A slew of footy shows to keep you occupied after the 90 minutes of play
Narrated by French national and former Manchester United forward, Eric Cantona, Al Jazeera English’s Football Rebels, focuses on five football legends who used their fame to influence governments, get justice and political stability. It will showcase Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba, Brazil’s Socrates, Bosnian Predrag Pasic and Chile’s Carlos Caszely’s quest to bring people to justice.
Saturdays at 10 pm on Al Jazeera
My Beautiful Game
This edition of My Beautiful Game throws light on the worst own goals of all time! The 2014 World Cup began with an own goal from Marcelo giving Croatia an early 1-0 lead over the host-nation Brazil, but we assure you there are plenty more laughable ones in store from the past. Tonight at 9 pm on National Geographic
Social Spot Kick
World Cup players will take time during the tournament to answer a few rapid fire questions on Social Spot Kick. And the questions will be generated online through social media giving fans the chance to quiz players. Clint Dempsey, captain of United States will be on the spot on June 25, and Portugal goalkeeper, Rui Patricio on June 28.
9.30 pm, June 25 and 28 on CNN International
Star Sports 4 pays tribute to legends like Lionel Messi, Raul Gonzalez and the Ronaldos in a show called National Icons. It will feature players in pairs or comparative showdowns. Battle of Brazil sees Neymar and Ronaldo, Portuguese Perfectionists is Figo vs Ronaldo, Spanish Dancers Cesc vs Xavi, as well as all time top XI of Argentina, Spain, France and Netherlands.
At 11 am, today and Monday 2 pm