Triumphs taking place on the holy ground of Ullevi holds a special place in my heart. Sometimes it's music, often it's football. When it's football, it's always because of IFK Göteborg. With one exception: Denmark defeating Germany in the 1992 Euro cup finals. While I wasn't at the stadium, but in an as well-packed beer tent nearby, that day I was Danish.
Clearly the underdog story has been exaggerated, clearly the evil bureaucrats weren't as evil, and of course the nice, less payed amateur players weren't as awesomely sweet and allround spiffy. But truth remains: Denmark only got to play because of a last minute disqualification of Yugoslavia, barely finished second in their group, and as such, the underdog story is true. The nostalgia factor and the location familiarity adds to the coziness of the film. Those who weren't around, or aren't Danish, probably won't enjoy it as much.
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