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FIFA's Dirty Secrets

FIFA's Dirty Secrets "FIFA's Dirty Secrets" is an episode of the BBC documentary series Panorama which was broadcast on 29 November 2010. The half-hour programme saw investigative journalist Andrew Jennings look into allegations of corruption with FIFA, the world's governing body of association football. Within the programme he alleged that three members of FIFA's executive committee had been given bribes by International Sports and Leisure, a marketing partner of FIFA.

The three men - Nicolas Leoz, Issa Hayatou and Ricardo Teixeira - were reportedly involved with a sports marketing firm responsible for broadcasting rights and took money from them.

Jennings further alleged that a fourth current official has been involved in ticket touting. Both of these matters had not been properly investigated by Sepp Blatter, the President of FIFA. It also made a series of claims about the bidding process for hosting the FIFA World Cup.

Liverpool - One Night In May

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Liverpool - One Night In May This documentary from 2005 is the first of a series entitled "Sport Matters", that relives The Champions League Final on 25th May 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey: Liverpool V AC Milan, in all its glory through the eyes of a string of supporters, players, ex-players and footage from the ground, pubs in Liverpool and the square in Milan where thousands of AC fans gathered to watch the game on a big screen.

Milan were regarded as favourites before the match and took the lead within the first minute through captain Paolo Maldini. Milan striker Hernán Crespo added two more goals before half-time to make it 3–0.

In the second half Liverpool launched a comeback and scored three goals in a dramatic six-minute spell to level the scores at 3–3, with goals from Steven Gerrard, Vladimír Šmicer and Xabi Alonso. The scores remained the same during extra time, and a penalty shoot-out was required to decide the champions.

15 Minutes That Shook the World

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15 Minutes That Shook the World "15 Minutes That Shook The World" from 2009. Find out what really happened in the dressing room during that half time!! Investigative journalist Alan Wacker (Andrew 'Scully' Schofield) arrives in Liverpool to unravel the truth behind the 2005 Champions League final fight back in Istanbul. .

What he discovers reveals an hysterical world exclusive half time look inside the Liverpool dressing room. Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher & Didi Hamann (Played by themselves) need inspiration from somewhere.

It duly arrives in the form of Rafa Benitez played by Neil Fitzmaurice (Phoenix nights - The Peep show) who even rallies his troops with a song. If you still can't believe how Liverpool won the trophy then watch this...and you'll be even more baffled.

Legends of Football - Diego Armando Maradona

Legends of Football - Diego Armando Maradona Documentary about Diego Armando Maradona from the 80's. Maradona was born in Lanús, but raised in Villa Fiorito, a shantytown on the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires, to a poor family that had moved from Corrientes Province.

He was the first son after three daughters. He has two younger brothers, Hugo and Raúl, both of whom were also professional football players. Maradona has Italian, Croatian and indigenous ancestry.

At age 10, Maradona was spotted by a talent scout while he was playing in his neighborhood club Estrella Roja. He became a staple of Los Cebollitas (The Little Onions), the junior team of Buenos Aires's Argentinos Juniors.

Maradona by Kusturica

Maradona by Kusturica Maradona by Kusturica is a 2008 documentary on the life of Argentine footballer Diego Maradona, directed by the award-winning Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica. The documentary premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2008.

Renowned director Emir Kusturica directs a celebration of the extraordinary history and phoenix-like resurrection of Diego Maradona: sporting hero, people’s champion, fallen idol and inspiration to millions.

Enjoying unprecedented access to the man himself, as well as to extensive archives, Kusturica takes the audience on an intimate whirlwind tour of places and people closest to this god of football.

Ole - Gunning For Glory

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Ole - Gunning For Glory Documentary from 2011 following United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in his first year as manager of Molde FK.

On 9 November 2010, Solskjær signed a four-year contract with the Norwegian side Molde FK to take over as manager, where he played prior to moving to Manchester United. Solskjær continued as Manchester United Reserves manager until January 2011, when he took over at Molde for the start of the new season.

On 30 October 2011, Solskjær won the Tippeliga with Molde in his first year as manager for the team. Ole has transformed his home team into Champions of Norway for the first time in 100 years.

History Of Football – The Beautiful Game - Futures

History Of Football – The Beautiful Game This documentary “History of Football – The Beautiful Game” consists of a whole season comprising of 13 episodes, first aired in the year 2001. Each episode is a fifty two minutes long documentary.

Written by Hereward Pelling, it encloses the footages, the passion, excitement, great goals and interviews with the icons like Pele, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and many more other legends of football and asks about their achievement in this beautiful game.

What does the future hold for football? Will it remain the dominant sport? This episode looks at the continued growth in countries such as China, India, the Middle East, Korea and Japan, all hugely populated areas with a hunger for football.

History Of Football – The Beautiful Game - A Game For All

History Of Football – The Beautiful Game This documentary “History of Football – The Beautiful Game” consists of a whole season comprising of 13 episodes, first aired in the year 2001. Each episode is a fifty two minutes long documentary.

Written by Hereward Pelling, it encloses the footages, the passion, excitement, great goals and interviews with the icons like Pele, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and many more other legends of football and asks about their achievement in this beautiful game.

This episode if more about the history of FIFA than anything else, covering its inception 1904. It looks at the rule of Jules Rimet as president from 1921 until 1962 and the reign of Stanley Rous until replaced by Havelange in 1974.

History Of Football – The Beautiful Game - Africa

History Of Football – The Beautiful Game This documentary “History of Football – The Beautiful Game” consists of a whole season comprising of 13 episodes, first aired in the year 2001. Each episode is a fifty two minutes long documentary.

Written by Hereward Pelling, it encloses the footages, the passion, excitement, great goals and interviews with the icons like Pele, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and many more other legends of football and asks about their achievement in this beautiful game.

This episode looks at the growth of football in Africa. It covers how the game was first introduced and the changes it has undergone over the years.

History Of Football – The Beautiful Game - Media

History Of Football – The Beautiful Game This documentary “History of Football – The Beautiful Game” consists of a whole season comprising of 13 episodes, first aired in the year 2001. Each episode is a fifty two minutes long documentary.

Written by Hereward Pelling, it encloses the footages, the passion, excitement, great goals and interviews with the icons like Pele, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and many more other legends of football and asks about their achievement in this beautiful game.

This episode looks at the football media and how they are both needed for the game and at times its worst enemy. Without the media the game would never reach the world audience that it does or create as much interest, this is the good side of the media.

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