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Should We Be Surprised by Portugal? | The Data Day Live | World Cup Preview: Group G and H

Our 2022 World Cup preview series concludes on The Data Day Live by taking a closer look at Groups G and H.

We were privileged to be joined by Aaron Barton, one of the fantastic writers we turn to on Opta Analyst for all things Portuguese football as he joined Matt Furniss and Graham Bell to break down their chances at the 2022 World Cup and why, even if a particularly tricky last 16 clash against Brazil or Uruguay might await, they could go far in the tournament. Also our panel were joined by Will Van De Wiel for the latest from on the ground in Qatar as well as looking at Brazil’s chances at the World Cup, with a focus on Group G.

With our 2022 World Cup preview series now complete, our eyes turn to the tournament itself where each weekday through the competition we will be going live at 0900 GMT to bring you the latest data and insights from Qatar. If you want to catch the show live, make sure you are following us on Twitter or you can also watch the show on our YouTube channel.

If you’ve missed any episodes of our preview series, then all episodes are available to listen to on catch up.

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If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United.

Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals.