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With the 2014 World Cup just around the corner, Nike plans to release a short animated film called “Last Game” that challenges players to compete at their best.

The film, created by Nike, Widen + Kennedy and Passion Pictures; tells the story of a world where football has been stripped of risk and beauty, and only the world’s greatest players of the sport have a chance to stop the game from extinction. The movie is being promoted through Nike’s latest football campaign “Risk Everything.”

 

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Cristiano Ronaldo, the star forward for Spanish club Real Madrid, showed off a short clip of his “animated self” trapping a ball on the edge of the area as hundreds of mysterious opponents converged.

 

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, striker for French club Paris Saint-Germain, posted a clip of his own animated character that showed both Wayne Rooney and Franck Ribery setting the animated Zlatan up for a scissor-kick that looked destined for the top corner.

 

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Be prepared for Nike’s “Last Game” animated film that will debut exclusively June 9 at 5pm on Nike.com/riskeverything. “This film captures the true heart and soul of football: risk everything, create brilliantly, and play to win always” said Davide Grasso, Chief Marketing Officer for Nike.

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