Gatorade's Latest: Could There Really Be a Soccer Fairy Godmother?

Check out the Cinderella-like magic of Gatorade's new soccer commercial.

Soccer circle

Gatorade's latest TV spot has us excited for this summer's World Cup. "The world's best soccer players create magic on the field," says Gatorade. In the commercial below, Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, David Luiz, and Landon Donovan put in some serious work on the practice field. In the background, the, er, anthem from Disney's Cinderella plays—you know, when the pumpkin and mice turn into the horse and carriage?

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We're not sure these star players qualify as Cinderella stories, but the lighthearted song certainly makes the sweat and grit it takes to get to the top seem all the more worthwhile, however strenuous. At the same time, the hard work and grinding seem a bit surreal, somehow so routine that it almost (almost!) looks easy. See for yourself:

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