sppodsmOn this edition of the SportsPolitik World Cup Talk podcast, Lee and GC spend a great deal of time breaking down the Saturday 6/14 games. We talk about the remarkable Italy-England game, and discuss the brilliance of Pirlo, the precociousness of Balotelli, the solid play of the English, and the heat in Manaus. A lot of time is also spent in rapturous celebration of all things Andrea Pirlo. We then switch to Costa Rica’s shocking upset of Uruguay, and marvel at the Ticos’ ability to take over the game in the second half, the sad sunset of Diego Forlan, and the trouble that Uruguay’s back four are in against their remaining opponents. Also discussed are Ivory Coast’s triumph and Colombia’s impressive win over a stuttering Grecian offense. Finally, we talk about the brilliance of the goal festival that is World Cup 2014, and the things we’re looking forward to in the Sunday games.