Written in the Stars, the Official Film of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, is available now on FIFA+ (https://www.fifa.com/fifaplus/en/watch/movie/5mxDnmKbx2FmDeiEGknA5G).
Narrated by Welsh actor and football fan Michael Sheen, the 1hour 34minutes 6seconds feature-length documentary takes viewers behind the scenes of the first-ever FIFA World Cup to be held in the Middle East, a FIFA statement said.
From 172 goals scored to five billion people engaged, a host of new records were set during what was a record-breaking FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Inside the stadiums, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 was enjoyed by 3.4mn spectators – up from 3mn in 2018 – who were treated to a spectacular and historic tournament. As many as 172 goals ensured that Qatar 2022 became the highest-scoring FIFA World Cup in history, overtaking the previous highest total of 171, set in both 1998 and 2014.
The documentary takes viewers behind the scenes at matches, shows all the action from previously unseen camera angles, and shows the enormous global appeal of the tournament through the perspective of fans watching around the world.
"It is a story that was written in the stars, one that follows the 32 teams – including Argentina and Lionel Messi, one of the greatest players in the history of the game – that saw new landmarks achieved in a journey that saw Argentina secure their place in football history in one of the most unforgettable football matches ever played," the statement added.