Placing collectively a Avengers-as a staff of soccer heroes from Europe, the Center East and Latin America, Mastercard simply set the Guinness World File for a first-of-its-kind sport that occurred in zero gravity, 20,230 ft within the air.
The corporate needed to arrange followers for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar by taking the game the place it has by no means been earlier than and collaborating within the “Sport of Soccer (Soccer) on the Highest Altitude in a Parabolic Flight”.
Two groups of 4 gamers they squared off in opposition to one another on 20 August 2022, with soccer legend Luis Figo – the 2000 Ballon d’Or winner – a part of the battle to earn a spot within the historic prime flight.
An official referee licensed that the star had efficiently dribbled the ball on the soccer area positioned in an airplane, with Figo noting that the expertise of taking part in the sport at such an altitude gave him the identical sense of the “electrical ambiance” that sport evokes between cultures and nationalities. .
“Soccer just isn’t only a sport – because the world’s hottest sport, it is a celebration of the human spirit, igniting ardour and delight for thousands and thousands each day. This can be a historic second for Mastercard as we take the world’s love for the game to extraordinary new heights,” joked Raja Rajamannar, Chief Advertising and Communications Officer at Mastercard.
Have a look at the unbelievable the zero gravity match takes place beneath.
[via LBB Online and Mastercard, cover image via Mastercard]