Football Cinema at the FIFA Museum presents the story of American Samoa, the worst team in the world and their dream of the World Cup. But that takes more than just an experienced coach from abroad.
In 2001 American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat to Australia. A decade after that humiliating night, they remain at the bottom of FIFA’s world rankings, having scored only twice in seventeen years. The team now face the daunting prospect of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. It would take a miracle-maker or a madman to turn the team’s fortunes around – and in maverick Dutch coach Thomas Rongen the islanders somehow find both.
Original objects on display
We have several items from Thomas Rongen in our collection amongst them a wooden necklace which is part of our exhibition. Some of these objects will also be on display for visitors during the event. Don’t miss the chance to see these objects.
Next Goal Wins (GB 2013)
Documentary by Mike Brett and Steve Jamison
English and Samoan original version with subtitles