Over the years, it has been a sort of ritual for Nike to release football ads ahead of the World Cup. However for the 2014 Soccer world cup , Nike has upped the game with its ‘Winner Stays’ ad, featuring most of football’s regality in a four-minute stellar saga of splendidness.
A bunch of kids, meeting for a ‘winner stays’ match, venture into extravagant fantasy land. They turn into football legends involved in an epic and hilarious battle that we can’t help but admire.
The competitors feature the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Gerard Piqué, Gonzalo Higuaín, Mario Götze, Eden Hazard, Thiago Silva, Andrea Pirlo, David Luiz, Andrés Iniesta, Thibaut Courtois, and Tim Howard – a big chunk of soccer royalty from around the world.
One would think that it doesn’t just get any better, right? Wrong!
The ad also features cameos from Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant, Ronaldo’s stunning girlfriend Irina Shayk, UFC fighters Jon Jones and Anderson Silva, as well as none other than The Incredible Hulk.
Check out this awesome ad here:
Here is some reaction to Nike’s spectacular ‘Winner Stays’ from around the web:
That Nike #riskeverything advert is bloody brilliant!— Red (@ThatBoyGiggsy) April 25, 2014