After Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ for the first time in over 60 years, Italian maestro and 2006 FIFA World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo has teamed up with football legends to find an alternative nation to support this summer in Russia.
McDelivery on Uber Eats has enlisted eight football icons from around the globe to help find a #TeamForPirlo, as Pirlo gets ready to enjoy the tournament from the sidelines for the first time in 16 years.
The #TeamForPirlo search got off to the worst possible start when things got a little heated. See for yourself.
The all-star line-up includes FIFA World Cup™ winners Cafu (Brazil) and Marcel Desailly (France), alongside international legends Luis Hernandez and Jared Borgetti (Mexico), Harry Kewell (Australia), Rui Patricio (Portugal), Mashahiro Fukuda (Japan) and Alexandre Guimarães (Costa Rica).
The players have been pitching for Pirlo’s support ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ group games which kick off in Russia later this week.
“For the first time I can remember, I was not looking forward to the FIFA World Cup this year,” said Pirlo. “I thought ‘No Italy, no party’ but there is still a summer full of football for me to enjoy as a fan at home with McDelivery from Uber Eats.”
“Without Italy at the tournament, I need a new team to support and I’m looking forward to meeting with some of the most respected footballers in history to help me make a decision!”
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Former team mate Cafu tells Andrea Pirlo why the Samba Boys are going to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Marcel Desailly and Harry Kewell's fight over who Andrea Pirlo should support at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Andrea Pirlo wishes Japan good luck with Masahiro Fukuda
Rui Patricio says Andrea Pirlo only needs one reason to support Portugal
Luis Hernandez and Jared Borgetti explain why Andrea Pirlo should get behind Mexico
Alexandre Guimarães tells Pirlo why Los Ticos are going to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
England's Peter Crouch shows Andrea Pirlo how England will celebrate if they win the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Come back throughout the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ to watch more videos as the #TeamForPirlo search unfolds.
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