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"The History channel is capitalizing on the global appeal of soccer with 'History of Football,' two weeks of worldwide and localized programming celebrating the beautiful game in the run-up to this year's World Cup. It's the channel's biggest-ever programming initiative.
David Villa – a World Cup winner with Spain and former Barcelona player – will feature in some of the original programming and will also serve as global ambassador for the event, promoting it to his 28 million social media followers. Considered a student of the game, the Spanish former player said of 'History of Football': 'It gives my fellow players, coaches, and myself an opportunity to talk about what the game means to us and also to relive so many incredible memories.'"