Late-night host John Oliver delivers clever anti-World Cup rant

John Oliver on the set of Last Week Tonight. (YouTube screen grab)

John Oliver on the set of Last Week Tonight. (YouTube screen grab)

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, Last Updated: 11:36 PM ET

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


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