Saturday, August 15, 2020

Relive Euro 1988 and Euro 1992 with the Documentaries “Tor” and “Great Danes!”



With the postponement of Euro 2020 to the great disappointment of many; there is little to no football to watch this summer. This could be an apt time to relieve some classic tournaments from the past with these timeless sports documentaries. 

“Tor (Goal)” tell the story of Euro 1988 which was hosted by West Germany. The tournament was won by the brilliant Dutch team which included the likes of Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard and of course, Marco Van Basten. The documentary features each participating team to an extent though there is longer focus on the likes of Italy, West Germany, Spain, England and the Soviet Union. The late Jack Charlton and Ireland and their great adventure are also featured in longer segments. 



                                                 Tor! Total Football - Euro 1988





“Great Danes” tell the story of Denmark’s 1992 fairy tale run from rank outsiders to tournament champions and the surprises they cause along the way. 


                                                           Great Danes! Euro 1992 
 
By Christopher KL Lau

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