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Football: ‘The boy plays well’, Dazn’s docufilm on Flachi

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(ANSA) – ROME, MAY 16 – Passion, stubbornness, errors and redemption. “The Boy Play Well” is Dazn’s new docufilm that tells the life and return to the pitch of one of the most iconic and beloved footballers of the early 2000s: Francesco Flachi.

Available exclusively on Dazn from today, it is a journey back in the life of the Sampdoria idol, from the beginning to the consecration in great football between Fiorentina and Sampdoria, up to the dark years after the disqualification for positivity to narcotic substances, an error that is his cost 12 years away from the field.

A story told without filters, deep and emotional, made of mistakes but also of rebirth: the docufilm opens in the studio of a local TV, where today Flachi is the columnist, and it is he who publicly announces his return to the field in the Signa team. The president of the club, Andrea Ballerini known as “Gatto”, is an old teammate of Flachi’s curve, the two grew up together and the idea of ​​bringing him back to the field after twelve years was his.

Dazn accompanies the spectator through the stages of Flachi’s life, one of these is in Genoa, where he spent seven years, becoming a true idol of Sampdoria and where he still remembers having “rejected 15 million from Monaco, thus becoming the symbol of Genoa “. Between Rocky-style training to get back in shape and return to the green rectangle, the former footballer meets his childhood friends and old teammates – including the current Sampdoria captain Fabio Quagliarella with whom he jokes and laughs, reminding him “is thanks to me, to my disqualification, if you have made a career! “.

The disqualification becomes the center of the discourse of the reunion with the managers of Sampdoria of those years, with the social doctor Baldari, the former team manager Ajazzone and the current Marangon: the four remember with pain the day in which Giuseppe Marotta, then dg Sampdoria, communicated to the captain of the team of the positivity of Flachi in a doping control “The director Marotta calls me in his office and says: Francesco, they found you positive”, says the former number 10. (ANSA).

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