(Relaxnews) – The American sportswear giant has revealed its latest soccer commercial ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
A twist on the classic idea of “winner stays on,” the clip sees two teams of teenage footballers facing off on a local field. Except this is a Nike World Cup ad, so there’s always some extra magic…
This time around Portuguese Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and Brazilian star Neymar Jr. are the two key footballing wizards. Rather than just pretending to be their favorite players, the film sees the kids able to change themselves into the world’s most talented footballers as the park they’re playing in is transformed into a giant stadium.
The Barcelona and Real Madrid talismans are ably supported by a cast of top footballing talent including England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, Sweden and Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimović, Barcelona and Spain duo Gerard Piqué and Andrés Iniesta, and Napoli and Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuaín.
If that wasn’t enough, there’s also room for Bayern Munich’s Mario Götze, Chelsea and Belgium attacker Eden Hazard, PSG and Brazil captain Thiago Silva, Italy and Juventus midfield general Andrea Pirlo, Chelsea and Brazil star David Luiz (who crops up twice due to a magical mishap) as well as two goalkeepers: Belgian Thibaut Courtois (currently on loan from Chelsea at Atlético Madrid) and Everton and USA keeper Tim Howard.
As usual there are plenty of cameos from fellow sports and entertainment stars including Kobe Bryant, Jon Jones, Irina Shayk and The Incredible Hulk to watch out for. Gear-wise, Nike’s Magista and Mercurial Superfly boots also get their debut in the four-minute ad in an additional game of one-upmanship between Ronaldo and one of the kids.
Check out the ad here: youtu.be/3XviR7esUvo