Vanuatu national team captain Brian Kaltak is one of the subjects of a recently released documentary series through FIFA’s new digital platform, FIFA+.
‘Captains’ is a fly-on-the-wall series detailing six national team captains as they lead their nations through qualification for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
Kaltak, who recently signed a professional contract with A-League side Central Coast Mariners in Australia, is featured alongside 2018 Ballon d’Or winner and Croatia captain Luka Modrić as well as, Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Jamaica’s Andre Blake, Lebanon’s Hassan Maatouk and Brazilian leader Thiago Silva.
For Kaltak, that means footage of Vanuatu’s trip to the Oceania Qualifiers in Qatar in March will feature throughout the documentary.
Featuring eight episodes published exclusively on FIFA+ and then Netflix, Captains: Season 1 was produced by Fulwell 73, with Leo Pearlman, Ben Turner, Gabe Turner and Richard Thompson as Executive Producers. Fulwell 73 are the team behind successful football documentaries such as ‘The Class of 92’ and ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die’.
Speaking about the series, Brazil captain Thiago Silva said: “For me, the FIFA World Cup is the pinnacle of football success, and to be there alongside my compatriots is the greatest honour on the planet.”
“We gave everything on the pitch to qualify, and to have our journey documented so intimately in Captains is an experience like no other. The series captures our emotions, frustrations, ups and downs like few have done before.”
‘Captains’ is filmed around the world for a year and is the latest addition to the FIFA+ Originals content series and a second season is already confirmed, which will follow a selection of captains “soon to be revealed” as they take their nations to the sport’s highest mountain, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
FIFA+ was launched in April this year with the aim of providing access to live football matches from around the globe and unrivalled storytelling around the men’s and women’s game.
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