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World Cup 2018: buildup to the first knockout matches in Russia – live!

The Tweet from Michael Nyman started me thinking. Both France and Argentina can be understood through music - well, musical theatre. The story of France in Les Miserables, modern Argentina acting as the backdrop to Evita. Are any other World Cup contenders addressed in this fashion? Has anyone ever done a World Cup of musicals, Grantland-style?

@JPHowcroft Portugal and Argentina to win and we will finally have a game of CR7 vs Messi in the world cup to tell our children/grandchildren about

The draw dictates this mega head-to-head would be in the quarterfinals, but yes, I can’t see anybody not wanting to watch that particular scene unfold.

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