After Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia for the first time in over 60 years, Italian maestro and 2006 World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo has teamed up with McDonald’s McDelivery from Uber Eats to find an alternative nation to support this summer.
McDelivery from Uber Eats have enlisted eight football icons from around the globe to help find a #TeamForPirlo, as Andrea Pirlo gets ready to enjoy the tournament from the sidelines for the first time in sixteen years.
The #TeamForPirlo search got off to the worst possible start when Andrea stormed off set when asked by a hapless reporter whether he’s looking forward to playing at the World Cup.
The all-star line-up includes FIFA World Cup winners Cafu (Brazil) and Marcel Desailly (France), alongside international legends Luis Hernandez and Jared Borgetti (Mexico), Harry Kewell (Australia), Rui Patricio (Portugal), Mashahiro Fukuda (Japan) and Alexandre Guimarães (Costa Rica).
The players have been pitching for Pirlo’s support ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup group games which kicked off in Russia on June 14.
“For the first time I can remember, I was not looking forward to the FIFA World Cup this year,” said Pirlo. “I thought ‘No Italy, no party’ but there is still a summer full of football for me to enjoy as a fan at home with McDelivery from Uber Eats. Without Italy at the tournament, I need a new team to support and I’m looking forward to meeting with some of the most respected footballers in history to help me make a decision!”
Come back throughout the 2018 FIFA World Cup to watch more videos as the #TeamForPirlo search unfolds.
Football fans can download (App Store or Google Play) the Uber Eats app to get their favourite McDonald’s meals delivered direct to their door in around 30 minutes for every game during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Source: Uber Eats