World Cup 2022: Messi plays against his younger self in latest Adidas advert

Lionel Messi revealed last month that the World Cup in Qatar 2022 would be his last. This will be his final attempt at getting his hands on the one trophy that has eluded him in his illustrious career. He came close in 2014, when Argentina was narrowly beaten by Germany 1-0 in the final.

To mark Messi’s last ever World Cup, Adidas have released a new pair of special edition boots for ‘Leo’ to wear at this World Cup, which are inspired by the first ever pair he wore in his debut tournament in 2006.

The sports brand has also created a new advert as part of their ‘impossible is nothing campaign’, with none other than Messi himself. The ad is spectacular: it brings to life the iconic younger versions of the player which we have seen at the various World Cups since 2006.

In the 30 second video, Messi plays against himself in a ‘rondo’. With a combination of impressive artificial intelligence and the PSG man himself, Adidas were able to create a video which is a worthy homage to arguably one of football’s greatest and most iconic players.

The video features various of the looks we have seen Messi sport over the years such as the long-haired Leo from the mid 2000’s as well as the cropped look he had when he played from Maradona’s Argentina.