Youtube and Whistle Sports Announce “F2 Finding Football”; New Global Soccer Series Premieres This June on Youtube Premium
YouTube duo, The F2 Freestylers, take viewers and celebrity guests around the world to learn about how places effect a player's style of play, whether it's football or music
NEW YORK(31 May 2018)
YouTube has teamed up with superstars The F2Freestylers for “F2 Finding Football,” a new original series produced by Whistle Sports that premieres on the F2Freestyler’s YouTube Channel on June 13. From kicking a ball through narrow alleyways of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas to The F2 mashing up trick-shots and tango in Buenos Aires to eating shrimp alive in Thailand, “F2 Finding Football” is a fusion of culture, community and sport.
“F2 Finding Football” follows soccer skill pioneers Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch (The F2), who bring together the best in football talent and celebrity guests while exploring the beautiful game and unique pitches around the world in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Iceland, France, Thailand and more. Just in time for the World Cup this June, The F2 Freestylers showcase the different forms of soccer and culture. The F2 have earned over 1.3 billion lifetime views on YouTube.
“It’s been an unbelievable experience creating this series,” said Wingrove and Lynch. “Whether it be a loyal football fan or someone who’s never seen a pitch, this show will give an unforgettable glimpse into how our beloved game is played around the world, just as many of these incredible countries are about to play on football’s biggest stage.”
“To create a series with YouTube Premium featuring such talented individuals like The F2 is a true dream,” said J. LaLonde, vice president of content, head of studio for Whistle Sports. “As Whistle Sports continues to grow and increases its push into longer-form, premium content, it’s exciting to introduce this series that embodies the values of our younger audience: positivity, creativity, humor and skill.”
Luke Hyams, Head of YouTube Originals in EMEA said, “At YouTube, we are continuing to invest in incredible European creators and the stories they want to share with the whole world. ‘F2 Finding Football’ is a show that will captivate global audiences as it explores the many ways people are inspired by the beautiful game in some of the most football-obsessed countries in the world. The series also gives The F2 the opportunity to show off their incredible skills (or tekkers) as never before in some incredible locations around the world alongside some very special guest stars!”
The first episode, premiering on June 13, will be free for the public to view as well as the second episode which will air soon after. The remaining episodes will be available with an upgrade to YouTube Premium.
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