Next Goal Wins
Genre: Documentary, Sport
Duration: 97 mins
Starring: Thomas Rongen, Jaiyah Saelua, Nicky Salapu
Directors: Mike Brett, Steve Jamison
In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of Amercian Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst football team on the planet. A decade later they remain rooted to the bottom of FIFA's World rankings, having lost every competitive game they have ever played. Against this backdrop of serial underachievement, it would take a miracle or a madman to turn the team's fortunes around - and in maverick Dutch coach Thomas Rongen the islanders somehow find both.