We are just a few days away from the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup and different brands are doing their best to score a goal with the spectators. One of them is Nike, which released a spectacular commercial with a multiverse of soccer stars.
What is the Footballverse all about?
The incredible commercial is titled The FC Footballverse and begins with a one-on-one between Mbapp and Ronaldinho. In an almost 5-minute video, Nike brought together several soccer idols from the past few years who compete in “a scientific experiment” to see who is the best player among them all.
Stars such as Kylian Mbapp, Ronaldhino, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alex Morgan are teleported into a laboratory to demonstrate their skills to the rhythm of the iconic 80s song Weird Science by Oingo Bongo.
Notably absent is another living soccer legend, Lionel Messi, but considering that Adidas, Nike’s historic rival, usually responds to these ads, we’d be surprised to see him in an ad.
Who’s involved in the Footballverse?
Things get out of hand and the scientists decide to rescue many more players from other eras, leaving a show that many would pay to see in real life. The cast of stars that appear is on par with Nike’s greatest productions, and the list is made up of none other than:
Cristiano Ronaldo (2022 and 2004 version).
Ronaldo (2022, 2002 and 1998 versions).
Ronaldinho (2006 version).
Virgil Van Dijk.
Carli Lloyd (2015 version).
Edgar Davids (2000 version).
“Footballverse exemplifies Nike’s long-held belief that the future of sport has infinite potential, and encourages a new generation of footballers to prove it,” Nike said in a statement.