NIKE have launched their World Cup 2022 advert starring some of football’s biggest names both past and present.
Footballers past and present were brought together in Nike’s new World Cup advertCredit: Nike
Kylian Mbappe got to show off some acting skills ahead of QatarCredit: Nike
Ronaldinho had this hilarious reaction upon seeing MbappeCredit: Nike
Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a prominent role in the ad tooCredit: Nike
Brazil legend Ronaldo poked fun at his own iconic haircutCredit: Nike
They then activate a time machine to bring together players from the past and present to face off with one another.
Chaos then descends as more and more players are brought into the “Footballverse”, giving Nike its own unique take on the multi-verse genre that has become popular in cinema in recent years.
Among the big names involved are legends of the past such as Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Edgar Davids.
But it’s far from undersaturated with modern names too.
Phil Foden even gets a hilarious cameo roughly halfway through the video. There are big names from Women’s football too, including Leah Williamson, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd and Sam Kerr.
Nike even blends fictional characters with their real-life pros, with the short-but-sweet cameo of Gouenji Shuuya from Japanese animation series INAZUMA ELEVEN.
The advert ends by teasing football’s next generation, with Cristiano Ronaldo Jr and Shane Kluivert both making appearances throughout the video.
It’s a Nike advert that’s likely to go down among their very best alongside classics such as “Winner Stays On”, “The Last Game” and “The Cage”.
The “Footballverse” saw multiple editions of the same legend in some casesCredit: Nike
Phil Foden enjoyed a hilarious cameo tooCredit: Nike
Nike brought back icons such as Edgar DavidsCredit: Nike
USWNT star Alex Morgan was among those representing the Women’s gameCredit: Nike
A wall was formed as Ronaldinho lined up to take a free kickCredit: Nike
Nike even threw some Japanese animation into the mixCredit: Nike
It was a real surprise for them to add in INAZUMA ELEVEN’s Gouenji ShuuyaCredit: Nike