Director: 
James Erskine, Rachel Ramsay
Featuring: 
Elvira Aracen, Brandi Chastain, Birte Kjems, Chris Lockwood
Language: 
English, Spanish, Italian, French
Production Country: 
UK
Runtime
90 minutes
Rating
Genre
Documentary, Sport
Year
2023
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"This is immediately one of the great football documentaries."—Kevin Maher, Times (UK)

"A timely and galvanising telling of a remarkable story that every football fan should know."—Rosie Hewitson, Time Out

"An easily-digestible, not-too-forensic crowdpleaser which will, like its protagonists, run and run."—Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International


In August 1971, football teams from England, Argentina, Mexico, France, Denmark and Italy gathered at Mexico City’s sun-drenched Azteca Stadium. The scale of the tournament is monumental: lavish sponsorship, extensive TV coverage, merchandise on every street corner and crowds of over 100,000 hollering fans turn this historic stadium into ‘a cauldron of noise and heat’ match after match. A fawning media treat the players like rock stars. The atmosphere is reminiscent of the greatest moments in international footballing history. But this is a tournament unlike anything that’s happened before. The players on the pitch are all women. And it’s likely you’ve never even heard of it. This is Copa 71, the unofficial Women’s World Cup. Dismissed by both FIFA and domestic football associations around the world, this event has been entirely written out of history. Until now.

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