From the locker room to the pitch, this docuseries offers exclusive access to all 32 teams as they fight for football glory in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Stills from Captains of The World.
If you are a football fan, we have a piece of information for you! A week ago, the first trailer for the upcoming football-based series, Captains of the World, was unveiled by Netflix. This six-episode series, a joint venture between the streaming giant and FIFA+, is scheduled for release on December 30 on the OTT streaming platform. It promises an exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which took place in November and December of that year.
Captains of The World Teaser
Unveiled on YouTube, the teaser for Captains of the World provides glimpses into the football world with commentary from notable figures such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappé, Harry Kane, Gareth Bale, and Simon Kjær. Produced by Fulwell 73, this series serves as a follow-up to the 2022 production Captains, which documented the journeys of players as they sought to qualify for the eagerly awaited tournament in Qatar.
Messi, addressing the camera, acknowledges the challenges of the World Cup, stating, "This is a World Cup, and it's really tough. We're going to fight." In another segment of the trailer, Ronaldo is clear about his objective in the tournament, declaring, "Everybody wants to win."
In the words of Netflix, “This docuseries offers exclusive access to all 32 teams as they fight for football glory in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.”
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Basics about the 2022 FIFA World Cup
The 2022 FIFA World Cup, the pinnacle event for national football teams sanctioned by FIFA, unfolded in Qatar from November 20 to December 18, 2022, following the country's hosting rights acquisition in 2010. This marked the first World Cup hosted in the Arab and Muslim world, and the second held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan.
This edition featured 32 participating teams, concluding an era as the number of teams will be increased to 48 for the 2026 edition. In a thrilling final, Argentina secured the championship by defeating the reigning titleholder, France, with a 4–2 victory on penalties after a 3–3 draw in extra time.
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