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The Players' Tribune: Dreams – A World Cup Companion

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The Players' Tribune: Dreams – A World Cup Companion

The Players' Tribune: Dreams – A World Cup Companion

The Players' Tribune

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Every journey to the World Cup starts the same way — with a dream. This summer players from around the world will descend on Russia to compete for soccer’s ultimate prize, and The Players’ Tribune will spotlight both them and the dreams they are living in an expansive audio series that brings the World Cup to life via 24 exclusive interviews in 10 different languages. Some of the most talented athletes in the game will narrate their own personal journeys to Russia. With 20 of the 32 participating nations represented, this unparalleled collection is the perfect companion to this year’s World Cup. These interviews will provide listeners not only with detailed insight into the players’ lives, but also surprising clarity about what drives men from around the world to be the best.

Latest Episodes

Julian Draxler (Germany)

Julian Draxler tells the story of his journey from the factory towns of western Germany to stardom in the Bundesliga — and the joy he felt after winning the World Cup in Brazil in 2014. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 MIN2018 JUN 23
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Julian Draxler (Germany)

Tomi Juric (Australia)

Despite having been born in Sydney, Tomi Juric, whose family hails from Croatia, always felt like an outsider. He is nevertheless proud to be playing for Australia at this year’s World Cup. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27 MIN2018 JUN 23
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Tomi Juric (Australia)

Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)

Xherdan Shaqiri’s life story is one of survival and courage. He grew up in Switzerland, where his family struggled to make ends meet after immigrating from Kosovo. His love of football is surpassed only by his fierce determination to succeed — by any means necessary. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30 MIN2018 JUN 23
Comments
Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)

Ivan Rakitic (Croatia)

Ivan Rakitić has endured a lot on his journey to becoming a Croatian superstar, including fleeing from the Balkan War with his family as a child in the 1990s. Rakitić grew up in Switzerland, but — at the urging of a football legend — decided to play as an international for the team from his family’s homeland. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

17 MIN2018 JUN 23
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Ivan Rakitic (Croatia)

Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

At 6 years old, Romelu Lukaku watched as his mother watered down the milk before serving it to him. His family was officially broke. Over the next 10 years he would share shoes with his dad and shower with warm water poured from a cup. All the while he never forgot about the milk. For Romelu Lukaku, that experience signaled the moment he met his destiny. This is the story of how a poor kid became the leading goal scorer in Belgium National Team history. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33 MIN2018 JUN 17
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Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark)

Five thousand to one. Those were the odds that Las Vegas put on Leicester City winning Barclays Premier League in 2016. No phones, no tv, no internet - total blackout was Kasper Schmeichel's plan on the last day of the season when Leicester City defied all the odds and won the title. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34 MIN2018 JUN 16
Comments
Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark)

Bernardo Silva (Portugal)

When Bernardo Silva was coming up in the Benfica youth system, he was small, underweight and not as fast as some of his teammates. But he was really gifted technical player with an undying love for football; traits that in most cases don't prove to be enough to propel a player to the world stage. Bernardo's story starts with the most amazing birthday gift and ends with Pep Guardiola. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20 MIN2018 JUN 16
Comments
Bernardo Silva (Portugal)

Aron Gunnarsson (Iceland)

How does a country of only 350,000 make it not only to the Euro tournament, but to the World Cup? Aron Gunnarson shares his role in one of the most unlikely stories of the World Cup -- Iceland. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30 MIN2018 JUN 14
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Aron Gunnarsson (Iceland)

Thomas Meunier (Belgium)

How do you go from delivering mail in a very small town in Belgium to becoming a star right back and winger for the Belgian national team in 3 years? This is the story of Thomas Meunier. We all know about the superstars of the World Cup but some of the players participating in the 2018 tournament truly come from nowhere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27 MIN2018 JUN 13
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Thomas Meunier (Belgium)

Emil Forsberg (Sweden - Swedish Language Interview)

Emil Forsberg shares his personal journey to the world cup. Please note that this interview is conducted in Swedish. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37 MIN2018 JUN 10
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Emil Forsberg (Sweden - Swedish Language Interview)

Latest Episodes

Julian Draxler (Germany)

Julian Draxler tells the story of his journey from the factory towns of western Germany to stardom in the Bundesliga — and the joy he felt after winning the World Cup in Brazil in 2014. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 MIN2018 JUN 23
Comments
Julian Draxler (Germany)

Tomi Juric (Australia)

Despite having been born in Sydney, Tomi Juric, whose family hails from Croatia, always felt like an outsider. He is nevertheless proud to be playing for Australia at this year’s World Cup. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27 MIN2018 JUN 23
Comments
Tomi Juric (Australia)

Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)

Xherdan Shaqiri’s life story is one of survival and courage. He grew up in Switzerland, where his family struggled to make ends meet after immigrating from Kosovo. His love of football is surpassed only by his fierce determination to succeed — by any means necessary. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30 MIN2018 JUN 23
Comments
Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)

Ivan Rakitic (Croatia)

Ivan Rakitić has endured a lot on his journey to becoming a Croatian superstar, including fleeing from the Balkan War with his family as a child in the 1990s. Rakitić grew up in Switzerland, but — at the urging of a football legend — decided to play as an international for the team from his family’s homeland. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

17 MIN2018 JUN 23
Comments
Ivan Rakitic (Croatia)

Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

At 6 years old, Romelu Lukaku watched as his mother watered down the milk before serving it to him. His family was officially broke. Over the next 10 years he would share shoes with his dad and shower with warm water poured from a cup. All the while he never forgot about the milk. For Romelu Lukaku, that experience signaled the moment he met his destiny. This is the story of how a poor kid became the leading goal scorer in Belgium National Team history. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33 MIN2018 JUN 17
Comments
Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark)

Five thousand to one. Those were the odds that Las Vegas put on Leicester City winning Barclays Premier League in 2016. No phones, no tv, no internet - total blackout was Kasper Schmeichel's plan on the last day of the season when Leicester City defied all the odds and won the title. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34 MIN2018 JUN 16
Comments
Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark)

Bernardo Silva (Portugal)

When Bernardo Silva was coming up in the Benfica youth system, he was small, underweight and not as fast as some of his teammates. But he was really gifted technical player with an undying love for football; traits that in most cases don't prove to be enough to propel a player to the world stage. Bernardo's story starts with the most amazing birthday gift and ends with Pep Guardiola. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20 MIN2018 JUN 16
Comments
Bernardo Silva (Portugal)

Aron Gunnarsson (Iceland)

How does a country of only 350,000 make it not only to the Euro tournament, but to the World Cup? Aron Gunnarson shares his role in one of the most unlikely stories of the World Cup -- Iceland. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30 MIN2018 JUN 14
Comments
Aron Gunnarsson (Iceland)

Thomas Meunier (Belgium)

How do you go from delivering mail in a very small town in Belgium to becoming a star right back and winger for the Belgian national team in 3 years? This is the story of Thomas Meunier. We all know about the superstars of the World Cup but some of the players participating in the 2018 tournament truly come from nowhere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27 MIN2018 JUN 13
Comments
Thomas Meunier (Belgium)

Emil Forsberg (Sweden - Swedish Language Interview)

Emil Forsberg shares his personal journey to the world cup. Please note that this interview is conducted in Swedish. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37 MIN2018 JUN 10
Comments
Emil Forsberg (Sweden - Swedish Language Interview)
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