beIN SPORTS will debut a brand-new documentary about Argentina’s 1986 World Cup triumph this Sunday night in a film that features exclusive interviews, fantastic match highlights and the unbelievable story of a World Cup that almost never happened.
The Impossible Champion tells the inspiring story of Argentina’s 1986 World Cup Victory and what is considered to be the best goal in the international competition’s history by Diego Maradona. The documentary not only features interviews with Maradona himself and the referee who made the historic call, Ali Bennaceur, but other iconic figures as well including names like Gary Lineker, Carlos Bilardo, Peter Shilton, Victor Hugo Morales and Martin Tyler, among others.
The 1986 World Cup was rocked with controversy. One year before the tournament was scheduled to begin, Mexico City was struck by a powerful earthquake measuring an 8.1 magnitude, which was one of the strongest to ever hit the area. As a result of the damage from the earthquake, it left 10,000 people dead and 30,000 people injured.
To the tournament itself, the rumors were that Argentina wanted their national team coach fired. But Argentina persevered and made it all the way to a controversial quarter-final against England where the game featured the Hand of God goal as well as arguably the best goal ever scored in soccer. Buoyed by their emphatic win, Argentina soldiered on to the final of the 1986 FIFA World Cup where they defeated Germany to win become Copa Mundial champions.
Featuring archival footage as well as plenty of interviews and match highlights, The Impossible Champion looks like a must-see for soccer fans. The world-premiere of the documentary entitled The Impossible Champion debuts Sunday night on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español at 9pm ET.
Here’s the trailer for The Impossible Champion:
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