It's Brazil v Brazil! Samba boys face off against themselves in advert
11:04 GMT, 14 March 2012
The idea of creating a football match with a twist has been a staple of Nike adverts for many years now.
In the past we have had Brazil v an airport, Brazil v Portugal in the tunnel and Brazil v just about everyone at the last World Cup.
So what’s next Well of course it is Brazil v Brazil in what is probably the closest match you could ever see (seeing as the line-ups are exactly the same).
The game reflects that too, with the South American side taking the lead
before equalising shortly after – much to the joy of everyone watching
(including Ronaldo) on both occasions.
Well almost everyone, one man seems to be in a lose-lose situation. Argentina international Javier Mascherano views the action from the comfort of his own home and looks distraught no matter who scores.
It’s easy to tell the former Liverpool midfielder to stop watching, but we have all been there when your local rivals and league rivals go head-to-head in a match in which you would rather see both get defeated.
The advert ends with Neymar and Neymar contesting a 50/50 but you do not get to see the result, only the final message, which roughly translated means to ‘defeat your own shadow.’