Search Party Documentary - 'How Europe's best football team vanished'

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Search Party documentary presented and produced by Sam Ellis: "As the European football championship football tournament starts in June, the usual countries are favorites; France, England, Germany and Spain. But Europe used to have another favorite; Yugoslavia. For more than 40 years, the communist country used football to keep its population united and elevate itself onto the national stage. By the late 80s, it was considered one of the strongest football sides in Europe when it suddenly and violently disappeared." Mills is interviewed and his book, The Politics of Football in Yugoslavia, underpins parts of the episode.

Period13 Jun 2024

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  • Title'How Europe's best football team vanished'
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSearch Party
    Media typeBroadcast
    Duration/Length/Size17mins 16 secs
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date13/06/24
    DescriptionSearch Party documentary presented and produced by Sam Ellis: "As the European football championship football tournament starts in June, the usual countries are favorites; France, England, Germany and Spain. But Europe used to have another favorite; Yugoslavia. For more than 40 years, the communist country used football to keep its population united and elevate itself onto the national stage. By the late 80s, it was considered one of the strongest football sides in Europe when it suddenly and violently disappeared." Mills is interviewed and his book, The Politics of Football in Yugoslavia, underpins parts of the episode.
    Producer/AuthorSam Ellis
    PersonsRichard Mills