This summer sees the football World Cup return. The major FIFA soccer event takes place every four years and this year will take place all over Russia. Of course, because football fever is once again back in the summer air, a flurry of sports documentaries will be released to mark the occasion. Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager is just one of many that will hit DVD shelves and stores prior to the World Cup, but we thought we’d take a look at the top three football themed sports documentaries you can view right now.
First on the list is from our homeland, England, and specifically to one of our major cities in the north west. You don’t have to be a fan of Manchester United to enjoy The Class Of ’92 – in fact, you don’t even need to be a fan of football at all to get the most from this superb documentary from five years ago. The Class Of ’92 focuses upon a group of young, home-grown football players – David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes – an details their football careers which began in a time before major online sports betting, like over at 10Bet Premier League – a time before video replays, and a time before Beckham was married to a Spice Girl.
Next on our list is One Night In Turin, a documentary which takes us to Italy back in 1990 when England came so close to securing a place in the final of that year’s world cup. This was the year of Gazza’s tears, Gary Lineker’s goals, and that brutal semi-final that saw England eliminated from the tournament by West Germany – you’ve guessed – on penalties. One Night In Turin is an absolute must for England fans and indeed fans of the beautiful game in general.
Finally, here’s a more recent film. ’89 was released in cinemas and on DVD in late 2017, gaining its title from the league winning season of 1989 where Arsenal football club managed to do the impossible – win the league in the final moments in the final game of the season. This one isn’t perhaps for fans of Liverpool F.C. as they were on the receiving end of Arsenal’s momentous achievement. This is an absolute must for Gunners the world over, and also one for those of us who may not have had as much invested in the final moments of the 1989/ 1990, and absolute proves that the game isn’t over until that final whistle blows.