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FIFA 09 TV Advert Starring Wayne Rooney: Video

To promote the upcoming release of FIFA 09, EA Sports came up with a remarkable way of advertising the new version of the game. During halftime of the Chelsea against Man United match last weekend that was televised on Sky Sports in England, EA debuted a four minute TV commercial starring Wayne Rooney and Gonzalo Higuain.

The peak UK audience for last weekend’s super Sunday match was 2.2 million. A perfect audience for EA’s new game, I’d say.

Rather than creating a four minute infomercial, the advertisement plays more like a short film featuring Wayne Rooney in the backyard of a northern city playing the game on a giant screen TV, while Real Madrid star Higuain and his adoring fans watch him play in a Spanish square.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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One Response to FIFA 09 TV Advert Starring Wayne Rooney: Video

  1. Ifte says:

    I was in that advert.

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