Football’s Greatest Moments
RETURN TO TURIN: ITALIA '90 - Monday 28 May, 9pm
Italia ’90 was one of the most popular events in television history watched by an estimated 27 million viewers. Thanks to Luciano Pavarotti’s rendition of ‘Nessun Dorma’ and the superb footballing stages of Rome, Milan, Naples and Turin, it became known as ‘The Beautiful Tournament’.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS: FRANCE '98 - Tuesday 29 May, 9pm
The story of three of the most popular and most feted names in football, (Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, and Ronaldo) who, at the World Cup tournament in France ‘98, came of age in very contrasting ways.
PELE, ARGENTINA & THE DICTATORS - Wednesday 30 May, 9pm
In 1970, in Mexico, the greatest national team ever to take the field, Brazil – coached by the indomitable Mario Zagallo, and replete with the sublime footballing talents of Pele, Jairzinho, Rivelino, Gerson and Tostao – was on a mission to expunge the humiliation of their exit from the group stage in World Cup 1966.
7 GOALS THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD - Thursday 31 May, 9pm
8th July, 2014, will forever be Brazil’s footballing ‘day of infamy’ – the day when, in their own World Cup, in their greatest stadium, the Brazilian national team was expected to fulfil its destiny and advance to the final against their greatest rivals, Argentina.
Bring Me The Head Of Diego Maradona - Friday 1 June, 9pm
For some, simply the greatest, the most sublime footballing talent, the world has ever seen – for others, the epitome of everything that’s rotten in the game; Diego Armando Maradona divides opinion like no other.