Next Goal Wins

THERE is a feature film-length documentary currently on release called Next Goal Wins and I can recommend it. It’s about the Samoan national team and their ongoing determination following a record 31-0 World Cup qualifier defeat to Australia in 2001.

This isn’t so much a football story as a tale of unquenchable human spirit as Samoa’s ragtag group of players – and, believe me, they are a diverse bunch – set out on another World Cup qualification campaign. Compelling and moving stuff.


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