Netflix Launching Italian Pro Soccer Docu-Series

Netflix may not be interested in streaming live sports and Italy is not competing in this summer’s FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. But the SVOD behemoth understands the value of the world’s most-popular sport.

Beginning Feb. 16, Netflix will begin streaming globally the first three episodes of “First Team: Juventus,” a reality-based series about Italian Series A soccer powerhouse, Juventus Football Club S.p.A.

The series gives viewers – especially in the United States – an understanding of the players, the coaches and management of the club, which currently sits in 2nd in Series A competition behind Napoli. Juventus has won six straight Series A championships.

Netflix will follow the most compelling stories and characters on the club during the current 2017-2018 season, spending time with the players both on and off the field, on the road and at home.

Fans and supporters worldwide will have access to the club’s marquee players, including Alessandro Del Piero, Federico Bernardeschi, Giorgio Chiellini, Douglas Costa, Gonzalo Higuaín, Claudio Marchisio, Miralem Pjanic, Daniele Rugani, 40-year-old captain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and hyper-critical coach Massimiliano Allegri.

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