TIME World Cup

These Videos Are Guaranteed to Get You Excited for the World Cup

The best ads featuring your favorite World Cup stars

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As the 2014 World Cup in Brazil approaches, excitement is reaching fever pitch.

Everyone from ESPN to Adidas to Nike is touting the games with over-the-top ads starring your favorite players executing some particularly challenging feats on the field.

The action may not begin until June 12, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be watching clips on a constant loop just to get mentally prepared.

This Adidas ad features a dream-like sequence of a soccer game with the intensity of a Game of Thrones episode set to the tune of Kanye West.

If you weren’t feeling patriotic enough today, this ESPN commercial will get your red, white and blue blood pumping.

Any of these young boys kicking soccer balls in the sand in Brazil could one day become the next World Cup all-star.

What if instead of playing as your favorite footballer on a video game, you could transform into him in real life?

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