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ESPN debuts amazing new World Cup ad (Video)

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The World Cup is just around the corner and the hype for the monumental event is building to it’s crescendo. On Thursday, June 12th the host nation Brazil takes on Croatia in the first match of the 2014 World Cup.

Prior to kickoff, ESPN has unveiled a brand new ad for the World Cup, and it is nothing short of sensational. The video exudes a very special and poignant message: While the World Cup is a competition, it is also about unifying the world in sport for just over a month once every four years.

Check out the brand new spot in the video below:

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Everyone around the world from Osaka, Japan to Seattle, Washington will be rushing to their television sets in the wee hours of the morning just to catch a glimpse of the World Cup. The ESPN ad truly hones in on the idea that during the World Cup, we are all in one time zone.

For the Unites States fans, the first game is on Monday June 16th against a familiar foe in Ghana. In the last two world cups, in 2006 and 2010, the US and Ghana have faced off. In both World Cups, the US were eliminated by Ghana by a score of 2-1.

The US will look for retribution against Ghana this time in a stacked group of talented teams. After Ghana, the US will take on Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal on Sunday June 22nd. The final match of the group stage will take place on Thursday June 26th when the US takes on Germany.

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