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‘Croatia: Defining A Nation’ feature-length documentary to premiere on FIFA+ from 30 May

Croatia: Defining A Nation: Feature-length documentary to premiere on FIFA+ on 30 May

(Photo: FIFA+)

World football’s governing body FIFA last month week entered the digital sports streaming business with the launch of the FIFA+ platform. 

The streaming platform has just announced that the feature-length documentary Croatia: Defining A Nation will stream on the platform from 30 May 2022. 

The film is an intimate portrayal of how the power of football helped unite a nation during the extreme adversity of Croatia’s fight for political independence during the 1990s. 

Croatia: Defining A Nation: Feature-length documentary to premiere on FIFA+ on 30 May

(Photo: FIFA+)

It charts Croatia’s journey off the pitch, as well as a group of players whose lives became inextricably linked with the birth of a nation through great success on it. 

Featuring in-depth interviews with a host of former Croatian national team players who became synonymous with this period in football and political history, including Igor Štimac, Slaven Bilić and Zvonimir Boban

Croatia: Defining A Nation: Feature-length documentary to premiere on FIFA+ on 30 May

Zvonimir Boban (Photo: FIFA+)

The film is brought to FIFA+ by acclaimed director Louis Myles (Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never to Play Football, Liverpool FC: The 30-Year Wait), alongside producers Mark Pougatch and Ana Muhar Blanquart, David Kempshall and James Craggs.

Speaking on the film, Louis Myles said: “Telling this story was so important and the journey in making it alongside the FIFA+ team has been incredible. It is a tale rich and deep in adversity, but one also full of hope and optimism. I hope the world gets to experience it and learn how the heroics of a small group of brave individuals created a blueprint for all that followed them.” 

Croatia: Defining A Nation: Feature-length documentary to premiere on FIFA+ on 30 May

Slaven Bilić (Photo: FIFA+)

FIFA+ Commissioning Editor, James Abraham, added: “The purpose of the FIFA+ Originals content is to bring the game of football and its untold stories to life. Croatia: Defining A Nation is one such story which does exactly that and is a brilliant demonstration of the power of football to unite.”

Croatia: Defining A Nation will be available across all web and mobile devices on the FIFA+ platform. It will be available at launch in five language editions (English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese).

Croatia: Defining A Nation: Feature-length documentary to premiere on FIFA+ on 30 May

Zlatko Dalić (Photo: FIFA+)

Watch the trailer below:

CROATIA: DEFINING A NATION – TRAILER from Fever Media on Vimeo.

Croatia: Defining A Nation: Feature-length documentary to premiere on FIFA+ on 30 May

(Photo: FIFA+)

FIFA+ earlier announced the 8-parr series Captains from Fulwell 73 that follows captains from six teams – Brazil, Croatia, Gabon, Vanuatu, Jamaica and Lebanon – as they lead their squads through the qualifying rounds for this year’s World Cup in Qatar. No date has been announced yet for that.

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