Why are 7 year-olds so compelling? Maybe it’s their humble honesty even at a game heavy with egos.
Screenshot from film by El Cangrejo
IN SPAIN, 7 year-olds are gaining a lot of press in the soccer realm, some for their virtuosity and others for their complete lack of skill. The Margatania F.C. team outside of Barcelona consists of 14 kids who have never scored a goal – onside at least – nor won a game but still have managed to gain an internet following and clearly the interest of a professional production house.
This short was created for the players’ parents and close friends, not to be used for commercial purposes, but the film’s appeal has stretched beyond this initial circle. The producers hope to spend more time with these kids, following the team’s success or lack thereof.