Just one more weekend of soccer scandal for you footie fanatics.Then we can all move on and enjoy the beautiful game – 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Go Canada!
While rival drug cartels warred in the streets, the Columbian national soccer team took a rapid rise to glory, with Andres Escobar its inspirational captain. Meanwhile the infamous drug baron, Pablo Escobar, pioneered “Narco-soccer”. After a mistake by Andres led to a loss at the 1994 World Cup, less than ten days later he was gunned down outside a bar, a tragedy documented in this thriller about the intersection of crime and sport.
The rise and fall of the New York Cosmos, America’s first great soccer team, and its larger-than-life superstar, Pele. The Cosmos kicked off America’s first love affair with the world’s most popular sport in the 1970s.