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GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is too indifferent to get on a plane and fly to Brazil, so he enjoys World Cup 2014 from the relative comfort of Queens, NYC. Final score: Triumph 3 Uruguay 1.
The New York Times profiles the members of a visually impaired soccer club in Brazil. Blind football or five-a-side is played all over the world and even has its equivalent of the World Cup, which is played at the Paralympics.
Vat19 has started stocking a gigantic six-foot inflatable soccer ball. To show off its capabilities, they responded to reader questions, including how it performs when filled with helium. The answer? Awesomely.
This promo for Nissin Cup Noodles has nothing to do with ramen, but it does have freestyle world champ Tokuda Kotaro in a samurai outfit doing awesome football tricks, so that’s all that matters. Now, we’re gonna go eat some noodles.
Writing for the New York Times, director Jerome Thelia said, “As soon as I saw a photograph of an African soccer ball, stitched together from old rags in the geometric patterns so familiar to us, I wanted to tell its story.”
In its latest episode, Last Week Tonight reminded us that the beautiful game is governed by a “comically grotesque” organization. If you think EA sucks, wait ’til you hear about FIFA – the 2 Girls, 1 Cup of non-profits.
McDonald’s is cashing in on World Cup fever, but forget whatever it is they’re promoting. Let’s just thank their ad agency for rounding up these talented soccer trick shot specialists for this awesome commercial. You’re welcome.
When skilled robots make soccer’s stars obsolete and the sport boring, Il Fenomeno rallies his successors. This animated short is the soccer equivalent of Space Jam. We wouldn’t entrust the future of the sport to Tim Howard though.
Mexican department store chain Coppel takes a page from Uncle Drew. They dressed up freestyle football champ Séan Garnier as an old man and had him join a local futsal game. It’s obviously staged, but it’s still fun to watch.
While we usually see Rémi Gaillard mercilesslyprankingfolks, he also knows his way around a (soccer) football. In celebration of the 2014 World Cup, Rémi shows off one trick shot for each of the 32 FIFA finalists.
Football freestyler John Farnworth demos his ball control with this gorgeous, limited-edition football made from Paul Smith’s signature print leather. They don’t recommend playing actual games with it, but the ball is a great display piece.
Adidas matches Nike’s World Cup ad with its own star-studded promo. Featuring Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez, Luis Suarez and more. The backing track is a taste of Kanye West’s upcoming single God Level.
Nope, it’s not a brand new Samsung phone. The company enlisted Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and nine other top soccer players as the Galaxy 11 in this cheesy science fiction ad, with none other than Der Kaiser as their mentor.
Amazingly, Citröen’s new commercial isn’t promoting any of its vehicles. The car maker is going all in for its country in this hilariously irreverent call to arms. In the words of Bruce Anthony Buffer: Iiiits…time!
A turf war between kids at a local soccer field turns into an all-out war when they invoke their heroes. And the wrong Hulk shows up. Nike Football pulls out all the stops in their star-studded commercial. (Thanks Gian!)
Nico Calabria was born without his right leg or hip, but that didn’t stop him from playing soccer competitively. You’re dead inside if this ad for Powerade doesn’t give you the feels. Support Nico’s dream of playing World Cup soccer here.
In this promo clip for Castrol Edge motor oil, Hoonigan Ken Block plays a little game of football with FIFA World Cup player Neymar Jr. to see if its easier to score goals with your cleats or with a Ford Fiesta ST RX43.
FootGolf is a relatively new sport that mixes the leisurely pace of golf with the playful spirit of football. They really need to reconsider the required attire though. Hey Becks and Juninho! You seeing this? Money!
The 12th man for the Ukrainian soccer club Sevastopol is not the Human Torch. Fans lobbed burning projectiles onto the field causing play to be suspended when the opposing team got in scoring position during a recent match. Lame on!
(NSFW: Language) “Ties, and no playoffs. Why do you even do this?” Jason Sudeikis plays an American football coach who somehow ends up managing the Tottenham Hotspur in this inspired ad for NBC Premiere League.
The 2nd semi-final between Championship teams Watford and Leicester ended in stunning fashion. Watford went from certain defeat to winning with an unbelievable sequence in the dying seconds of the game. Skip to 3:30.
Lionel Messi is arguably the best footballer to have ever played the game. At just 25 years old, he’s won the Ballon d’Or 4 times, the only player to do so. But can he win a penalty shootout against a robot?