NFL Films Presents: How a spark of passion changed women’s football in Italy

NFL Films Presents tells the story of how Nausicaa Dell’Orto created a secret women’s football team in Milan, Italy.

The film is about far more than that though.

It is the tale of a journey of self-discovery and how Dell’Orto’s passion took her far beyond the borders of Italy, carrying her all the way to the United States, working for NFL Films and watching her beloved Philadelphia Eagles defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Dell’Orto’s impact of the game of women’s football in Italy is enormous. Before she started organizing a group of a few girls to start practicing on a sand field in Milan eight years ago, women’s football did not exist in Italy.

Now there are at least 15 teams spread throughout much of northern Italy as well as a national team.

She has sparked a movement and silenced all the naysayers in the process.

So sit back and enjoy how football has changed lives.

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