World football governing body FIFA has released a three-episode series on the life and career of talismanic Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri in recognition of his achievements and goal-scoring exploits.
FIFA announced that the three episodes are available on FIFA+, its streaming platform.
“You know all about Ronaldo and Messi, now get the definitive story of the third highest scoring active men’s international. Sunil Chhetri | Captain Fantastic is available on FIFA+ now,” the FIFA tweeted from its World Cup handle.
The three-part series is named ‘Captain Fantastic’ and is available on FIFA+. The first episode of the series travels back to Chhetri’s early days as India’s talismanic captain.
This saga uncovers unseen tales of the captain, from his precocious pre-teen anguish to the early sparks of his romance with his future wife all leading up to his India debut at the age of 20.
The second episode of the series follows Chhetri beginning to excel for the national team and gradually establishing himself as a mainstay.
The third episode shows Sunil Chhetri achieving the pinnacle of both his professional and personal life.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (September 28) hailed Indian football team captain Chhetri after FIFA released a three-episode series on the player’s life and career, and said this will boost the sport’s popularity in India.
Sunil Chettri failed to add goals to his tally after Team India was given a reality check by Vietnam on Tuesday.
The Blue Tigers were handed a 0-3 drubbing in the second and final match of the Hung Thinh Friendly Football Tournament. India had opened the campaign with 1-1 draw against Singapore before being handed a drubbing by the highest ranked opponent.
FIFA had earlier released a feature-length documentary on the life of Brazilian legendary footballer Ronaldinho, an eight-part series on six captains who would be taking their teams to glory in the 2022 Football World Cup at Qatar, and a series of interviews in which English football legend Gary Lineker talks to different World Cup Golden Boot winners.