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Messi Takes On Hazard in W+K Amsterdam's Festive FIFA Match

Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, 2 years, 10 months ago

Gingerbread men & snowman cupcakes sing a footy rendition of 'Deck The Halls'

Messi Takes On Hazard in W+K Amsterdam's Festive FIFA Match

This December the traditional competitive holiday spirit won’t come down to an intense family game of scrabble or charades, rather ‘Tis the season to play FIFA 15. In their latest commercial EA SPORTS incites some holiday rivalry with an epic festive match-up between Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard. 

The 50-second film, created by EA SPORTS and Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, sees Messi take on Hazard, all while being cheered on by holiday decorations, gingerbread men and snowman cupcakes all singing a festive rendition of ‘Deck The Halls’ aptly renamed ‘Kick The Balls’. 

The ‘FIFA 15 Holiday Commercial – Messi vs Hazard’ is live now in the USA and across Europe, while fans all over the world can join in the holiday cheer and watch it on the EA SPORTS FIFA YouTube channel.


Advertiser: EA Sports

Brand: Fifa

Creative Agency

Account Director: Nick Campion

Creative Agency: Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam

Art Director: Carlo Zoratti, John Felipe

Copywriter: Jake Barnes

Creative Director: Dave Smith and Alvaro Sotomayor

Executive Creative Director: Mark Bernath and Eric Quennoy

Group Account Director: Kirk Johnson

TV Producer: Judd Caraway

Music and Sound

Audio Post Production: Chris Popkey


Editor: Trevor Delahaye

Post Production / VFX

Compositor: Carles Zamorano, Llorenç Borras, Hugo García

Executive Producer: Joan Amer

Post Production House: Cubica VFX Barcelona

VFX Supervisor: Joan Amer, Cesc Biénzobas

Production Company

Director: Carlo Zoratti + John Filipe

DOP: Pau Catala, (Gameplay) Dylan Akio Smith

Executive Producer: Dan Glynn + Mat Hodgson

Producer: Jhonny Zurita

Production Company: Ad Hoc Films

Category: Gaming , Sports and leisure

Genre: Music performance