Jeff and Michael Zimbalist directed this historical chronicle in 2010 focused on the drug money controlled by Colombian soccer at the best time in its history, around the 1994 World Cup. The story is told in parallel by two celebrities who only had the same last name: drug trafficker Pablo Escobar and national team captain Andrés Escobar, who was killed after scoring a goal for himself in that World Cup held in the United States.
The prestigious Zimbalist brothers, winners of the Thinking Football 2019 Audience Award with the film ‘Nossa Chape’ and who visited us for the first time with this documentary in 2014, contextualize in the political-social reality of Colombia, the success of a national team that, according to Pelé, arrived as one of the favorites for the World Cup in the USA. That team marked an era in which René Higuita, Valderrama, Asprilla or Rincón stood out, led by Andrés Escobar and coached by ProfessorMaturana. A team that despite being capable of beating Argentina 5-0 in the decisive qualifying match, was hopelessly linked to a context dominated by drug trafficking money and, in particular, by the Cartel of Medellín. The shadow of this fatal influence is well illustrated in this film we are recommending today.
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Trailer of Nossa Chape
Ten years from the laying of the first stone at San Mamés
On May 26, 2010, there was an emotional act that included the presence of authorities, Athletic Club footballers, former players and fans
Reopening of the shop in Max Center
The hours will be from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Digital questionnaire for the Club’ s Statute reform
Athletic Club opens a participative process for its members through the website’s Txoko of members to gather their contributions and suggestions
New official Athletic Club app
The Athleticket app will be incorporated from today into the renewed athleticzale app, which will offer soon new versions
The legend of Aduriz illuminates San Mamés
The Cathedral was illuminated last night on the occasion of the announcement of the retirement of the legend of the red and white club
Rivals by country: SCOTLAND AND WALES
Athletic Club has faced five Scottish clubs and two Welsh clubs throughout its history, the first of them was Dundee FC, today , 97 years ago
San Mamés lit up in rainbow colours
On the occasion of the International Day against LGBTIQ-phobia, our stadium was lit up the night of May 17
Athletic Club Museoa, on the International Museum Day
Bizkaia Regional Government is staging a virtual exhibition on Monday to which Athletic Club’s museum is contributing with the Copa de la Coronación won in 1902
New shop in the tourist heart of Bilbao
Athletic Club is opening a new venue in Mazarredo 65 and joints the ones of San Mamés, Alameda Rekalde and Bidebarrieta
San Mamés, lit up in blue on the International Nurses Day
The stadium will be lit up to support and raise awareness about the role of these professionals within the healthcare system