August 25, 2022 19:30
Here we talk about the first clandestine football world championship in history.
It is played in a village, between teams made up of immigrants.
Whoever will win it will rule over the underworld for a year.
Until the next clandestine world championship.
The stories told in the show link football and love stories. The protagonists are people you will never hear of. The square of which it is told will never be in the newspapers, yet every evening it contains the profound throbbing of the lives of those few people who spend time chasing dreams, losing them, falling in love, losing.
These places, and consequently these stories, preserve the taste of an Italy different from the one that is told every day by too much information we are victims of.
It is not a show that tells the news of the Italian football, nor the exceptional achievements of the great teams and champions. Rather, it resembles certain evenings imagined in the company of Brera [editor’s note: one of the best known Italian sports journalists] and Rocco [editor’s note: great Italian football coach of the past], in front of the checkered tablecloth of a restaurant, drinking wine, talking about women and only briefly reflecting on football.
These are stories in which the same listening and participation relationship is established between players and a small audience of friends, relatives and secret lovers, which we hope to be able to recreate every night.