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Showtime to air docuseries on issues around soccer

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Showtime will air a new five-part documentary series, “The World According to Football,” from Gotham Chopra’s Religion of Sports, Day Zero Productions and Mainstay Entertainment. The series, narrated and executive produced by Trevor Noah, will premiere Dec. 1 at 8pm ET on Showtime, with “episodes debuting weekly for five weeks.” The entire series will be “available for streaming on Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers on the day of premiere.” The series focuses on a “different country in each episode — Brazil, US, UK, France, and Qatar — and how soccer teams and fans in that country face global issues through the sport.” The series “tackles women’s rights, income inequality, labor rights, mental health, racism, nationalism and LGBTQ+ rights” (DEADLINE, 11/20).


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