The World Cup kicks off today in Brazil when the host nation takes on Croatia -- but the battle for the sports advertising throne is already underway.
Here's a rundown of some of the best World Cup commercials that have been released:
Nike's "Risk Everything" advertisement has racked up more than 75 million views, thanks to appearances from some of soccer's biggest stars, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Tim Howard, Neymar and Wayne Rooney. Also, look out for a cameo by the Incredible Hulk during an epic corner kick.
Argentina's Leo Messi puts his game face on in "All in or Nothing" from Adidas, which features a soundtrack from Kanye West. The commercial has been viewed more than 33.7 million times on YouTube.
Nike's "The Last Game" features an animated cast of soccer's biggest stars, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Neymar and Tim Howard as they contend with "perfect" soccer clones who "play it safe." Who wins? Find out by watching the video below, which has been viewed more than 27.2 million times.
If you've ever wanted to see soccer greats David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane kick around the ball inside a house, check out "House Match" from Adidas, which has been viewed more than 14.1 million times.
Want to know how some of the best players prepare for the game? Check out this commercial from Beats By Dre. Look out for appearances by Neymar, Lil Wayne, Rio Ferdinand, Thierry Henry, Serena Williams and others. The commercials has more than 8.9 million views to date.
Machines take over the World Cup preparation in this commercial from Kia Motors, which has more than 8.6 million views and counting.
Check out what happens when a bunch of Hyundais caravan to Brazil for the World Cup. This advertisement from the auto maker has garnered more than 4 million hits on Youtube.
There aren't any soccer stars in this commercial from McDonald's, which instead features regular people making some incredibly trick shots. The commercial has been viewed more than 1.6 million times.
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