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NEXT GOAL WINS

Director: Mike Brett, Steve Jamison

UK, 2014, Documentary, 97 min


In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa lost 31-0 to Australia, the worst loss in international football history. This documentary chronicles the team as they try to recover and qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. To help turn their luck around, the Football Federation of American Samoa draft in Dutch-born, America-based eccentric coach Thomas Rongen. What follows is an inspiring story of camaraderie and triumph against the odds.

Age Recommendation 15+

Areas of learning:
Sport, Team Spirit, Intercultural Education

Screening as part of the 2014 Autumn/Winter IFI Schools Programme.

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