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As a widely-criticised winter World Cup approaches, The Athletic's Adam Hurrey is joined by James Maw and Jack Pitt-Brooke to dream up a Perfect World Cup, composed of the best individual elements from the tournament's history.

From the complex concept of the "dark horses" to optimum TV kick-off times, the greatest kits, the textbook controversies, the most rightful hosts and the ideal World Cup final winning goal....this is the Perfect World Cup.

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