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Jan. 13, 2023

#76: There’s A New “Mister” In Town

On Episode 76, host Danny Pinto is joined by Ritwik Sarkar of “Breaking The Lines” to discuss the hiring of Roberto Martinez as the Seleção’s next manager. Danny and Ritwik discuss Roberto Martinez’s 6.5 years as Belgium’s ma...

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Dec. 31, 2022

#75: CR7 Ca$hes In (or Out), Obrigado “Mister”, & Adeus Pele

On Episode 75, host Danny Pinto is joined by Tom Kundert and Nathan Motz from PortuGOAL.net. The trio discuss Cristiano Ronaldo's to Saudi Arabia and their disappointment in the move, the end of the Fernando Santos era and w...

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Dec. 12, 2022

#74: End of an Era?

On Episode 74, host Danny Pinto is joined by Matthew Marshall of PortuGOAL.net, reporting from the World Cup in Qatar. Danny and Matthew review Portugal's disappointing 1-0 quarterfinal loss to Morocco, what the exit could me...

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Dec. 9, 2022

#73: World Cup - Portugal Routs the Swiss in R16; Awaits Morocco in Q…

On Episode 73, host Danny Pinto is joined by Eric Krakauer, as they review Portugal's dominating 6-1 victory over Switzerland in the R16. Danny and Eric also discuss the prolific attacking style Portugal displayed in their v...

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Dec. 3, 2022

#72: World Cup - Portugal Wins Group H & Preview of R16 Match v. Swit…

On Episode 72, host Danny Pinto is joined by Alex Gonçalves of TugaScout.com, they review Portugal's qualification into the Round of 16 by winning Group H, the manner in which they did it, some praise for Fernando Santos (!!!...

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Nov. 30, 2022

#71: Derek Rae of FOX Sports, the 2022 FIFA World Cup, & Voice of FIF…

On Episode 71, host Danny Pinto is honored to welcome international football commentator Derek Rae to the podcast. Derek is working with FOX Sports on their coverage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup for the United States audience,...

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Nov. 25, 2022

#70: World Cup - Ghana Review/Uruguay Preview

On Episode 70, host Danny Pinto is joined by Eric Krakauer, play-by-play voice of Charlotte FC, as they look back on Portugal’s 3-2 victory over Ghana in the Seleção’s first group match at the 2022 World Cup, while also previ...

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Nov. 19, 2022

#69: Portugal World Cup Preview with Zach Lowy of "Breaking the Lines"

On Episode 69, host Danny Pinto is joined by Zach Lowy of "Breaking the Lines", as they discussed: Cristiano Ronaldo's interview with Piers Morgan Portugal's roster for the World Cup The Seleção's chances in Qatar Help Danny ...

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Nov. 11, 2022

#68: World Cup Roster Review

On Episode 68, host Danny Pinto gives his thoughts on the Portugal squad Fernando Santos has called up and tasked with winning the Seleção’s first World Cup. Help Danny Pinto and The Seleção Podcast raise money to raise aware...

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Sept. 28, 2022

#67: When is Enough Enough?

On Episode 67, Danny Pinto is joined by Matthew Marshall of PortuGOAL.net, who was in attendance covering Portugal's 1-0 group-deciding Nations League loss to Spain in Braga. Danny and Matthew discussed, among other things: ...

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Sept. 21, 2022

#66: Dress Rehearsal for Qatar?

On Episode 66, host Danny Pinto is joined by PortuGOAL founder, Tom Kundert. Danny and Tom discuss Rafa Silva’s surprise retirement from the Seleção, Portugal’s roster for the final two matches of Nations League group play, a...

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Sept. 12, 2022

Special Edition: Directors of the "El Caso Figo" Netflix Documentary …

On this Special Edition of "The Seleção Podcast", host Danny Pinto is joined by David Tryhorn and Ben Nicholas, the directors of the Luis Figo Netflix documentary: "El Caso Figo/The Figo Affair". www.selecaopod.com Twitter....

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Sept. 5, 2022

#65: Review of the 2022 Summer Transfer Window

On Episode 65, host Danny Pinto is joined by Sean Gillen of PortuGOAL.net as they discuss all the comings and goings of the 2022 Summer Transfer Window involving Seleção players. Danny and Sean discussed: Cristiano Ronaldo st...

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June 12, 2022

#64: Live Reaction Pod - Switzerland beats Portugal 1-0

Live Reaction Pod - Host Danny Pinto hosts a live reaction podcast on YouTube and Twitter following the Seleção's 1-0 loss to Switzerland on MatchDay 4 of Group A2 play of the Nations League. Bruno Fernandes was discussed lo...

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June 4, 2022

#63: A Preview of Portugal v. Switzerland w/Craig King

On Episode 63, host Danny Pinto is joined by Craig King ( @FootballSwissEN ) as they preview the upcoming Portugal-Switzerland match from the Swiss perspective, including who Seleção supporters should be focused on from the S...

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June 3, 2022

#62: The Seleção Escape Spain with a Draw

On Episode 62, host Danny Pinto is joined by Eric "The Portuguese Hammer" Vieira ( @HammerEV ) as they look back at Portugal's 1-1 draw away to Spain in the opening group match of the Nations League. Danny and Eric …

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May 29, 2022

#61: Portugal and Spain Kick Off Nations League

On Episode 61, host Danny Pinto previews the opening match of the Nations League versus Spain with Alan Feelehy (@azulfeelehy) of Football España (@footballespana_) and Nathan Motz (@nathanmotz) of PortuGOAL.net Danny and Ala...

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April 2, 2022

#60: 2022 World Cup Draw Review

On Episode 60, host Danny Pinto is joined by Tom Kundert of PortuGOAL.net, as they Take a look back at the Seleção's road to Qatar via the playoff Analyze Portugal's World Cup Draw Discuss what the Seleção needs to do …

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March 30, 2022

#59: Relief and Redemption

World Cup Bound!!! On Episode 59, host Danny Pinto is joined by Marc Lewis (@MarcLewisEU), a football commentator for ESPN, as they reviewed Portugal's 2-0 victory over North Macedonia that clinched the Seleção's place in Qa...

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March 27, 2022

#58: Get To Know Macedonia

On Episode 58, host Danny Pinto is joined by Filip Mishov (@fmishov), a freelance sports journalist from Macedonia, to preview the World Cup Playoff Final between Portugal and North Macedonia taking place on March 29 at the D...

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March 27, 2022

#57: One Down, One To Go

On Episode 57, host Danny Pinto is joined by Nathan Motz of PortuGOAL.net, as they take a look back at Portugal's 3-1 victory against Turkey in their World Cup Playoff Semifinal match at the Dragão. Danny and Nathan also disc...

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March 21, 2022

#56: "Do or Die" for Portugal

On Episode 56, host Danny Pinto is joined by Alex Gonçalves (@aljeeves) of TugaScout.com (@TugaScoutPT) to analyze the call ups for Portugal's World Cup playoff, including their thoughts on those unavailable due to injury and...

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March 21, 2022

#55: Portugal-Turkey Preview w/Alex Barker

On Episode 55, host Danny Pinto is joined by European Football journalist Alex Barker (@EUROExpert_) to preview the World Cup playoff semifinal between Portugal and Turkey. Alex provides a look at the players and matchups the...

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March 19, 2022

Special Edition: 2022 IPMA Nominee - Magïn

On this special edition of the podcast, host Danny Pinto is joined by Brian Nunes Magina (AKA - Magïn), a 2022 International Portuguese Music Award nominee in the Rap/Hip-Hop category for his song "Cala Boca". Danny and Magïn...

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