About Road To Rio

Mark Watson and Henning Wehn are off on the ultimate football road trip as they travel across South America ahead of the World Cup. Nice work if you can get it, eh?

The Road To Rio

Over the course of six episodes, the pair drive 3,000 miles across six countries in their Kia, chatting to footballing legends and sampling the culture and cuisine of South America.

Along the way they attempt to track down the only surviving player from the 1950 World cup final, pitch their skills against goalkeeping hero Sergio Goycochea and meet the footballer tipped as the next Pele - Pele's son.

The comics also hear about the dark side of Colombian football, worship at the Church of Maradona and have a nasty run-in with a llama.

When they finally reach Rio, Mark gets to see inside the spectacular Estadio do Maracana stadium - via a hang-glider! Well, that's one way to see the action without getting a ticket!

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