The Brazil World Cup Advert Is Everything We Need Today
Brazil have really amped up our World Cup excitement by releasing an advert ahead of the tournament in Russia and yes it includes Ronaldo and an airport!
In 1998 Brazil were still an exotic wonderment of samba football, to a young Ryan anyway, they had magnificent players like Rivaldo, Cafu, Roberto Carlos, Ze Roberto, Denilson and of course Ronaldo.
Brazil had won the World Cup four years previously beating USA and Ronaldo was already a two time World Player of the Year despite only being 21.
The infamous yellow kits and the stories of the team from 1970 along with them having world renowned names, even in a pre social media era, and being the current holders made them a dream for the first World Cup I was able to watch and take in properly.
However the thing that stood them out above everyone else was the bloody brilliant Nike advert that came out before the tournament of the team playing in the airport.
Well now the kit manufacturer has pulled off another brilliant advert from Coutinho nutmegging Willian to Ronaldo trying to redeem himself at the airport:
This summer Brazil are once again one of the favourites for the tournament and they'll be desperate to redeem themselves from the embarrassment at home four years ago when they lost 7-1 to Germany in the semi finals.
They continued their preparation for Russia against Croatia on Sunday at Anfield. They won 2-0 with Neymar returning from over three months out to score and Roberto Firmino adding a second in familiar surroundings.
With those two along with the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus, Willian, Marcelo and Douglas Costa at Tite's disposal it would take a very brave man to bet against them.
The Selecao have to face Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in their group and will be expected to go through in top spot.
After that they would face the runners up from Group F so either Mexico, Sweden or South Korea most likely.
There's nothing more wonderfully nostalgic than the 1998 Brazil side and their brilliant advert, perhaps 20 years later the new breed can go one better.