List of official FIFA World Cup films

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Since 1954, FIFA has sanctioned an official documentary film for each each World Cup.[1][2] Up to 2002, 35 mm film was used for the footage.[2]

Tournament Venue Title Narrator Notes
1954 Switzerland German Giants Emil Fersil [2]
1958 Sweden Hinein! Herbert Zimmermann; Heribert Meisel; Heinz Gottschalk An UFA production with commentary in German.[3]
1962 Chile Viva Brazil [2]
1966 England Goal! Nigel Patrick The first World Cup film in colour; the 1966 television coverage was monochrome.[2][4]
1970 Mexico The World at Their Feet Patrick Allen [2][5]
1974 West Germany Heading for glory Joss Ackland [2]
1978 Argentina Campeones Steve Hudson [2]
1982 Spain G'olé! Sean Connery [2][6]
1986 Mexico Hero Michael Caine [2][7]
1990 Italy Soccer Shoot-Out Edward Woodward [2]
1994 United States Two Billion Hearts Liev Schreiber [2][8]
1998 France La Coupe de la Gloire Sean Bean [2]
2002 South Korea/Japan Seven Games from Glory Robert Powell [2]
2006 Germany The Grand Finale[9] Pierce Brosnan direct-to-video release[10]
2010 South Africa The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film in 3D Ian Darke 64-minute Blu-ray 3D with footage from the 25 matches broadcast in 3D, plus interviews.[1][11][12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA TV production at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "FIFA World Cup film collection 1930-2002" (PDF). Infront Archive Management. 2005. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  3. ^ Hinein! at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ Goal! World Cup 1966 at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ The World at Their Feet at the Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ G'olé! at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ Hero: The Official Film of the 1986 FIFA World Cup at the Internet Movie Database
  8. ^ Two Billion Hearts at the Internet Movie Database
  9. ^ "Grand Finale, Great Film". FIFA. 24 December 2006. Retrieved 2009-05-16. [dead link]
  10. ^ The Official Film of the 2006 FIFA World Cup at the Internet Movie Database
  11. ^ Lawler, Richard (18 November 2010). "The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film in 3D Blu-ray review". Engadget. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "FIFA and Sony to launch first ever global 3D experience" (Press release). FIFA. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  13. ^ Allen, Jason (16 November 2010). "The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film in 3D" (Press release). Sony Pictures. Retrieved 25 March 2012.