Ronaldo, Neymar & Mourinho feature in new ‘The Making Of’ series

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Jose Mourinho will all feature in DAZN’s landmark new interview series, The Making Of, which will see the three icons of modern football relive the games that helped define them.Taking an immersive dive into the moments that made them, each superstar reflects on some of their most memorable matches during the nine-part series – which is released on August 9 – revealing unique insights, recalling the emotion of each occasion and, ultimately, the impact it had on their lives.Among the nine transformational games focused on in The Making Of are Ronaldo’s mythic appearance for Sporting against Manchester United in 2003, while Mourinho dissects his legendary Champions League last-16 victory over the Red Devils in 2004, which saw him sprint down the touchline of Old Trafford in elation as he celebrated with his players. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Brazil hero Neymar’s rise to global prominence comes under close inspection as the forward looks back on his amazing display for Santos against Flamengo in 2011, in which he scored that year’s Puskas Award-winning goal with an outrageous solo effort.The deeply personal reflections of Ronaldo, Neymar and Mourinho are complemented by the illuminating testimonies of others who shared a pitch with them on those fateful nights.World Cup-winner Roberto Carlos, former Manchester United defender John O’Shea and ex Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar feature, as well as Barcelona midfielder Rafinha and current Portugal boss Fernando Santos.The journalists who covered the historic games and the fans who were in the stadium to witness the individual triumphs of Ronaldo, Neymar and Mourinho also deliver their verdicts.Directed by Dan Riley and produced by Ian Henderson, The Making Of combines archive footage with exclusive interviews and user-generated content, with each star coming face-to-face with full-size projections of the matches which thrust them onto new levels of notoriety. It is DAZN’s first global series, following Being Mario Gotze, the documentary series Canelo vs. Rocky, MotoGP documentary In Our Blood and most recently, 40 Days and ABOUT: The story behind the upset of the era, a behind-the-scenes examination of the historic Anthony Joshua vs Ruiz Jr heavyweight title fight.”Football is a sport full of inspiring stories, powered by super-human emotion, sacrifice and ecstasy,” said Grant Best, SVP of Original Programming & Content Development at DAZN.”Our access to these global football icons enabled us to intimately spend time re-living what they feel are some of the greatest moments in their football history, from their perspective, which is incredibly powerful, moving and enlightening.”Our original content aims to engage fans and bring them closer to the sports they love, which The Making Of captures beautifully.”The DAZN Originals series was produced in association with UK-based creative production company Archer’s Mark and will be available to sports fans in the United States and Canada, as well as Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland in Europe. DAZN subscribers in Japan and Brazil will also be able to tune in.last_img read more

6 Best Beaches for Riding World-Class Breaks

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Podcasts to Listen to During Your Workout Regardless of whether you surf, most of us have been consciously (or subconsciously) shaped by the sport. Some of us grew up listening to The Beach Boys (“Surfin’ U.S.A.”) or Jan and Dean (“Surf City”), and can recite most of the lyrics by heart.Or we watched FBI agent Johnny Utah (aka Keanu Reeves) pursuing Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) in Point Break (of course we’re talking about the 1991 version, not the remake). What about the feeling of inspiration when you saw the Bethany Hamilton story in Soul Surfer? And don’t forget the best surfing movie ever made: Bruce Brown’s 1969 classic, The Endless Summer.In the spirit of the swell, we reached out to a few surfer friends and asked them to pinpoint the best places to surf in the world.Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, HawaiiMandolin Davis/FlickrLocated on the North Shore of Oahu, the Banzai Pipeline, or simply Pipeline, is undoubtedly the birthplace of modern surfing and home to one of the most iconic breaks in the world. Huge waves crash once they reach the shallow waters above the flat, tabletop reef. This, combined with several large caverns that produce giant air pockets, create the hollow tube that has made the ride so sought-after by big-wave surfers. be careful, though: The heavy waves and the jagged reef make Pipeline notorious for injuries and broken surfboards.Travel OptionsJeffreys Bay, South AfricaNJR ZA/Commons/WikimediaAlso known as J-Bay, the remote Jeffreys Bay area is is located on South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The shallow bay, which sits atop ancient lava flows, makes for the longest — and best — right point break in the world. You’ll find at least 10 sections with names like The Point, Magnatubes, Impossibles, Boneyards, and Supertubes, where most of the pro competitions are held. The uniformly shallow seafloor provides the ideal conditions for pumping out perfect waves one right after the other.Travel OptionsGold Coast, Queensland, AustraliaNZ CR Freak/FlickrUnlike J-Bay and Pipeline, which are best suited for experts, the Gold Coast has something for every skill level. Located primarily in Queensland but crossing over into New South Wales, the region produces some of best waves in all of Australia, and surfers flock from all over the world to hit any of the four epic point breaks. The Gold Coast has over 40 miles of beaches and is patrolled year-round by lifeguards, making it ideal for buffs and beach-goers alike. Rainbow Bay, is great for beginners and intermediates, while Duranbah Beach, nicknamed D-bah, regularly hosts international surfing competitions.Travel OptionsUluwatu, Bali, IndonesiaHardisman/Commons/WikimediaIndonesia is brimming with reef breaks with names like Temples, Bombie, Outside Corner, and Racetrack. Nestled on the Bukit Peninsula, Uluwatu became a surfing destination after the 1971 release of classic surf film Morning of the Earth. On big swell days, waves can reach 15-20 feet high.Travel OptionsMavericks, CaliforniaShalom Jacobovitz/Commons/WikimediaLocated off the coast of Northern California’s Half Moon Bay, Mavericks is considered to be one of the most dangerous breaks in the world. Waves routinely top 25 feet and can exceed 60 feet. The rocky, ramp-shaped sea floor spawns large tubes that require a steep drop and perfect timing. Each year, an invitation is sent to about two dozen big-wave surfers to compete in a competition. While typically ridden to the right, Mavericks is unpredictable and unforgiving. Mavericks has claimed the lives of notable big-wave surfers Mark Foo and Sion Milosky.Travel OptionsCloudbreak, Tavarua Island, FijiTavyland/Commons/WikimediaCloudbreak is one of just two left-pass breaks on this list. The barreling wave is consistently ranked in the top 10 most challenging rides in the world. Located a mile offshore from Tavarua Island, Cloudbreak can be found on a sheltered coral reef. The waves are consistent and can range from a few feet to well over 20 feet. The Southern Hemisphere winter is the best time to check out this spot.Travel Options The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Nowlast_img read more

Drone sighting halts flights at Irelands Dublin Airport

LONDON — Flights to and from Dublin Airport in Ireland were briefly halted after a drone was spotted over the airfield.The airport says it suspended flights “for safety reasons” after a “confirmed sighting” on Thursday morning. Flights resumed a short time later.The airport said “the safety and security of customers is our key priority at all times.”The popularity of drones makes them a growing threat to aviation.More than 100,000 travellers were stranded or delayed before Christmas after drone sightings near London’s Gatwick, Britain’s second-busiest airport.The Associated Press