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The Best Places for YouTube World Cup Highlights: Watch Every GOOOOOOOOAL!!!

Getting the latest updates on the 2018 World Cup is a lot easier now, thanks to the many YouTube channels that will be covering the event. Here are some of the highly recommended places to get your YouTube World Cup highlights.

Best YouTube World Cup highlights: FIFATV

One of the first places where you would want to get your World Cup highlights from is the FIFATV channel. This is the World Cup’s official YouTube channel and features the latest news about the event. It also provides a preview of the upcoming matches.

Besides the highlights, FIFA TV also features a variety of videos that look into various aspects of the World Cup, including:

  • Interviews with players, coaches, and football experts
  • A look back at some of the best World Cup moments.
  • Updates on the Women’s World Cup

Most of the videos are no more than three minutes long, which makes them great for quick watching. FIFATV uploads several videos a day, giving you plenty to watch.

Best YouTube World Cup highlights: ESPN

Sports channel ESPN is always a popular choice when it comes to YouTube World Cup highlights. The channel is well-known for the detailed commentaries made by its team of experts about the teams and the players.

These commentaries will give you a lot of insights about the competition between teams. You definitely would want to share all that knowledge with your buddies during the obligatory conversations about the event.

Best YouTube World Cup highlights: Telemundo

Spanish language channel Telemundo is one of the networks that will be broadcasting World Cup highlights in a “near live” manner. This is part of the deal that it and Google reached for the event’s coverage. The highlights will be first be broadcasted on Telemundo’s channel and website before being published on its YouTube channel minutes later.

Aside from the highlight reels, Telemundo is producing an original YouTube series, Somos Mundial (We Are The World). The series will take a look back at the history of some of the Latin American teams that are participating in this year’s Cup. If you are an avid fan of any of these teams, the show is definitely a must watch.

Best YouTube World Cup highlights: Fox Soccer

The Fox Soccer YouTube channel is being listed all the way down here because it does not currently have very many videos on it. It has pretty much the same deal as Telemundo where that it is going to be broadcasting highlights which are almost live.

Before the start of the World Cup, their entire World Cup related content was just two playlists. Here is one of them, keeping in mind that videos are heavily geo-restricted:

youtube world cup highlights fox soccerIf they continued to create content like this, as they have after match 1 with full highlights, their channel will soon gain more subscribers very quickly. With the USA hilariously out of the World Cup this year, it is very surprising that they are not opening themselves up to a wider audience outside of the USA.

Canadian viewers that are being blocked can try TSN for near-instant highlights:

Marcelo’s YouTube channel

If you are looking for a more personal approach to YouTube World Cup highlights, several participating players will be running their own vlogs during the event. One of them is Brazilian defender Marcelo.

Aside from on-pitch highlights, Marcelo will be featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the preparations his team is doing for their games. He will also be sharing his personal experiences in Russia, all as part of his efforts to really build his YouTube channel with lots of unique content. For those that nao falo portuguese, you can turn on the English captions.

The best World Cup highlights on YouTube

These are just a few of the many soccer-related channels on YouTube that will likely be posting their own World Cup highlight videos for the event on YouTube. Check out more of them to build your list of channels to follow and get your YouTube World Cup highlights from, and check out some of the best YouTube World Cup ads before you go. After all, you don’t want to miss even a single goal made during this exciting sporting spectacle!

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The Best World Cup YouTube Ads of 2018 Celebrate the World’s Game!

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicking off in Russia on June 14, official World Cup brands have started releasing their ads for the event. Here are some of the best World Cup ads that will surely grab your attention this year, and get you excited for the world’s game as it’s played on the biggest stage.

The adidas “Create the Answer” World Cup ad

Adidas has been a staple brand during the World Cup for decades. They certainly made sure to catch the audience’s attention this season with their “Create the Answer” ad.

The ad features several famous soccer players, including Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba, and David Beckham, showing off their skills. They are joined by other popular celebrities, including rapper Pharrell Williams, model Karlie Kloss, and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki. There are 56 popular celebrities in this short 90-second ad! My favorite was NFL star Von Miller.

Not only does it have over 1 million views on YouTube, but it has also a popular topic on Twitter. Users expressed their amazement at how Adidas managed to cram that many celebrities in one ad, and is a testament to how effective YouTube influencers can be.

Some even challenged adidas’ rival Nike to outdo adidas.

Be careful. Nike has Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Alexis Sanchez, Lebron James, and even Kevin Hart. You don’t want that kind of heat…

Hyundai’s “World Football Heritage” World Cup ad

Hyundai went for a simpler presentation with their World Football Heritage campaign. The brand released a series of videos featuring players talking about soccer’s fan culture.

The most popular video is that of former French National Team forward (and legend of The Arsenal) Thierry Henry talking about being a fan of Brazilian star Ronaldo.

Hyundai released the videos in April as part of a campaign encouraging fans to showcase their football cheering cultures. Henry’s video has since attracted more than 6 million views on YouTube.

Budweiser’s “Light Up the World Cup”

Budweiser is well-known for its quirky sports ads, which the company has carried over to their 2018 World Cup YouTube ad. The 90-second advertisement features an army of drones delivering bottles of beer to World Cup spectators.

The video is accompanied by a fast-paced soundtrack by electronic band Apollo 440 that befits its story. It also features a rather amusing twist at the end, typical of Budweiser ads.

Budweiser’s ad doesn’t feature any dialog or captions, which makes it easier to deliver to the World Cup’s international audience. The strategy proved effective, as the ad has over 20 million views across the brand’s different YouTube channels.

Visa with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Even though he is sitting out this World Cup having retired from international football, there is no stopping Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He currently has several different World Cup themed videos with Visa, with this one being the most popular:

With the YouTube ad focusing on him as an international person, and with how Visa cards can be used internationally, it’s a smart association.

While they do not have huge views, they are great videos which may still catch on. At the very least, the Visa YouTube channel isn’t used very often and this will help them get more subscribers.

Qatar Airways “Dancing in the Street” with Nicole Scherzinger

Qatar Airways has had a surprising hit with former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger getting everyone dancing in the street with the David Bowie/Mick Jagger classic:

There’s no hidden message here, it’s just a celebration of the game as it’s played in the streets. With Qatar hosting World Cup 2022, you can be sure that every brand associated with the country will be stepping up their World Cup endorsements.

To push the video even further they are promoting it using #OnYourFeet on Twitter:

It’s part of a contest to win two tickets to your dream destination. I’m sure there are some people would love to use those tickets to get to Russia for the 2018 World Cup!

Coca-Cola and Jason Derülo “Colors” music video

If you want to really get views on YouTube, the most viewed videos on YouTube show that you should release a music video. Perhaps the biggest of all World Cup YouTube ads this year has been this collaboration between Coca-Cola and Jason Derulo:

30 million views, and counting, is nothing to ignore! Something else to definitely notice is the fact that this video is sponsored by Coca-Cola, but does not feature a single Coca-Cola logo or product placement. These types of video collaborations between brands and musicians is becoming more common on YouTube.

How it works as an ad is that it features the Coca-Cola name in the title, and the song itself will likely be used by Coca-Cola in other advertising. Any way that you look at it, 30 million people were exposed to the Coca-Cola name every time they watched this video.

Best World Cup YouTube ads 2018

These ads are just the tip of the list, as there are likely going to be other great World Cup YouTube ads to be released during the event itself. If you are planning to mount your own World Cup-themed campaign, definitely check them out for inspiration. If not, just enjoy the beautiful game as you enjoy these ads!

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