Animated World Cup video will blow you away

Nike's animated World Cup promo features some of the biggest names in soccer.

Nike's animated World Cup promo features some of the biggest names in soccer.

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:35 PM ET

Leave it to the people at Nike to come up with a mind-bending animated flick to promote the World Cup in Brazil.

Released Monday, Nike Soccer’s “The Last Game” is a five-and-a-half minute promo for the Beautiful Game and includes some of soccer’s biggest stars – Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Wayne Rooney, Zlatan C and Franck Ribery – in animated form.

In the short film, the animated stars take on cloned (robotic?) versions of themselves in a winner-take-all match. In this case, the losers must leave the game for good.

(As an aside, it’s sort of humourous to see Rooney working as a fisherman, Ibrahimovic flogging his book outside a stadium and Ronaldo working as a swimsuit dummy in a sporting goods shop window.)

It’s an interesting twist on the age-old argument that safe soccer – represented in the film by the clones – is better than the “risky” version that brings fans out of their seats.

Really, all it amounts to is another advertising vehicle for Nike and their “Risk Everything” gear.

But it’s a pretty cool way to do it.


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