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Kicks for Free

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Hindustan Times - HT Smartcast



This is a podcast where Dhiman Sarkar and Vivek Krishnan of the Hindustan Times sports desk talk about the beautiful game. From transfers to tournaments, their discussions will cover what matters in football, in India and abroad. So, join them every week on Kicks For Free, if football is a matter of life and death -- or more -- for you. This is a Hindustan Times production brought to you by HT Smartcast. 

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Available Episodes

22:42
FIFA World Cup: Brazil, Portugal advance to Round of 16
EPISODE 53
29 Nov 2022

In this episode, hosts Vivek Krishnan and Dhiman Sarkar discuss why defensive midfielder Casemiro is so integral to the way Brazil plays. Read more

29 Nov23 MINS
18:01
FIFA World Cup: Substitutes shine in Spain vs Germany
EPISODE 52
28 Nov 2022

In this episode, hosts Vivek Krishnan and Dhiman Sarkar discuss the 1-1 draw between Spain and Germany and why this is Brazil's chance to show they are not overdependent on Neymar. Read more

28 Nov18 MINS
20:28
Messi magic rescues Argentina
EPISODE 51
27 Nov 2022

We discuss individual brilliance from Lionel Messi for Argentina and Kylian Mbappe for France. Read more

27 Nov20 MINS
18:55
FIFA World Cup: Argentina face must-win clash against Mexico
EPISODE 50
26 Nov 2022

After a loss to Saudi Arabia, Argentina will seek all three points in their second game. Can Messi & Co deliver? Read more

26 Nov19 MINS
22:41
FIFA World Cup: Germany stumble, Spain cruise
EPISODE 49
24 Nov 2022

In this episode, hosts Vivek Krishan and Dhiman Sarkar talk about how the Germans may be heading for another early exit after a defeat to Japan and how Spain has set a marker with ... Read more

24 Nov23 MINS
20:46
Argentina get Saudi shock, France overcome Australia
EPISODE 48
23 Nov 2022

In this episode hosts Vivek Krishnan and Dhiman Sarkar talk about the initial games where Argentina went wrong in their loss to Saudi Arabia and what Giroud brings to the table for ... Read more

23 Nov21 MINS
19:04
The opening night of the 2022 FIFA World Cup
EPISODE 47
21 Nov 2022

Tune in to this episode to know why hosts Qatar may have been overawed by the occasion in the opener against Ecuador. Read more

21 Nov19 MINS
23:50
FIFA World Cup: Time for football to take centre stage
EPISODE 46
20 Nov 2022

We look ahead to the opening game of the World Cup between Qatar and Ecuador. We also discuss FIFA chief Gianni Infantino's explosive press conference on the eve of the World Cup Read more

20 Nov24 MINS
22:07
FIFA World Cup 2022: What to expect in Qatar
EPISODE 45
17 Nov 2022

In the first episode of Season 2, hosts Vivek Krishnan & Dhiman Sarkar look at why France may find it difficult to retain the World Cup and why the Brazilians seem to have the ... Read more

17 Nov22 MINS
01:04
Are you ready for the Kick Off ? | Season 2 Trailer
EPISODE 44
15 Nov 2022

Let’s kick off this season head-to-head with the FIFA World cup 2022. Tune in so that you’re prepped upright and up to speed with headlines on and off the pitch before all the big ... Read more

15 Nov1 MINS
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