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Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend – OTT release date, trailer, plot, cast, and more

This upcoming sports-drama tells the intriguing story of Lionel Messi, and all the way to his success throughout the years

Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend – OTT release date, trailer, plot, cast, and more

Lionel Messi

Last Updated: 08.27 PM, Jan 18, 2024


Argentina's World Cup victory in Qatar resonated through the hearts of millions, and amidst the celebrations, one question striked many, where is Messi's documentary? The wait is finally over! This latest docu-drama, filled with the magic of a nation's triumph and the twilight years of a footballing icon, promises to be more than just a mere movie. It's a love letter to the little maestro, a chance to relive the journey and look into Lionel Messi’s life, one last time.

When and where to watch

Can a documentary rewrite history? Well Messi's World Cup: The Rise of a Legend aims to do just that! Premiering on February 21, 2024, exclusively on Apple TV+, this deeply personal docu-drama delves into the triumphs and tribulations of Messi's World Cup career, offering a fresh perspective on the man behind the legend.

After teasing fans last year with the first look, AppleTV+ dropped the much-awaited official trailer today on January 18, 2024. The gripping four-part docu-drama delves deep into Lionel Messi’s whole career, the eight-time Ballon d'Or maestro. It will definitely make you go beyond the amazing goals and jaw-dropping dribbles with the exploration of his five World Cup journeys, along with the breathtaking climax of Qatar 2022.

What does the trailer show?

The trailer shows the legend’s die-hard Argentina fans, who wholeheartedly cheered for him on his epic World Cup victory. It shows some never-before-seen interviews with Messi, his teammates, coaches, and even fans, all talking about how extraordinary he is and how he inspires people around the world.


The trailer also hints that the docu-drama will be exploring his skills, strength, and determination, and his journey - from the first match with Argentina to his early retirement in 2016, then his shocking comeback to win the World Cup and become the best player in the whole tournament.

Other stellar cast members

Messi will not be the only big name gracing the screen. You will also get to watch Ángel Di Maria, Rodrigo De Paul, Emiliano Martínez, Enzo Fernández, Lionel Scaloni, and Sergio Aguero share their own stories and insights in this captivating docu-drama. This is a must-watch for anyone who loves football and the inspiring journey of Argentina's finest players.

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