Watch 30 for 30: Soccer Stories

30 for 30: Soccer Stories is a sports documentary program that often skews in the biography genre. The series offers an intense look at the various events surround the history of soccer. Whether the situation is an intense rivalry, big transfer, legendary player, or even protecting a trophy from falling into Nazi hands, the series puts viewers front and center with the people that made it happen and asks difficult thought provoking questions. Few sports in the world have as long a history as soccer, and the series provides fans of the game several interesting perspectives on a sport they thought they knew well.

ESPN
1 Season, 9 Episodes
April 15, 2014
Sports
7.4/10
Cast: Ray Van Ness III
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30 for 30: Soccer Stories Full Episode Guide

  • Two Argentinian World Cup champions are recruited to play in the English Premier League just as British troops descend on the Falkland Islands.

  • During the 1950 World Cup, Uruguay shocked the sports world by scoring the winning goal against celebrated Brazilian goalkeeper Moacir Barbosa.

  • After being stolen and recovered numerous times over the years, soccer's coveted Jules Rimet Trophy was purloined again in 1983 and remains missing.

  • Honored in Brazil as one of the best and most beloved soccer players ever, ManĂ© Garrincha triumphed on the field despite spinal and leg deformities.

  • Amid the jubilation of Ireland's 1994 opening World Cup match against Italy, six men were gunned down in a Northern Irish pub while watching the game.

  • This evocative, operatic portrait of Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona reveals his inner complexity and contradictions and celebrates his passion.

  • After a coup in 1973, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet transformed Santiago's National Stadium into a concentration camp for political dissenters.

  • During a 1989 FA Cup semifinal match at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, a tragedy claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans.

  • The acclaimed sports documentary series turns its focus to soccer, spotlighting memorable stories and players from different countries and eras.

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