In the era of Peak TV, there’s certainly no shortage of things
watch binge, but one show that might be worth your time is this new one from Amazon Prime called ‘This is Football’.
I hadn’t heard of it before, but the trailer, which was actually released last week, caught my attention thanks frequent glimpses of a certain May night from 2012 in Munich. There’s Robbie D, Didier, FloMo, Bayern’s despair, and Cech making the save on Schweinsteiger’s penalty! Moments seared into our memories, and into football history.
The series will consist of six 60-minute episodes. As per the official press release, they will feature:
Redemption — football’s uplifting role in rebuilding the soul of Rwanda after the genocide
Belief — the inspirational rise of women’s football and two teams who gave everything to make it happen
Chance — the agony and the ecstasy of the fates that humble champions and keep every fan believing in the impossible
Love — four stories from every corner of the earth where the love of the game transcends adversity
Pride — how Iceland’s football Vikings take on the world and give every underdog hope
Wonder — unlocking the secrets of Lionel Messi’s genius and the global delight of watching him play
I’m assuming the Chelsea bit will be in the ‘Chance’ episode. Written in the stars, and all that.
The series drops on August 2, “in over 200” countries, on Amazon Prime.