The Nike World Cup commercial 2022 is an instant classic. The full version — clocking nearly four and a half minutes — has it all: past and present versions of Cristiano Ronaldo hitting the "SIU!" together, multiple past versions of "O Fenômeno" Ronaldo getting after it, Kylian Mbappé introducing 2006 Ronaldinho to the low wall, Alex Morgan sipping tea, Edgar Davids just being Edgar Davids and so much more.
The film is part of Nike FC's Footballverse, which has its own snazzy website to explore.
Pepsi is not an official sponsor of the 2022 FIFA World Cup — that position belongs to eternal rival Coca-Cola. But a smart way to save money while cashing in on the global phenomenon is by associating with the event in more creative ways — like by getting Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba, Ronaldinho, Fabrizio Romano, RECEBA!!! and Kaljit Atwal to sell your products in a place that vaguely looks like Qatar but isn't.
A poorly animated blue rooster walks out pushing an adidas Tricolore ball.
“We’ll be singing.”
A full-kit wanker in all yellow appears from off screen at a dead sprint.
“When we’re winning.”
The man’s heading straight for the unsuspecting bird.
“We’ll be singing.”
He takes aim.
“I get knocked DOWN.”
With all the verve a late-90s Brit Pop song could possibly muster, Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping” slams you straight into the action.
“But I get up again!”
Megan Rapinoe To Harder & Eriksson: ‘Because You’re Both Beautiful, You’re Not Gay Looking, It Does Break Barriers’
Pernille Harder and Magdalena Eriksson are icons in the women’s soccer world, not just for their accomplishments on the pitch but for the way they’re openly gay in a world that isn’t always accepting of LGBTQ+ people. But even they have heroes, and this week they spoke with one of their role models, USWNT star Megan Rapinoe.
One of the most important aspects of sports is impossible to quantify and nearly undefinable. Team chemistry is often underrated in professional sports, but there’s no doubt any team works better together when people like each other, whether it’s an office or one of the best soccer teams of all time.
To paraphrase the Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart when asked to define pornography, you know team chemistry when you see it. And we definitely see it with the U.S. women’s national team.
The USMNT was humbled by a superior Canada 2-0 on Sunday in World Cup qualifying. The best American male player, Christian Pulisic, was largely ineffective during the massive showdown between the top two teams in Concacaf right now. The Chelsea winger attempted four dribbles, failing to complete a single one.
Maybe Pulisic should’ve taken some notes from Sprout the camel.
Nothing says Christmas like an awkwardly animated claymation holiday story. While Season 2 of “Ted Lasso” gave us the series’ first Christmas episode, the creators of the beloved comedy surprised fans with a one-off Ted Lasso Christmas episode this week.