Amid the bubbling excitement surrounding Thursday's opening World Cup match comes an excellent rant from a late-night talk show host.
John Oliver, a Daily Show alumnus whose new show Last Week Tonight debuted on HBO in late April, went to town on a number of underlying Cup-related issues on Sunday.
Most talking points veered back to FIFA's history of corruption, but he manages to fit in an appropriate amount of comedy in the 13-minute monologue.
Here's a few topics the intelligent British comedian covers:
- Our obsession with global star David Beckham
- The absurdity of Qatar hosting the 2022 Cup
- FIFA's awful approach to promoting women's soccer