The Athletic Football Podcast

England's 'OneLove' Armband U-Turn, Qatar's Empty Seats & US Excitement Levels

Listen on

Episode notes

Host Adam Leventhal is joined by The Athletic's Adam Crafton and Laurie Whitwell on day two of the World Cup to discuss England's World Cup opener against Iran...

The panel reflect on Qatar's opening day defeat, empty seats in the stadium, choreographed support and relations between Qatar and former hosts Russia.

Plus, whether England and other nations should risk punishment for their 'OneLove' armbands in support of LGBT rights, comedian Omid Djalili's message to Rashford and co, as well as, American excitement levels ahead their Group B clash with Wales.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices