MIAMI, May 25 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Honor, courage, and a thirst for triumph are emotions that arise not only in soccer, but also on the battle field. The similarities don’t end there, as the calculated formations employed in soccer are reminiscent of war maneuvers. Coaches and military generals often implement similar tactics with one objective in mind, to overtake their adversary.
The upcoming documentary, LOS GENERALES DEL FUTBOL, premiering on Sunday, June 6 at 9 PM E/P on Discovery en Espanol, explores the sport via the point of view of the ultimate strategists: the coaches. They, like Army Generals, prepare their men and plan every move as if preparing for combat.
The one hour special features four of the most acclaimed Latin American soccer coaches of all time: Carlos Salvador Bilardo, from Argentina; Francisco Maturana, from Colombia; Luiz Felipe Scolari, from Brazil; and Javier “el Vasco” Aguirre, from Mexico. Each shares his vision, style of play and tactical expertise, revealing how soccer resembles war. Through in-depth interviews and historical footage, viewers will get a behind the scenes look at the sport and relive some of the most memorable moments in soccer history.
“At Discovery en Espanol we are extremely proud to be able to offer our viewers exclusive access to some of the close held secrets of this select group of coaches just as their teams prepare to face-off in an epic battle,” said Rafael Rodriguez, Supervising Producer for Discovery en Espanol.
The idea for the documentary arose because of the military jargon present in this sport. It is known that U.S. military experts encourage troops to apply soccer tactics to combat; and that Luiz Felipe Scolari, the renowned Technical Director from Brazil, keeps “The Art of War” on his nightstand. This, and the fact that soccer is known as the “Mind Game”, led Discovery en Espanol’s production team to develop a documentary that will surprise many.
LOS GENERALES DEL FUTBOL is an original production by Discovery en Espanol under the direction of Michela Giorelli, Rafael Rodriguez and Adriano Schmid, with the assistance of Powwow Media Partners LLC.
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Discovery en Espanol is the Spanish-language voice of Discovery. It is the premiere network dedicated to offering the finest in quality programming in the areas of science and technology, world culture and history, nature and wildlife as well as real-life drama. The network creates an indelibly enriching experience by collecting the best of what Discovery’s networks have to offer in combination with its own original Spanish-language content. Created by the world’s most trusted media brand, Discovery en Espanol translates not just the words, but the feeling of Discovery, educating and engaging audiences nationwide with fascinating glimpses into the incredible world they inhabit. For more information, visit discoveryenespanol.com.
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