Whisper has produced a new series for FIFA’s streaming service, FIFA+, All Roads Lead Down Under, showcasing the journey to FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

The six-part documentary provides an “intimate, behind-the-scenes portrayal of the extraordinary journey undertaken by over 170 national women’s football teams to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.”

The series has crews embedded in multiple international teams and visits players in their hometowns, meets their families and tells the elite athletes’ unique stories including “race, sexuality, social inequality, adversity and triumph

Charlotte Burr, FIFA Director of Strategy, Digital and FIFA+, said: “All Roads Lead Down Under is a truly groundbreaking series for FIFA+ and demonstrates the lengths and depths we go to bring the beautiful game to life. FIFA+ is the home of the game’s best storytelling, and we’re so excited to see this landmark series go live at such a pivotal time for women’s football.”

FIFA’s Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman added, “The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is a monumental event for women’s football, and All Roads Lead Down Under truly captures the essence of this global spectacle and what it takes to qualify.

“The series not only showcases the remarkable talent and determination of the participating teams but also serves as a testament to the immense growth and progress of women’s football on a global scale.”

Chris Grubb, Creative Director, Whisper: “Whisper has a long-lasting legacy of showcasing Women’s football and our BAFTA award-winning team were excited to partner with FIFA in developing one of the most ambitious sports documentary series ever.

“For the last two years our teams have been on every continent, following the highs and lows of the national teams, as they battled to qualify for the World Cup. We have spoken to some of the greats of the game, including Megan Rapinoe and Lucy Bronze and some lesser-known players who started their journey in some of the most remote places on earth.

“Fascinating themes of race, sexuality and social inequality are explored as we were witness to the inexorable rise of this wonderful game.”

“Our in-house team have delivered an incredible range of premium documentaries over the last three years and this FIFA+ original is a series like no other. “

All episodes are available NOW on FIFA+.

Jon Creamer

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