Series : Footballs Greatest Moments
Footballs Greatest Moments – Football's Greatest Moments- Pele, Argentina and The Dictators
Footballs Greatest Moments – Football's Greatest Moments- Pele, Argentina and The Dictators - To most fans around the world Brazil and Argentina’s World Cup wins in 1970 and 1978 were wonderful football stories. But to the people of these two nations there was a hugely significant political context to these tournaments. Both nations won the World Cup while suffering under repressive military dictatorships. And in both cases these violent military juntas used their successful football teams to help improve their image around the world. For many football fans Brazil’s 1970 World Cup winning team remains the greatest ever. While the scenes from the River Plater stadium of ticker tape cascading down onto the joyous Argentinian team remains one of the most evocative in footballing history. In this revealing documentary filmed in Brazil and Argentina and featuring the players and people directly effected by the tournaments, a darker story emerges. Interviewees include Pele, Gary Lineker, Osvaldo Ardiles, Mario Kempes, Jairzinho, Rivellino, Gerson and Tostao.
Content One Hour Series
Runtime 60 mins
Categories AETN Documentary Sport