OptaJoe's World Cup Podcast

Posted 13th June 2018

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OptaJoe's stats-focused World Cup podcast has landed

Opta has launched a new podcast series, ‘OptaJoe’s The Only Stat That Matters’. The podcast sees Opta’s Matt Furniss, Duncan Alexander and Tom Worville take a data-powered journey through the all things World Cup, from Italy 1990 up to this year’s competition in Russia. The podcast is available to listen to and download on SoundCloud, iTunes and Stitcher

Details of each episode released so far can be found below, we will be releasing new episodes throughout the competition so make sure you check back regularly for our latest World Cup insights. 

1 - A look back at the World Cups of the '90s. Retro.

The Opta team take a look back at the low scoring tournament of Italy 1990, the England free campaign of US 1994 and France’s host nation heroics in 1998.    

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2 - We relive the World Cups of the '00s. Nostalgia.

The team look back at the group stage full of shocks at Japan and South Korea 2002 and England’s penalty woes at Germany 2006.

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3 - Review of the World Cups of the '10s. Throwback. 

The team look back at this decade’s World Cup competitions, analysing the stats behind South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014.

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4 - Russia 2018 Preview. Countdown. 

The team preview this summer's competition, analysing each nation's chances and discussing the results of Opta's World Cup predictor

Listen now


Opta Launch World Cup Amazon Alexa Quiz

Think you know everything there is to know about the World Cup?

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Put yourself to the test with our new Amazon Alexa World Cup quiz search 'OptaJoe' on the Amazon Alexa Store, or for more information click the link below.

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