Sixteen nations – but only eight can advance. It’s a cruel game. No matter the quality of play, in the Pop World Cup there must be winners and there must be losers. Peter Baran joins Roger Bozack via ISDN linkup to take a look at the teams that didn’t have quite enough to push through to the quarterfinals. As a special treat Baran gives us a listen to the side he would have fielded had his American team been able to get there, “Didn’t It Rain” by Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Marie Knight.

Produced by Elisha Sessions