Trailer: Michael Fassbender Leads Underdog Comedy NEXT GOAL WINS

“Coach… you’ve got the tough job on the island.” The first trailer for Taika Waititi’s latest offering, NEXT GOAL WINS, has been released. Arriving in Irish cinemas later this year, NEXT GOAL WINS follows the American Samoa soccer team, infamous for their brutal 31-0 FIFA loss in 2001. With the World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick Dutch coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) hoping he will turn the world’s worst soccer team around in this heartfelt underdog comedy.


Penned by Waititi and Iain Morris (‘The Inbetweeners,’ ‘Flight of the Conchords’), NEXT GOAL WINS is a narrative adaptation of Mike Brett and Steve Jamison’s award-winning 2014 documentary of the same name chronicling Rongen’s efforts of redeeming the lowly team.