14 Soccer Films You Can Stream to Ease Your World Cup Withdrawal
It’ll be four more years before we’ll see the world’s greatest teams face off (next time under Vladimir Putin’s icy watch). That’s a long time. So, if you’re not quite ready to let go of your fútbol dependency, here are a few fantastic soccer flicks to make the weaning process a little less painful.
(Note: This article has been adapted from a previous streaming guide and updated with more soccer movies.)
The year is 2002, and the World Cup has run its course, whittling the tournament down to a final match between Brazil and Germany. (Sound almost familiar?) While people all over the world file into Japan’s stadium to watch the match live, filmmaker Gerardo Olivares imagines the competition from the eyes of more far-flung spectators.
That is, three soccer-loving groups who don’t often find themselves in the company of television sets: a family of Mongolian nomads, the Amazon Indians, and the Tuaregs of the Sahara. Each community goes through great lengths to watch the final match and — in the process — demonstrates how precious information can be in the underdeveloped world.