The Other Final

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The Other Final
Bhutan archery.jpg
Event Friendly
Date 30 June 2002
Venue Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu
Referee England Steve Bennett
Attendance 25,000

The Other Final is a 2003 documentary film, directed by Johan Kramer, about a football match between Bhutan and Montserrat, the then-lowest ranked teams in the FIFA World Rankings. The game was played in the Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu, Bhutan. Bhutan won the game 4–0. The referee was Englishman Steve Bennett.


The movie was made after the Netherlands, a team that normally qualifies, failed to do so for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Matthijs de Jongh could not cheer on the Dutch side during the World Cup, so decided to make a documentary about teams that were worse than the Netherlands, and chose these two. The game was played on the morning of the 2002 World Cup Final between Germany and Brazil.[1][2][3][4][5]

Match summary[edit]

30 June 2002
Bhutan  4 – 0  Montserrat
W. Dorji Goal 4'67'78'
D. Chhetri Goal 76'
Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Steve Bennett (England)


The Japanese DVD release includes a sealed plastic pouch inside the case, containing a Bhutanese postage stamp and postcard.


The Other Final claimed two awards:

  • Avignon Film Festival's best documentary (2003)
  • Bermuda International Film Festival - Documentary Prize - Special Mention (2003)


  1. ^ "The Other Final | Interview with Johan Kramer". The Global Game. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  2. ^ " -'s complete coverage of the FIFA World Cup - Bhutan routs Montserrat in 'other final' - Sunday June 30, 2002 05:39 AM". 2002-06-30. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  3. ^ "Globalization - Soccer minnow Bhutan strives for greatness on the pitch". M.Dw.De. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  4. ^ Ulaby, Neda (2006-06-21). "The Minnows of World Soccer". NPR. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  5. ^ Lisa Nesselson (2003-08-26). "The Other Final". Variety. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 

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