— 19 January 2024

WATCH: Apple TV+ Doco About Lionel Messi’s World Cup Has A Meaty Full-Length Trailer

— 19 January 2024
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

To fill the Ted Lasso-sized hole in our hearts, Apple TV+ has been pumping out major football-related content lately, including this brand-new documentary series about Lionel Messi’s World Cup victory (which now has a full-length trailer).

Aptly titled Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend, this four-part affair features exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Argentinian superstar, eight-time Ballon d’Or recipient, and recent Inter Miami signee.

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Just days before the 2022 edition of the tournament kicked off in Qatar, Messi told the filmmakers: “It would be the ultimate experience to win a World Cup and to be able to close out my career in that way.

“I’ve daydreamed about it after many years of fighting for it. I made a million possibilities of what could happen… the first match, the Round of 16, the quarterfinals, the semi-final, and the final.”

“I’m also going to live it as something special, because it’s the last one. To finish my last year winning a World Cup would be the dream ending.”

(Image Credit: Cui Nan/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)

All in all, it promises to be both an intimate and unprecedented retrospective of the GOAT’s illustrious career.

Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend has been executive produced by the Emmy Award-winning Tim Pastore (Free SoloJane); Emmy and Tony winners Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody; yet another Emmy winner in SMUGGLER Entertainment’s Matt Renner (Free SoloLimitless with Chris Hemsworth); alongside Jon Henion (Welcome to Wrexham) and Juan Camilo Cruz (In Her Hands).

The entire series has been produced for Apple by SMUGGLER Entertainment in association with Pegsa.

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It also marks Apple TV+’s second docuseries centred on Lionel Messi after Messi Meets America, which dropped back in October.

Messi Meets America focused more on his transition from Europe’s prestigious La Liga and Ligue 1 to America’s developing Major League Soccer (and it now streaming in its entirety).

As for Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend, the forthcoming series is scheduled to premiere on February 21st, 2024 — check out the full-length trailer above.

(Image Credit: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]