FIFA: The Beautiful Century (2005)

Genres - Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Sports  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |  
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In this documentary from the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), 100 years of soccer is explored from an international perspective. From the very first official match in 1904 to soccer matches beamed across the globe in 2004, the changes to the game, including the growth of youth and woman leagues, show a sport evolving along with the society that propels it. In 1930 the World Cup was created in order to allow the best soccer players on the planet to go toe-to-toe regardless of borders, now through interviews with such legendary players as Pele, Ronaldo, and Maradona, the story of this remarkable game comes alive for all to see.

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archival-footage, retrospective, roots [origins], soccer, sports history, sports-highlights, world-cup