The players and fans are now descending upon Qatar in preparation for the world's biggest singular sports tournament and Edge of the Crowd is here to bring you all of the action.

Stuart Kavanagh and Callum Logie will be bringing you all of the Australian news and analysis from the World Cup as they look across every one of the 64 matches between now and the final in just a few weeks.

In episode one of the podcasts the team goes through all of the squads looking at the big names playing and the ones not playing. This leads to a conversation about each of the groups and pointing out a must-watch game from each of the eight groups.

Of course, with the world cup being in Qatar there is no escaping the controversy around the Middle-East nation being awarded the tournament. Thousands have died to put this tournament on as well as the Qatar government's treatment of the LGBT community. Kieran and Callum certainly don't hold back when criticising the tournaments hosts.

That is all before a discussion importantly about the Australian side and just how far they could go in this tournament. If Australia can manage a win against France or Denmark there is a good chance they make the last 16 but that will be a big ask.

The advantage the Aussies do have is the weather in Qatar which while not scorching will certainly be hot. The current predictions have the weather in the 30s which should advantage the Australians who grew up playing in similar heat.

Callum and Stuey finish by looking at the big questions of the tournament like who is going to win the overall tournament. Looking at who will win the golden boot and who will take home the player of the tournament trophy.

The Australian World Cup Podcast is certainly one to keep an eye on with some massive guests lined up over the next few weeks as well as some of the best analyses you will find coming out of Australia.

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