Monday, May 24, 2010

Nike's very cool new World Cup ad

If you are not a fan of the round ball game, forgive me if I start to get a bit hysterical about the upcoming World Cup. This blog is gonna get a dose of football fever in the next month or so. So get on board or ignore.

While I don't normally think that ads for multinational megacorporations need any extra publicity, I have to say this new Nike ad is pretty damn cool. It toys with the idea of how history is made by those brief moments of brilliance on the big stage.

The players featured here are Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Fabio Cannavaro (Italy), Wayne Rooney (England), Franck Ribery (France), Kaka and Ronaldinho (Brazil) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal). Unfortunately the ad's makers didn't reckon with Ronaldinho being shockingly left out of the Brazil squad.


  1. I can't wait till the FIFA World Cup starts!
    Which team are you supporting and who do you think is going to win the "World Cup"?

  2. ^ Well, being Australian, obviously I support Australia. But apart from nationalistic reasons, I don't get all that much joy out of watching the Aussies play - they are not the most entertaining team for a neutral to watch.

    My sentimental favourites are the Ivory Coast - they are entertaining and have a great lineup. Unfortunately, as with the previous World Cup, they have ended up in arguably the toughest group and are unlikely to progress.

    I also like Ghana, but since they are in Australia's group, I will try not to like them too much.

    My tip to win the thing? It's hard to look past Spain. Although Spain always disappoint, they actually look like they might deliver this time.

    Argentina are loaded with talent, but Maradona seems incapable of coaching them properly. Italy are too old, Brazil are not quite as good as they should be, and the same could be said for France and England. Germany are almost good enough but not quite.