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It’s Summer 2018 and most the world’s screens are now dominated by the greatest sports spectacle on earth. If you’re rolling up, smoking, and also have a tendency to watch TV while doing so, the World Cup is pretty much unavoidable. Regardless of whether you’re a fan or not, it’s hard to avoid getting sucked into all the excitement and drama it brings.

With this week’s playlist, I’ve attempted to capture the seductiveness of soccer in just 10 tracks. All of the songs on the playlist are connected to the beautiful game in one way or another. These connections can be as loose as a tune from former player Actress, or East Man reference to former Newcastle and West Brom manager Alan Pardew. Take the playlist as an interval before the imminent semi-finals — a schooling in the esoteric sound of football anthems.

Happy toking!

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