Football heroes set to star in new series ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup is more than just the game’s greatest players like Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar going toe-to-toe for one unforgettable month of football. It’s about the stories behind the stories, players who have overcome adversity to represent their country, the stars looking to make their name at football’s showpiece event.

Produced in partnership with the Olympic Channel, Warner Bros. Discovery is set to release World At Their Feet – an 11-episode short-form series available to watch on discovery+ and from today (Monday 14 November) – telling some of the most fascinating stories of some of the players who have starred in previous Olympic Games with almost all of them set to light up this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Richarlison (Brazil and Tottenham Hotspur), Sardar Azmoun (Iran and Bayer Leverkusen) and David Raum (Germany and RB Leipzig) are just three of the players to feature – each with their own unique story, each giving a unique insight into their backgrounds, cultures, inspirations, future ambitions and hurdles they have had to overcome to reach the summit of their sport.

The 11 players to feature in the World At Their Feet series are:

• Richarlison, Brazil and Tottenham Hotspur
• Sardar Azmoun, Iran and Bayer Leverkusen
• Alexis Mac Allister, Argentina and Brighton & Hove Albion
• Kaoru Mitoma, Japan and Brighton & Hove Albion
• Chris Wood, New Zealand (did not qualify for Qatar 2022) and Newcastle United
• Imran Louza, Morocco and Watford
• Matthias Ginter, Germany and SC Freiburg
• David Raum, Germany and RB Leipzig
• Cheikhou Kouyaté, Senegal and Nottingham Forest
• Unai Simon, Spain and Athletic Bilbao
• Jan Bednarek, Poland and Aston Villa

Scott Young, SVP content and production at Warner Bros. Discovery Sports, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Olympic Channel on this series, a series that complements the vision and values of Warner Bros. Discovery – reflecting the different cultures and sheer diversity that we will see at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

“Only a very select group of athletes will have, or have had, the opportunity to represent themselves and their country at the two biggest sporting events on the planet – an Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup – and World At Their Feet is the perfect vehicle for these amazing athletes to tell the stories that have shaped them as people.”

The 2022 FIFA World Cup starts on Sunday 20 November with host nation Qatar taking on South American side Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.


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