The countdown is on to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and sports enthusiasts around the globe are gearing up. YouTube has been one of the epicenters of FIFA World Cup anticipation, with excitement building over the last couple of months as inspiring World Cup clips have been uploaded, one after the other. We’ve compiled a few of the best World Cup 2010 clips, perfect for getting you pumped up for a summer of world class football. Gooooooal!!
Nike Write The Future
Nike’s ‘Write The Future’ campaign is the epitome of World Cup 2010 clips. With more than 7.6 million views on YouTube, this epic clip brings together the world’s best players and inspires sports fans to leave their woes behind. After all, who cares about the state of the economy when we have football greats like Christiano Ronaldo, Fabio Cannavaro, Andres Iniesta, Didier Drogba, Wayne Rooney and Ronaldinho?
Pepsi Commercial 2010
For me, this Pepsi ad takes the cake when it comes to brilliant World Cup commercials. Pepsi released this clip, despite the fact that they are not an official sponsor of this year’s FIFA event. The commercial features football stars Thierry Henry, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Lionel Messi, Ricardo Kaka and Andrei Arshavin playing against local African kids in a less than ordinary football match.
Coca Cola History of Celebration
This inspiring Coca Cola clip takes us back twenty years ago, to Cameroonian football player Roger Milla’s first celebratory dance after a goal. Milla’s dance changed goal celebrations forever, with fans and players letting go – celebrating success with dance. You can’t help but smile when watching this great clip.
The Magic Time
The Magic Time compiles all the best FIFA World Cup clips from throughout history, set to the official 2010 World Cup theme song, Waving Flag by K’Naan.
2010 FIFA World Cup: United
This clip is about how FIFA unites the world. For one month every four years we are able to put aside politics, religion, the economy, history, trade, oil and all our other problems and unite over our global love of football.
World Cup 2010 Tourism
South Africans erupt in dance, ready to host the 2010 World Cup in this promotional advertisement for World Cup tourism in South Africa. The sheer excitement of the people in the video makes me want to hop on a plane to experience the rhythm and enthusiasm. This is the first time an African country has had the opportunity to host a sporting event as prestigious as the World Cup.
Sony World Cup 2010 Commercial
This clip isn’t as inspiring as the other World Cup 2010 videos that made our list, but it makes the cut for humor. The clip stars former football greats Kenny Dalglish, Graham Taylor, Stuart Pearce, and Terry Venables, now living in a retirement home and getting ready to watch the World Cup on a brand new Sony TV.
While you are waiting for the 2010 World Cup to get here, watch these videos to rev you up and get pumped for the games to begin! Go Portugal! I love you Ronaldo!! Who are you rooting for?