One of the most beautiful things about soccer, particularly from an American perspective, is the absence of being bombarded by advertisements for a duration as long as the game itself. But when commercials are done right, they can become synonymous with the event and sometimes even more memorable.
Here are five commercials that made us laugh, marvel and feel inspired over the course of the last year.
Thierry Henry for Sky Sports
Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp for Budweiser UK
David Beckham and Kevin Hart for H&M
Cristiano Ronaldo for Nike