Next Goal Wins

  |  Book Tickets: 02/05/2014
  |  Buy to Own: 09/05/2014
  |  Watch Now: 02/09/2014
  |  98 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Mike Brett and Steve Jamison direct this feature documentary following the fortunes of the American Samoa soccer team, officially the worst international football side in the world. The nadir of American Samoa's soccer career arrived when they lost 31-0 to Australia in 2001, the heaviest loss ever recorded in a FIFA match. The result was in line with Samoa's status as the lowest ranked team in the FIFA listings, but the islanders were determined to improve their fortunes. They duly employed hardened Dutch coach Thomas Rongen to whip them into shape. How would a man who played alongside George Best and Johann Cruyff deal with footballers of a very different level as the qualifying campaign for the 2014 World Cup approached?