Join FIFA.com and FIFA TV on a journey to the Caribbean nation of Martinique, where football plays a huge role in daily life - and is set to get even bigger.

Geographically the country may not be the largest, but in the past it has produced some footballing giants. For instance, former France international Thierry Henry has his roots on the island.

Yet Gerard Janvion is the arguably country's most famous son. The defender earned 40 international caps for France and appeared at the 1978 and 1982 FIFA World Cups™.  

The Caribbean island is determined to make waves in the CONCACAF region and is investing its future in developing its most technically gifted youngsters. The strategy has already started to pay dividends, with sustained success in recent years. At the Coupe de l'Outre-Mer (Oversees Football Cup), a tournament for French overseas territories, Martinique twice finished as runners-up (in 2008 and 2012) and were crowned champions in 2010. 

Check out our Video of the Week and discover more about the role of football in the Caribbean idyll.