Apple TV+ has released the trailer for Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend, the four-part documentary event from SMUGGLER Entertainment, tracking the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner through his sensational career, including five FIFA World Cup appearances and his FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 win, in one of the most exciting finals in history.
In his own words, Lionel Messi tells the definitive story of his incredible career with the Argentina national football team, providing an intimate and unprecedented look at his quest for a legacy-defining World Cup victory.
The series is set to premiere globally on February 21, 2024. You can watch the trailer using the player below.
Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend highlights the thrilling story of the planet’s top living athlete as well as that of his loyal supporters across Argentina and those who made the pilgrimage across the globe.
The series also features the most personal interviews to date with Messi, alongside conversations with teammates, coaches, competitors, devout fans, and commentators testifying to the incredible influence and impact he has on a nation and world stage, along with the grace, fortitude, and willpower he has exhibited throughout his career.
The docuseries charts the dramatic path from his first match with the Argentina national football team to carrying the weight of a country on his shoulders through several elusive World Cup wins, leading to his early retirement in 2016 and, ultimately, the comeback to become a FIFA World Cup champion and be crowned the 2022 tournament’s best player.
Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Tim Pastore (Free Solo, Jane), Emmy and Tony Award winners Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody, and Emmy Award winner Matt Renner (Free Solo, Limitless with Chris Hemsworth) of SMUGGLER Entertainment, alongside Jenna Millman (The Dropout, Tiger) and Juan Camilo Cruz (City of Ghosts, In Her Hands).
The series is produced for Apple by SMUGGLER Entertainment and in association with Pegsa.
In case you missed it, Apple TV+ is streaming the docuseries Messi Meets America as well. From SMUGGLER Entertainment, the series features exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Messi as he makes his debut in the Leagues Cup and Major League Soccer. The six-part series premiered globally on October 11 with three episodes.
Fans in more than 100 countries and regions can also watch Messi take the pitch in 2024 with Inter Miami CF on MLS Season Pass, the subscription service from Apple and Major League Soccer on the Apple TV app.
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