Mbappé, Cristiano Ronaldo or Ronaldinho from 2006? Nike confronts the past and present of football in the Footballverse

A few days before the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Nike surprised more than one football fan on social networks with the most recent of its original commercials entitled ‘Footballverse’, which begins with a one-on-one between Kylian Mbappé and Ronaldinho in his version 2006 when he defended the colors of FC Barcelona. In the 4:26 minutes that the spot lasts, several football stars from both the present and the past can be seen, such as Ronaldo (in its 1998, 2002 and current versions), Cristiano Ronaldo (2022 and 2004 versions), Alex Morgan, Virgil Van Dijk, Sam Kerr, Kevin DeBruyne, Leah Williamson, Phil Foden, Carli Lloyd (2015 version), Christian Jr, Shane Kluivert and Edgar Davids (2000 version) competing in “a scientific experiment” to determine the best footballer of them all to the rhythm of the iconic eighties song ‘Weird Science’ by Oingo Bongo. | Credit: Nike Football / YouTube

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