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The Greatest of All Time Takes the World Stage: Watch Messi's Epic World Cup Win in New Documentary Series

by Jason Longshore

The trailer for the much anticipated Apple TV+ documentary series is now out. "Messi's World Cup: The Rise of a Legend" will come out on February 21st all over the world. SMUGGLER Entertainment produced the series, telling the story of Lionel Messi's amazing career and his even more amazing World Cup win in 2022.

Messi speaks in the documentary, reflecting on his career and the wild ride that the 2022 World Cup was for him and Argentina. Fans, teammates, coaches, opponents, and commentators also speak about Messi and his legacy and impact. I can't wait to see it, it's said to be some of the most personal interviews that Messi has ever given about his career.

I said it after the tournament, it was the best final I've ever seen in any competition. I think with time, the tournament itself will go down as one of the most memorable World Cups of all time. Messi's success and that Argentina team are a big reason why. I'm looking forward to watching this series to get an even deeper feel for that title.

“Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend" is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Tim Pastore (“Free Solo,” “Jane”), Emmy and Tony Award winners Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody, and Emmy Award winner Matt Renner (“Free Solo,” “Limitless with Chris Hemsworth”) of SMUGGLER Entertainment, alongside Jenna Millman (“The Dropout,” “Tiger”) and Juan Camilo Cruz (“City of Ghosts,” “In Her Hands”). The series is produced for Apple by SMUGGLER Entertainment and in association with Pegsa.

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