ZAGREB, 5 April 2020 – A documentary series about Croatia’s incredible run at the 2018 FIFA World Cup will start screening on Croatia’s HRT tomorrow night.
From Monday, 6 April, on HRT 1, the documentary series Junaci našega doba (Heroes of our era) will start screening. The series looks back at the 2018 FIFA World Cup where Croatia were runners-up and features match footage, behind the scenes footage, player stories, interviews and footage shot across Croatia whilst the matches were going on.
The production team traveled across Europe to film and talk to players, including Vedran Corluka in Moscow, Milan Badelj in Florence, Domagoj Vida in Istanbul and Ivan Perisic in Munich.
The original plan was to broadcast the series just ahead of Euro 2020 but now that it has been postponed it will be aired now. The series features five episodes, each 52 minutes long.
“Our biggest problem was actually getting hold of some of the material which is owned by FIFA. I will not say how much it costs per minute of archival material, and what price we managed to fight for after long negotiations and persuasion to get the price dropped, but it is still an unbelievable amount,” Ivan Blažičko, the series’ executive producer and screenwriter told Sportske Novosti.
The first episode screens on Monday at 8:05 p.m.