Vanuatu national team captain and former Auckland City defender Brian Kaltak features in a new documentary series broadcast through FIFA’s online streaming platform, FIFA+.
Captains is a fly-on-the-wall series in which the cameras follow six national team captains through qualification games for this year’s FIFA World Cup.
Kaltak (29), now playing for A-League club Central Coast Mariners, is followed by the film-makers as Vanuatu try to qualify through the Oceania World Cup qualifiers in Doha in March, a series won by New Zealand’s All Whites.
Main photo: Kaltak made more than 50 appearances for Auckland City. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.
Other national captains to feature in the series include Luka Modrić (Croatia), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Andre Blake (Jamaica), Hassan Maatouk (Lebanon) and Thiago Silva (Brazil).
Kaltak’s football career began with the Vanuatu Football Federation’s academy at Teouma before he joined his hometown club, Erakor Golden Star FC.
He moved to New Zealand where he played for Waterside Karori, Tasman United and Auckland City, for whom he played about 50 games after moving to Kiwitea St in 2018.
The eight-part documentary series has been made for FIFA+ and will later appear on Netflix. It’s been made by the same team who produced popular football documentaries The Class of ’92 and Sunderland ‘Till I Die.
A second series of Captains has been confirmed.
FIFA+ was launched in April to provide access to live football matches and football stories from around the world.