Super League: The War for Football: We Speak with Director Jeff Zimbalist

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In April 2021, the football world was rocked with the announcement of the European Super League, a breakaway football league comprising of some of the biggest teams in Europe. Proponents say it was a quest for a more equitable financial arrangement, while delivering more of what fans want, while others say it was a move motivated purely by greed. In this Goggler exclusive, we speak to director Jeff Zimbalist about his Apple TV Plus docuseries Super League: The War for Football, his approach to telling this story, and the access he was able to get.

Super League: The War for Football is a four-part series that documents the high stakes battle that is set off when plans for a breakaway league emerge and the past, present and future of European football collide, leaving the game’s most powerful leaders to defend, or upend, the traditions of the sport. With unprecedented access to league presidents, club owners and the architects behind the European Super League, the docuseries brings fans the yet untold story of how and why this idea was hatched and the battle plans that were formed to fight it.

The docuseries was directed and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jeff Zimbalist.

Super League: The War for Football is now streaming on Apple TV Plus.

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