The Spanish comedy Dias de Futbol (Soccer Days), written and directed by The Other Side of the Bed screenwriter David Serrano, is an ensemble film about an ex-convict. Antonio (Ernesto Alterio) returns to his circle of friends. His associates include Jorge (Alberto San Juan), who is as repressed and fearful as Antonio is outgoing and fearless. Jorge pines for Antonio's sister Violetta (Natalia Verbeke), but she is not inclined to reciprocate those feelings. Antonio feels he knows a thing or two about people having undergone therapy in prison and decides to build up Jorge's self-confidence by forming a soccer team. Among the new teammates are local policeman Miguel (Luis Bermejo), ambitious young actor Charlie (Pere Ponce), and bus driver Ramon (Roberto Alamo). The travails in their personal lives and their coming together as a team form the action in this character-driven vehicle.