Pepsi’s World Cup Ad Feat. Messi & Co

May 1, 2014
You know the Fifa World Cup is just around the corner when sponsors start releasing their football adverts featuring some of the sport’s biggest stars. Emirates has already done it, putting Cristiano Ronaldo and Pele on a superjumbo, and now it’s Pepsi’s turn. And we’ll be honest, this one is a humdinger of a feel-good football commercial. Set to the backdrop of David Bowie’s classic tune “Heroes” Pepsi has thoughtfully focussed more on host country Brazil and what the World Cup means to its people rather than the stars themselves. That’s not to say this two-minute clip doesn’t have enough world-class players to win your Saturday afternoon five-a-side tournament with their eyes shut. Messi, Robin Van Persie, Sergio Ramos, David Luiz and Sergio Aguero all play cameos. It’s probably the best feel good football advert we’ve ever seen. Well played, Pepsi.