The new Nike Soccer advertisement for the forthcoming World Cup is just as good as every Nike campaign, with unsurprisingly, the biggest names in the sporting world of soccer. The storyline revolves around aspiring youth picturing themselves changing into some of the famous soccer players.
Nike has released the second commercial for its epic "Risk Everything" campaign. Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, and Wayne Rooney are back, but this time around, they are joined by other soccer superstars and a few of the biggest names in the world of sports. The new ad, titled "Winner Stays, plays the song Miss Alissa performed by Eagles of Death Metal. The upbeat pop-rock tune, in addition to its star-studded cast, will make you want to watch the four-minute humour clip over again.
Here are the soccer superstars who complete the massive cast of the new Nike advert: Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gerad Pique, Thiago Silva, Mario Gotze, David Luiz, Andres Iniesta, Gonzalo Higuain, Tim Howard, Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois, in addition to cameo appearances of the following: Irina Shayk, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Kobe Bryant, and The Incredible Hulk.
The ad has quite a few entertaining scenes such as when Sports Illustrated model and Ronaldo's GF blows a flying kiss to the Real Madrid star, Lakers all-star guard Kobe Bryant watching the match, a glimpse a new Nike boot - Magista - which isn't even out in the market yet, and Ronaldo's new Mercurial Superfly deemed as the fastest boot ever. Furthermore, there was a clip that features mixed martial artists and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters Jon Jones and Anderson Silva. Then there were some hilarious parts like when David Luiz was shown with what appears to be a clone of him and an aspiring soccer player turning into Incredible Hulk.
Of course, the turning point would be when Ronaldo was forced to step back to let a teenager take the penalty who was willing to risk everything, just like the message that the campaign aims to put across.
Watch the awesome video here.
According to Nike's chief marketing officer David Grasso, they want to connect to those people who share the same passion for soccer, regardless if those people are the best World Cup players, or if those people simply play in the streets. "'Winner Stays' taps into an experience that every young player around the world will recognize - competition with friends and the idea of playing with your heroes or pretending to be them," Mr. Grasso said.
Is it the best Nike commercial of all time? What do you think? Watching the soccer superstars take to the pitch, scoring volleys, and making last-ditch tackles would certainly make the crowd go wild.
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