In light of the corruption scandal engulfing FIFA in the past 48 hours, it’s perhaps easy to forget that the very existence of a such a group was at one time incredibly far-fetched. Now the organization tells their own story in the FIFA financed “United Passions,” and today we have an exclusive clip from the film.
Co-written and directed by Frédéric Auburtin (“Special Correspondents“), and starring Fisher Stevens, Thomas Kretschmann, Tim Roth, Sam Neill, Jemima West, Richard Gillane and Gérard Depardieu, the movie chronicles how FIFA and the World Cup came to be. But as you’ll see in the scene below, getting a continent of soccer playing nations to agree to the same rules was no easy feat. Nor was convincing them that the sport was one that would become the most popular the world has ever seen.
“United Passions” opens on June 5th. Watch below.