When possessing a yearly advertising budget that puts Iceland’s GDP to shame, the possibilities are endless, as Samsung’s latest high-profile marketing campaign proves beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Teased a while ago with a fairly odd clip starring Leo Messi, the Galaxy 11 “challenge” has been truly kicked off recently with a longer video showing the entire football team draft. But before getting to that, let’s remember what’s at stake.
In a nutshell, Mother Earth’s fate, hanging by a thread following an alien invasion of sorts. Our final hope? One high-stakes game of football. 11 vs. 11, our best of the best against their best of the best.
Now that the silly, nonsensical premise is clear (albeit obviously not logical), let’s see exactly who are the 11, nay 13 athletes enlisted in the Galaxy 11 roster. Why 13 again? Because 11 spots would have never been enough for the US, Asia, Africa, South America and Europe to be all solidly represented. And you wouldn’t want China to feel left out, right?
Anyhoo, it’s good to know German coach Franz Beckenbauer will tackle the match all guns blazing, with 12 attackers and… one goalkeeper. No defenders? Eh, does anyone remember the last time these Aliens qualified for the World Cup? Exactly.
Back to the endless possibilities more money than sense can open up, it’s sure weird to see eternal rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo play under the same flag for once. But seriously now, how much dough do you think it took Samsung to sign CR7 as Messi’s second in command?
Iker Casillas is of course our goal’s guardian angel, then Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao and Mario Götze are probably equally as worthy of trying to rescue us all with their feet. Where do Oscar dos Santos, Wu Lei, El Shaarawy, Victor Moses, Lee Chung-Yong, Landon Donovan and Alexander Kerzhakov fit in the equation? In the racial diversity, politically correct aspect of things, remember?
Source: The Galaxy 11