The Best World Cup Commercials From Around the World
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014—With the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup a few hours away, following is a list of the best commercial advertisements from around the world.
The Sun (UK)
The British newspaper pulled off an amazing commercial with a cute song and an even cuter dog at the end.
Cerveza Cristal (Chile)
Chile Mete Miedo! in the style of a Hollywood horror flick.
This commercial from the Italian channel prompted a threat from the archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro to sue for up to 21 million Brazilian real ($9.5 million).
It’s happened to everyone: you’re recording a game and spend the entire day avoiding the results.
Pepsi’s Mexico commercial recruited former players for a great commercial dedicated to fans.
What happens when soccer fans meet their favorite players?
Brazilian Victoria’s Secret model, Adriana Lima faces an American football team: “For one month, let’s all be futbol fans.”
TyC Sports (Argentina)
No offense to the Pope, but if anyone thought Argentineans didn’t believe they were God’s gift to the world, this ad should settle it. Good commercial, though.
Banco de Chile (Chile)
The Chilean miners rally their team.
This Candid-Camera style video is hilarious, featuring the Ghost of 50.
Lays (Latin America)
Short, cute video with Iker Casillas and Lionel Messi.
Debut of the German 2014 soccer jersey.
DirecTV (Latin America)
Starring Oliver Stone, Kun Agüero, Radamel Falcao and David Luiz.
A commercial with some of the best moments from past World Cups.
Itaú Bank (Brazil)
The world becomes a soccer stadium.
This commercial features players from the Spanish national team in disguise living a day in someone else’s shoes.
We all speak Portuguesiño…
Part of the “Risk Everything” campaign, this commercial is full of stars.
The airline features Brazilian players trying to get back home to play—at all costs.
Awesome commercial by the fast food chain, featuring regular people doing amazing things with a soccer ball. Who says girls can’t play soccer?
Kobe Bryant shows his love for soccer. Who do you collect?
Which is your favorite?