There's now talk of a Nike commercial curse after the stars featured in the elaborate three-minute ad titled "Write the future" have been eliminated from the 2010 World Cup with their teams before
the quarterfinal stage.
The commercial, which imagines the players' future in the event of World Cup success or failure, includes Wayne Rooney (England), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Franck Ribery (France), Fabio Cannavaro (Italy) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal). Making cameos in the ad are the USA's Landon Donovan and Tim Howard.
The Brazilian star featured is Ronaldinho. Brazil reached the quarterfinals but Ronaldinho wasn't included in Coach Dunga's squad.