7 Football Series to Watch Before EURO 2024

Very soon, there will be quite a bit of football to watch, with EURO 2024 about to start.. And while nothing quite beats the thrill of watching a live match, unless you’re one of the lucky ones to travel to Germany this summer, sometimes you need a little something extra to satisfy your football cravings. Before everything starts, in-between watching the games at the championship, or after – in case things don’t quite go your team’s way. That’s where football series come in. From gripping dramas to hilarious comedies, there’s something for every football fan to enjoy. Here are some rather recent series that can get you in the mood for EURO 2024.

The English Game (2020)

Whether or not it’s coming home in 2024, football has rich roots in England. Set in the late 19th century, “The English Game” tells the story of the origins of modern football and the class divisions that shaped the sport. With its compelling characters and historical backdrop, this Netflix series is a must-watch for fans of football history and period dramas alike.

Ted Lasso (2020 – 2023)

“Ted Lasso” follows the eponymous American football coach as he takes on the challenge of managing a struggling English football team. With its blend of heartwarming moments and sharp wit, this Apple TV+ series is a delightful comedy that captures the spirit of the beautiful game. Moreover, I know plenty of people who dislike football, but loved this – so if you might fall in this category, definitely give it a try.

Sunderland ‘Til I Die (2018 – 2024)

This documentary series offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sunderland AFC, one of English football’s most storied clubs, as they navigate the highs and lows of life in the lower divisions. With its raw emotion and candid storytelling, “Sunderland ‘Til I Die” is a must-watch for any football fan, regardless of team allegiance.

All or Nothing: Arsenal (2022)

Go behind the scenes with one of the Premier League’s top clubs in this Amazon Prime Video series. “All or Nothing: Arsenal” offers unprecedented access to the inner workings of the club, from training sessions to transfer negotiations, giving viewers a glimpse into the world of elite football. It details the events of the 2021-2022 season, with manager Mikel Arteta laying the foundation for Arsenal’s continued resurgence as one of the best football clubs in the world.

Club de Cuervos (2015 – 2019)

A slightly older Netflix series that went on for quite a few seasons,this Mexican comedy-drama series follows the fictional football club Club de Cuervos and the power struggles that ensue after the death of the team’s owner. With its mix of comedy, drama, and football action, “Club de Cuervos” offers a fresh take on the world of football that’s sure to entertain.

Jamie Johnson (2016 -)

Aimed at a younger audience, “Jamie Johnson” follows the titular character as he navigates the highs and lows of life as a young footballer. With its relatable characters and engaging storylines, this CBBC series is a great choice for families and football fans of all ages.

So, whether you’re in the mood for a gripping drama, a hilarious comedy, or a behind-the-scenes look at the world of football, there’s a series out there for you. Other than that, enjoy EURO 2024, and may the best team win!

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14.6.2024
 

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