On October 21, Player will debut a new documentary about the controversy surrounding the organization of the FIFA World Cup. The “Soccer World Cup for Sale” by acclaimed directors Daniel DiMauro and Morgan Pehme (“I need Roger Stone,” “The Swamp”) shows up close how major football competitions have been sold for the highest price. The two-part documentary will be available in the “Eurosport + Player” package.
There have been rumors for many years that the organization of the soccer world championship was inherently associated with bribes, corruption, global politics and behind-the-scenes deals. The climax of this story came when Qatar was announced as the organizer of the XXII World Cup 2022 – an extremely rich desert country that does not have world-class stadiums, and its citizens are not passionate about football .. The authors of the document “Soccer World Cup for Sale” we managed to reach people who know the scandal from the inside and show the truth behind this controversial decision. The result was an almost Shakespearean tale of money, power and corruption involving several top international officials.
The voice in the film is taken, among others, by an informant from the Qatari organizing committee, football personalities including Juergen Klinsmann and Landon Donovan, as well as Sepp Blatter himself, former FIFA president. The material also features investigative journalists from The Sunday Times, Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert, who investigated the case and provided sensational material that allowed them to discover corruption at the heart of FIFA. The creators also reached the FBI and IRS (American Tax Office) investigators, whose task was to reveal crimes and sports scams. – “Soccer World Cup for Sale” is a suspenseful documentary that explores the backstage of one of the biggest scandals in the world of sport. I am very happy that we can show this story in Player – says Maciej Gozdowski, managing director of player.pl.
The two-part documentary “Football World Cup for Sale” will be available in Poland only on the player.pl platform – from Thursday, October 21 in the “Eurosport + Player” package.
About the “Eurosport + Player” package
Eurosport in Player is the best entertainment and great sports emotions in one place. At the end of June, TVN Group Discovery extended its offer with the resources of Eurosport. As a result, users have the opportunity to watch the most important sports events combined with a huge library of the best movies and series, popular Player Original titles, entertainment and educational programs, news, lifestyle, automotive and children’s content.
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