World Cup 2022: Nike Footballverse: The best World Cup commercial reveals who is better: 2006’s Ronaldo or 2022’s Mbappe?

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.

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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).

Kylian Mbappe.

Ronaldo (2022, 2002 and 1998 versions).

Ronaldinho (2006 version).

Alex Morgan.

Virgil Van Dijk.

Sam Kerr.

Kevin DeBruyne.

Leah Williamson.

Phil Foden.

Carli Lloyd (2015 version).

Christian Jr.

Shane Kluivert.

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.

World Cup 2022: France in trouble at Qatar 2022: Christopher Nkunku misses World Cup with injury

France loses one of its attacking references. Christopher Nkunku, R.B. Leipzig striker, has seen his World Cup come to an end before it has even begun. In an action with Camavinga in training on Tuesday, the striker went to the ground with a sore left knee. After undergoing medical tests, the French national team has issued a statement explaining that Nkunku will not be able to take part in the World Cup and is leaving the training camp.

How did Nkunku get injured?

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“Christopher Nkunku will not take part in the World Cup. The RB Leipzig striker left Tuesday’s training session before the end with an injury to his left knee. Unfortunately, radiological examinations carried out in the evening revealed that it was a sprain.”

The French Football Federation says that a medical file has been sent to FIFA so that the injured player can be replaced. The name of Christopher Nkunku’s replacement will be announced once FIFA has validated the medical file. According to RMC Sport, the replacement could be Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani.

Nkunku’s absence joins those of Kimpembe, Pogba and Kant, three other key players in the French national team who will not be able to defend the title in Qatar.