1. Nike Soccer – The Last Game
Of all the world cup ads I’ve watched this is the only one that’s in animation. And it’s awesome. It stars the original Ronaldo as Nick Fury. That alone is worth watching the ad for. The ad also features animated versions of Christiano Ronaldo,Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Franck Ribery among others taking on evil clones to restore the unpredictability in football.
2. Adidas – The Dream : all in or nothing ft music by Kanye West
This is a call to arms from the team at Adidas. ‘Destiny is not fate. You have a choice. Fear or be feared. Hunt or be hunted. Evolve or die. Now or never. It’s black or white. all in or nothing.’
Sidebar: Bastian Schweinsteiger has the coolest name in world football. If I was German and I was good that good at football my name would definitely be Bastian Schweinsteiger. Just feels awesome saying it. Bastian Schweinsteiger.
3. Beats by Dre – The Game Before The Game ft Neymar Jr, LeBron James, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rio Ferdinand, Serena Williams, and Thierry Henry.
This ad plays out like a trailer to a major Hollywood blockbuster. Narrated by Neymar da Silva Sr the ad looks at the behind the scenes preparations of the world’s most elite football players … ‘Before the goals, before the glory, there is an unseen game played in the locker room.’
4. MacDonald’s GOL! FIFA Brasil World Cup 2014
Despite fitness and McDonald’s not exactly being the best of friends, the fast food giants have come up with a very tricky ad involving some of the coolest moves ever performed with a football. Highlights include one man kicking a ball from a moving truck, over a bridge and into a bucket two metres in front of him.
5. Nike Soccer: Winner Stays ft Ronaldo, Neymar Jr, Wayne Rooney etc
A great ad that involves a bunch of kids having a game of football and imitating their idols before literally turning into their idols.