To celebrate the release of Next Goal Wins, the latest comedy from Taika Waititi, we had the pleasure of sitting down with the cast and filmmaker to find out more about this festive football treat.

Based on the 2014 documentary of the same name, Next Goal Wins follows Dutch American football coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) who faces the option of being fired or accepting an almost impossible task: to convert the American Samoa national team, considered one of the weakest football teams in the world, into an elite squad.

Chatting to Fassbender, Kaimana (who played Jaiyah), Waititi and Jaiyah Saelua, the real-life American Samoa player and FIFA ambassador, we chat about the lure of the story, challenges of bringing the beautiful game to life on the big-screen, inspirations and aspirations, showcasing a different side to football and highlighting the tremendous work done to change the nature of it, football knowledge, VAR and much more in-between.

You can watch the full interviews below:

Next Goal Wins opens in UK cinemas on Boxing Day.