The Christ the Redeemer Statue overlooks the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, where the 2014 World Cup champion will be crowned.
Felipe Dana/AP
By The SI Staff
June 09, 2014

You've waited. Patiently. And then you waited some more. Well, wait no longer. The SI Soccer Podcast is back. 

Along with our new-look Planet Futbol is the triumphant return of our podcast, with the World Cup certainly a worthy occasion of such a comeback. Listen along as host Richard Deitsch, SI Soccer writers Grant Wahl and Brian Straus (now on site in Brazil) and SI Soccer producer Avi Creditor break down the World Cup group-by-group, make fearless predictions and cover all things World Cup from Algeria to Uruguay. 

2014 WORLD CUP GROUP PREVIEWS: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H

Without further ado, the glorious return of the SI Soccer Podcast -- Planet Futbol 2014 World Cup Preview Edition (Disclaimer: This was recorded prior to Franck Ribery and Marco Reus being ruled out for the tournament):

GALLERY: The scene in Brazil for the World Cup

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