A documentary about the impact of football on Croatia in the 1990s
Personal insights from famous Croatian footballers in this leading sports and political chapter in the country
Part of the amazing FIFA + Originals series on the platform
The new free digital platform FIFA +, which aims to bring football closer to fans around the world with first-class content, exclusively presents the documentary “Croatia: defining a nationDirected by Lewis Miles.
The film, which can be viewed from May 30, offers a close look at how football unified Croatia in the 1990s, when the nation was striving for political independence against all odds, and traces the development of the country and a group of players closely linked to the nation’s emergence through its sporting success.
A number of former Croatian national footballers such as Igor Stimak, Slavin Bilic and Zvonimir Boban, who embody this sporting and political chapter in the country like no one else, provide detailed insight.
The film was made for FIFA+ by acclaimed director Lewis Miles (Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never Play Football, Liverpool FC: The 30 Year Wait) with producers Mark Pougatch and Ana Muhar Blanquart, as well as David Kempshall and James Craggs.
Lewis Miles said of the film: “It was very important to tell this story. Realizing this project with Team FIFA+ was incredible. It is an intense story full of resistance, but one full of hope and optimism. I hope the whole world will watch and learn how a small group of individuals have set the stage. Brave the way for all generations to come.”
FIFA+ Editor-in-Chief James Abraham added: “The FIFA+ Originals are designed to bring football to life and its untold stories. ‘Croatia: Defining a Nation’ is a story that does just that and impressively demonstrates the power of football to bring people together.”
Croatia: Defining A Nation will be available on FIFA+ for all web and mobile devices in a total of five languages (English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish).
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The platform was launched in April, a milestone in the history of FIFA. FIFA+ provides access to live football matches from around the world, interactive matches, news, tournament information, unique video content featuring truly global stories from men’s and women’s football and much more like the Originals series.
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