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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: The good, the bad, and the ugly!

Ep. 408

With the World Cup in Qatar now just a memory, our very own Sebastian Bacon and Simon O’Regan got together to reflect on Simon’s experiences in Qatar, his thoughts on the event, and much more.

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Yes, the World Cup ended on December 18th, 2022 and yes, we’re releasing this slightly late (blame producer Cole), but we believe that our very own Simon O’Regan’s experiences in Qatar during the World Cup are worth sharing amongst the Villa and general football fan base, so here we are.

We hope you all enjoy something different and non-Villa related from our team and as always, Up The Villa!


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Sebastian Bacon: @SebastianBacon8

Simon O’Regan: @SiORegan


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