Black Sea town of Sochi. Walking tour, beard tokens and a reflection on the trade-offs between security and freedom. While you're here - leave a review or share the show with a friend. SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10% off. Get in touch! Francis Leach - Facebook / Twitter / Website Tony Wilson - Facebook / Twitter / Website *** Get Tony's...

Duration:00:12:20

"That was a very high return match"

6/24/2018
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We're in Sochi for Germany verses Sweden! "My stress was zero, my enjoyment - 10 out of 10!" says Cam leaving the stadium. SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10% off. Get in touch! Francis Leach - Facebook / Twitter / Website Tony Wilson - Facebook / Twitter / Website *** Get Tony's book about Australia at the FIFA World Cup in Germany - Australia United. "Part diary, part memoir,...

Duration:00:19:20

Seven Pelmeni Army

6/23/2018
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It's a sing-off! Australia excels comparitively in almost anything to do with sport except songs. Barmy Army's got us beat at the cricket and the Russians hold an upper hand, on home soil, at the Cup. And Tony gets out and about in the "closed city" to take in a space museum. Get in touch! Francis Leach - Facebook / Twitter / Website Tony Wilson - Facebook / Twitter / Website SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use...

Duration:00:21:02

GAME REPORT: Nigeria V Iceland (obligatory Messi comparison)

6/23/2018
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Nigeria bested the sparcely populated but closely related Iceland 2 - 0. Time to draw some Lionel Messi comparisons to the star of the game, Ahmed Musa, and think about the significance of this tournament for the great Messi. Get in touch! Francis Leach - Facebook / Twitter / Website Tony Wilson - Facebook / Twitter / Website SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10% off. *** Get...

Duration:00:08:31