Diplomatic Manoeuvres – From The Pages Of Podcast

What Russia’s World Cup stadiums say about Vladimir Putin’s government.

In Episode One Hundred and Thirty Five, we feature “Diplomatic Manoeuvres” by Luke Connelly, first published in Issue Five of The Squall, in September 2020. Find the link to listen to the article and subscribe to our podcast below.

While you listen, test your World Cup host nation knowledge and name the last 64 cities to have staged a World Cup match in our quiz below.

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Try these quizzes too:

Can you name every team Robert Lewandowski scored against in 2019-20?

Can you name the Italy 1 France 1 (World Cup 2006) starting lineups?

Can you name the Barcelona 5 Real Madrid 0 (2010-11) lineups?

Can you name these 46 football families?


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