Football Cliches - A show about the language of football

Big magicians, AI-powered football commentary and the Pure Qatar 2022 World Cup XI

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Episode notes

The Athletic's Adam Hurrey is joined by Charlie Eccleshare and David Walker on the latest World Cup Adjudication Panel. On the agenda: Other possible group-stage tiebreakers, the mythical status of tiddlywinks, a curious mid-tournament friendly result, kit colour combinations, a brief history of World Cup lanyard sizes and the ominous first words of a new artificial-intelligence football commentator.

Meanwhile, the panel select the first names on their Pure Qatar 2022 World Cup XI teamsheet and wonder why you never hear about "big magicians".

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