Episode 537 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Group Effed) [NFSW]

Episode 537 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Group Effed) [NFSW]

We’re back with another packed show of Canadian national team and World Cup chat.

After the promise and excitement of the Belgium game and the raised expectations that came with that excellent performance, Canada crashed and burned at the World Cup in their second match against Croatia and have been eliminated with one group game remaining.

There’s a lot to be proud of from a team that wasn’t supposed to be in Qatar, rose in the rankings at a phenomenal pace, and ignited a whole new interest in and respect for the Canadian men’s national team. They deserved to be there and they showed they belonged, performing tremendously in three of the four halves of football they’ve played so far. But there’s also rightful criticism that can be levelled at the team for their team selection, tactics, and questionable off field decisions.

We delve into all of that and a lot more and pose the question, what now for Canada? Not just in their one remaining match in Qatar but as they move forward and build, both on and off the pitch, heading into 2026.

Plus we look back at all of the action so far in Qatar as the second round of group games come to a close and chat about some of the main talking points making the headlines.

Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

01.30: Intro
04.05: Canada eliminated after Croatia loss
29.43: Supporter and media postgame takes
47.52: What now for Canada now and heading into 2026?
71.35: The 2022 World Cup – Groups A and B recaps
84.35: Wavelength – Kunt and the Gang – Let’s Have A Wank For England
89.40: The 2022 World Cup – Groups C, D, and E recaps
102.00: The 2022 World Cup – Groups G and H recaps

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Authored by: Michael McColl

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