Here’s an amazing 5-minute short by Nike. While not an official World Cup ad, it’s obviously targeted at the event.
Set in the not too distant future, our brightest football stars have been replaced by autobot clones who play to the letter, risking nothing. Soon these clones frustrate their originals into retirement.
Dejected, the starts move on to ordinary lives that pale their once glorious footballing career. But not for too long. Ronaldo (The Phenomenon, not CR7) manages to regroup and bolster them for one last game against the clones. A game where they will risk everything – a death match where the first to score wins. No second chance.
Can they save the beautiful game?