History to launch worldwide World Cup special

History to launch worldwide World Cup special

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Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates after winning the 2014 World Cup (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Broadcaster History has announced a two week-long global programming event to capture the excitement of the 2018 World Cup.

The History of Football will be broadcast on May 28 to June 10 and will capture the anticipation of the World Cup in the build up to this year’s event in Russia.

The series will include a slate of original, globally-focused premium documentary series, and short form specials.

“This event will aim to engage and ignite an entertaining debate on exactly what were the ultimate historic moments of the sport…For both the most intense and casual fans, HISTORY will present 14 days of nothing but the story of the game,” says Dan Korn, Executive Producer of History of Football.

The football spectacular will air in over 160 territories around the world, with each territory presenting a mixture of local and global football programming, in over 40 hours of content.

This will include locally-sourced television series offering an insight into each country’s passions for football.


David Villa, World Cup Winner and one of the most decorated players in the world, is the global press spokesperson for the television mega event (credit: HISTORY)

In the UK, History will showcase several compelling specials including an ultimate lineup of some of the best bosses the UK has seen, in Britain’s Greatest Managers.

The History of Football will also broadcast several short documentaries focusing on other aspects related to the beautiful game, including specials on avid football fans, scouting talent and football photography.

“History's world-class storytelling has produced and curated a unique combination of global and local programming, long form and short form, to give viewers a wide swath of football content that, all combined, will tell the many phenomenal stories that define the game,” says Patrick Vien, A+E Networks International’s Executive Managing Director.

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