NEW! ESPN's World Cup Ad Full Of Memorable Moments From Past World Cups

worldcupNot only is it an Olympics year, it’s also a World Cup one. The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil takes place from June 12- July 13 and ESPN, the U.S. English rights holder for the event, launched a 1:45 online video that takes soccer fans on a stroll down memory lane, highlighting some of the World Cup’s most memorable moments. Interspersed with the shots of Brazilian culture and kids playing soccer in the streets, beaches and soccer fields are pictures of Pele celebrating a win in 1970; Paolo Rossi hoisting the cup for Italy in 1982; Cameroonian striker Roger Milla’s famous dance in 1990; and a quick glimpse of a young David Beckham sporting a blond Mohawk. The spot ends with a look at today’s soccer phenoms who are playing in this year’s World Cup: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mario Balotelli, Robin van Persie, and Neymar. Watch it here. Fun fact: Brazil has won the World Cup a record five times. Scott Duncan Films/Other Films produced the campaign.

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