Depths of Obscurity: Three Soccer Movies to Watch Instead of FIFA’s “United Passions”

David Conrad

David has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Austin. He loves foreign films, westerns, war flicks, and has read nearly every word J.R.R. Tolkien ever wrote. David lived in Japan for three years and is always eager to talk about it. Follow him on Twitter at @davidaconrad or email him at

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  1. I would add a couple of films to your list:
    The Cup (1999)
    A charming story of some young Tibetan monks and their attempts to watch the 1998 World Cup final.

    La Gran final AKA “The Great Match” (2006)
    Three distinct tales of watching the 2002 World Cup final from the far corners of the globe: a family of nomads in Mongolia, a camel caravan in the Sahara, and a tribe in the Amazon.

  2. Daniel says:

    United Passions: Or how I learned to accept the fact that Gerard Depardieu is still alive