Live talk on “When the World Watched: Italy 2006” Documentary

FIFA Museum Seestrasse 27, 8002 Zurich Italian (with simultaneous translations in German and English)

Admission is free of charge.

One day after the world premiere of the new feature-length FIFA documentary “When the World Watched: Italy 2006” as part of the Zurich Film Festival, the FIFA Museum and ZFF invite you to a live talk with guests of honour Gianluca Zambrotta and Alessandro Alciato at the museum.

Cinema and football have plenty in common. Both have the power to captivate people and spark emotion around the globe. As part of the FIFA Museum’s cultural programme, we are kicking off our new Cinema series with a world premiere.

Be there as guests of honour Gianluca Zambrotta, World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, personally present the FIFA documentary “When the World Watched: Italy 2006” as part of the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF).

On the next day at 3 pm Gianluca Zambrotta, Fabio Caressa (The voice on Sky Sport Italia for Italy’s World Cup matches in 2006 and commentator in the film) and Christian Jungen (Artistic Director of the ZFF) will then be on stage at the FIFA Museum.

In a one-hour live talk, they will go through “When The World Watched: Italy 2006” and discuss unique moments and personal memories from the event. Football fans can look forward to exciting and exclusive insights as well as anecdotes and deep dives.

The live talk – 29 September, 15:00

The FIFA Museum is hosting a live talk on the day after the world premiere of this new FIFA documentary that follows the Italian national team on their journey to becoming world champions in 2006. Entry is free.

The one-hour live talk will be moderated by Christian Jungen, Artistic Director of the ZFF, and will be conducted in Italian with simultaneous interpreting into German and English available via smartphone app.

More information about the interpreting

To follow the simultaneous interpreting in German or English, you need the Interactio app (available to download for iOS and Android free of charge), headphones and a smartphone with an internet connection. Further information on how to use the app will be available at the event.

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The Film: “When the World Watched: Italy 2006”

Director: Thomas Cotton | DOC: Sport | UK, 2022 | 73 mins | Language: English, Italian | Subtitles: English

Every player in Italy’s squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany came from Serie A. Yet the Calcio was in tatters on the eve of the tournament after revelations of match fixing at the highest level rocked the country’s domestic league. Even the nation’s pride and joy, the Squadra Azzurra, were under suspicion of having been embroiled in the scandal.

The film uses never-before-seen archive material and interviews with then-head coach Marcello Lippi and legendary players including Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro and Gianluca Zambrotta to chart how the Italians became world champions in Germany in 2006 and restored hope to the country’s footballing landscape just weeks after the biggest corruption scandal in the history of Serie A.

“When the World Watched: Italy 2006” will be personally presented at the Zurich Film Festival by world champion Gianluca Zambrotta in Screen 3 of Arena Cinemas Sihlcity Zurich at 19:00 on 28 September.

Tickets for the world premiere are available at

Partnership with the Zurich Film Festival

Cinema and football have plenty in common. Both have the power to captivate people around the world and evoke strong emotions. For this reason, Zurich Film Festival and the FIFA Museum are joining forces to screen five football films in the run-up to the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. Each film will be accompanied by a talk with at least one footballing icon who will travel to Zurich for the occasion.

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