Putin shows off footballing skills in FIFA commercial

DAILY SABAH
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President Vladimir Putin took part in a FIFA commercial for the upcoming World Cup 2018 in Russia.

The video was released Tuesday, marking 100 days left before the start of the competition.

In the short ad, football legends of the past and present juggle a ball a hundred times to mark the occasion.

"FIFA Legends are football fans too after all, and for the big day, they got out their new Adidas Telstar 18s to help FIFA mark the calendar with some cool keepy-uppy skills," FIFA said in a statement.

The last 10 touches, however, were left for FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Putin, who were apparently playing in one of the Kremlin rooms.

Football stars, including Wayne Rooney, Carles Puyol, Ronaldo, Diego Maradona, Miroslav Klose Diego Forlan, Peter Schmeichel and others, participated in the promo video.

The 2018 World Cup will kick off June 14 with hosts Russia playing against Saudi Arabia.

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