There are three games a day, every day, and for those I heartily recommend watching on Univision (check your local listings). It adds a hot-bloodedness that futbol needs -- and that ESPN just can't seem to muster up. And need I mention the Goooooooooool guy?
But between games or after, try Victory (1981). It's the best of all things for anyone in a fist pumping mood: a war movie, a sports movie and a prison movie. And a John Huston movie. It's also Sylvester Stallone at his most tolerable, and Michael Caine at his . . . well, he's always good, isn't he?
Short take: Allied POW's take on Germans on the soccer pitch. Moral: the foolishness of war, and that Pele is really cool. The movie features real players, real plays, and some great soccer at Colombes stadium in France -- just like the real thing! So enjoy some soccer where the good guys always win -- and CP promises a shiny new donkey to anyone who can prove his theory that the German captain threw the game as a gesture of peace and internationalism.
So sit back, work on your Spanish, and enjoy the world's game. Gosh, this is great. I can't wait until 2002.