History of Football on HISTORY

5 shows that hit the target

From compelling documentaries to heated debates, History Of Football continues on HISTORY®

Fill your boots with more unmissable shows about the beautiful game

History Of Football, continues Friday 1 June, HISTORY® (CH 270). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > HISTORY

This summer’s World Cup is edging closer to kick-off (yes, we’re counting the seconds) so what better way to whet your appetite than by tuning into HISTORY® for its global television event History Of Football?

 

This two-week channel takeover is a celebration of the beautiful game in all its magnificent, chest-beating, tear-streaked glory. With shows on 24/7 until Sunday 10 June – including new and exclusive documentaries, unmissable interviews and official World Cup films – it’s the perfect way to get in the mood for this summer’s tournament in Russia.

This fantastic footballing jamboree continues this week, but what should you be keeping an eye out for? With so much on we thought we’d give you a helping hand by picking five shows that are definitely worthy of your attention…

 

1. One Night In Turin

Paul Gascoigne playing for England against Cameroon at the 1990 FIFA World Cup

Saturday 2 June, 11pm, HISTORY® (CH 270). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > HISTORY

Narrated by Gary Oldman, this must-watch documentary film takes a closer look at England’s run to the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup in Italy. The national team’s reputation was at a low ebb heading into the tournament, so find out how the Three Lions got the public back onside thanks to their dramatic passage into the last four.

 

2. FIFA Films Presents: France 1998

Sunday 3 June, 11am, HISTORY® (CH 270). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > HISTORY

Take a trip (or should that be a mazy dribble?) down memory lane with this official FIFA film of the 1998 World Cup in France. Zinédine Zidane’s heroics, that goal from Dennis Bergkamp, David Beckham’s infamous red card against Argentina… it’s all covered by this in-depth look at one of the most remarkable World Cup tournaments in living memory.

 

3. Bring Me The Head Of Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona leading Argentina out against Cameroon at the 1990 FIFA World Cup

Sunday 3 June, 9pm, HISTORY® (CH 270). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > HISTORY

Buenos Aires’ most controversial son divides opinion like no other footballer, and his topsy-turvy career that reads like a lost Shakespeare play. Discover more about the life and times of Argentinian icon Diego Armando Maradona by checking out this fascinating profile of the man himself.

 

4. FIFA Top 20 World Cup Moments

Monday 4 June, 2pm, HISTORY® (CH 270). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > HISTORY

The World Cup has had more than its share of OMG moments, but what makes the definitive list? From stunning goals to mesmerising matches, this hour-long programme will showcase the best of the best. You won’t be disappointed.

 

5. Ronaldo Vs Messi: Head To Head

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo playing against Barcelona's Lionel Messi

Thursday 7 June, 11pm, HISTORY® (CH 270). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > HISTORY

If you and your mates haven’t argued long into the night about who is the better player out of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, can you even call yourself a football fan? Now, an expert panel of judges are ready to debate who they think rules the modern game. Just don’t get upset if you disagree with them…

 

Want more History Of Football? Read our exclusive interview with England’s Italia 90 legends Terry Butcher and Paul Parker here.

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