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Next Goal Wins OTT release date – Taika Watiti highlights the ‘greatest losing streak’ in football history in a heartwarming underdog comedy

Next Goal Wins OTT release date: Taiki Watiti has directed this feel-good comedy about a team of football underdogs with the “greatest losing streak” in the history of FIFA at 31-0. 

Next Goal Wins OTT release date – Taika Watiti highlights the ‘greatest losing streak’ in football history in a heartwarming underdog comedy
A still from Next Goal Wins ahead of its OTT release in India

Last Updated: 07.28 PM, Mar 22, 2024


Next Goal Wins is Taika Watiti’s new film that will stream on OTT this summer. The film was released in US theatres on November 17, 2023, and was released in Indian theatres in February. Next Goal Wins will soon be available to be streamed on OTT in India: on Disney+ Hotstar this summer.

Next Goal Wins OTT release date in India


Next Goal Wins will be available for streaming in India on Disney+ Hotstar starting March 27. The film’s trailer offers a captivating glimpse at the inspiring comedy about losers who show that life is all about change, realistic goals and growth, as well as acceptance of the past. Based on the 2014 documentary of the same name, the film depicts real characters and events in a slightly funny, quirky manner that is both real and relatable.

Name of Movie Next Goal Wins
Director Taika Watiti
Genre Sports Comedy
OTT Release Date in India March 27, 2024
OTT Platform Disney+ Hotstar

Next Goal Wins plot and what to expect

Loosely inspired by the real-life American Samoa team, the film follows its ardent efforts to improve its image and make it through the FIFA Qualifiers after losing to Australia 31-0 more than a decade earlier. Next Goal Wins also parallelly explores the struggles of Coach Thomas Rongen, who was fired from his job when he failed to take the under-20 national football team to the 2011 World Cup.

His only option other than being unemployed? To train the undertrained and unprepared American Samoa team in three weeks to make it to the FIFA Qualifiers of 2014. However, a few days are enough to drive Rongen out of his mind, as the team can barely make it through warm-ups or score a goal. The heartwarming comedy showcases the flaws and follies of humans, along with how they can be converted into one’s strength.

Next Goal Wins cast

Next Goal Wins stars an impressive cast, along with a cute cameo from Watiti himself. The film features Michael Fassbender as coach Rongen, along with Oscar Kightley, David Fane, Rachel House, Kaimana, Beulah Koale, Will Arnett, Elisabeth Moss, Uli Latekefu, Rhys Darby, Angus Sampson, Luke Hemsworth, Loretta Ables Sayre, and Frankie Adams in prominent roles.

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