DAZN Originals film, directed by Billy Dosanjh. The film documents the incredible story of an underdog team, led by a veteran, hip-swinging striker, that captured the world's imagination. The film will be available in key markets including DACH, Spain, Italy and Japan on DAZN.
The story showcases the Cameroon team at the Italia ‘90 FIFA World Cup, who became the first African nation to reach the quarter-finals, after defeating reigning world champions Argentina in the opening match of Italia 90: arguably the biggest upset in World Cup history.
Yet for three decades, Cameroon’s story has only been told superficially, or as part of broader narratives. Produced by Archer’s Mark and Dark Pictures, Green Lions takes viewers inside the camp and - for the first time - the full story is told by those who lived and breathed every moment of the team’s amazing journey.
The documentary features exclusive interviews with the players from the Cameroon Italia ‘90 FIFA World Cup squad, including leading goalscorer Roger Milla and captain Stephen Tataw, as well as a supporting cast of football legends inspired by their achievements: Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon, England star & quarter-final opponent John Barnes and Argentina star Claudio Caniggia.
The story shows a team who dared to dream, achieving the impossible, inspiring a generation around the globe and paving the way for a new wave of African football stars. The greatest story of one of the best tournaments in living memory.