Pepsi joyfully crashing Africa’s soccer party

You don't have to be a soccer fan to appreciate this warm-spirited spot for Pepsi Max. Set in Africa, which is hosting its first World Cup this summer (in South Africa), it pits several of the world's best players against a team with the ultimate home-field advantage. In addition to stars like Kaká, Lionel Messi, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba, the ad also has a cameo by Akon, whose charitable single "Oh Africa" serves as the soundtrack. The print work is colorful, too, with the players decked out in body paint. The only people who'll be grousing about this are the folks at Coca-Cola, the World Cup's supposedly exclusive soft-drink sponsor. 

—Posted by David Griner