What would happen if Cristiano Ronaldo switched bodies with a random English kid? Nike provides the answer in their latest (and cool as always) promo for EURO 2016, which kick-offs tomorrow. Check the six minutes-long video below and some behind the scenes insights:
A total of 17 professional soccer players appear in the film: Cristiano Ronaldo, Raheem Sterling, Joe Hart, Harry Kane, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Ross Barkley, Megan Rapinoe, Ricardo Quaresma, Andre Gomes, Jose Fonte, Cedric Soares, Vieirinha, Raphael Varane, Anthony Martial, Sergi Roberto and Javier Mascherano.
United States Women’s Soccer national team star Megan Rapinoe had some fun between takes, juggling a ball despite her formal attire.
This was the first time players got to wear the final versions of their national team uniforms, and some were very excited to see and feel the result of months of testing and feedback.
The video took around five days of filming in Spain. Ronaldo made all of his stunts (including the collision at the beginning), but the car and dog are not his. The kid’s name is Gerson Correia Adua, a 16 years old avid soccer player who speaks fluent English and Portuguese.
Gerson was not the first choice for the part, but the original young man got injured in a car accident and Gerson stepped up for the role, and he delivered.
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