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Top 10 soccer commercials of all time

Brazil’s Ronaldo knows how to fill the time at an airport ... if you can believe the commercial he and his teammates were in.
Brazil’s Ronaldo knows how to fill the time at an airport ... if you can believe the commercial he and his teammates were in. The Associated Press

It’s just a matter of hours until the U.S. men’s national soccer team plays against Belgium, and fans are understandably nervous. To relieve some of that pressure, here are the top 10 best soccer commercials ever:

1. My personal favorite, from 1998, is of the Brazilian team killing time at the airport. This has a simply wonderful ending:

2. Here’s a great David Beckham ad that’s a nod to the Mean Joe Greene commercial from a loooooong time ago:

3. Homer Simpson, Roger Federer, a down-and-out Wayne Rooney, and so much more:

4. The Take It To The Next Level ad, which was directed by Guy Ritchie, also has a bunch of cameos:

5. This one was before DVRs allowed us to stop the action:

6. From 2006 comes a commercial with many, many stars:

7. And natural follow-up to the previous commercial is out this year:

8. This is a clever one with a payoff at the end:

9. What happens before a game? Well, this could happen:

10. And, last but not least, here is NBC Sports’ promotional spot(s) for English Premier League coverage. The ad features Kansas City’s Jason Sudeikis:

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