Americans, it has been said time and time again, will never embrace soccer. Not when we have so many other sports (like baseball, basketball, hockey and American football) to watch, cheer on and follow. But if anyone can change minds, surely it's Adriana Lima. The Latin American supermodel – best known for being a Victoria's Secret Angel – is the lust-worthy centerpiece of Kia's campaign for the FIFA World Cup, taking place this year in her native Brazil.

Kia is sponsoring this year's international soccer championship, and is kicking off its campaign with two ads in which Lima does her best to convert Americans into futbol fans and players. Which seem like a losing battle to begin with, but the least believable part of it very well might be that an international supermodel like Adriana would be driving around in an Optima or Sorento and not in a Mercedes or Maserati convertible. Of course that doesn't mean we mind watching her try, and so can you in the pair of clips below.


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      360_AD
      • 6 Months Ago
      What ball? There was a car?
      dea5787
      • 6 Months Ago
      I must say, as a gay man, she is smoking hot!
      Brodz
      • 6 Months Ago
      I now love soccer (football | futbol?) and renounce all other sports. ... because she wants me to.
      Durishin
      • 6 Months Ago
      Wow! As I scroll through the comments, I am amazed at the lack of understanding and acceptance of all your stick and ball sports. Of course, we all know that, unless you are riding the entire 21 stages of the Giro d Italia or the Tour de France, you're really just a low-endurance wuss. ;-)
      AGSHOP
      • 6 Months Ago
      man as a leg man...her legs are forever
      Lamborandon
      • 6 Months Ago
      yes lawdddd
      Luciano
      • 6 Months Ago
      Wow. So much ignorance in the comments. I'm outta here.
      FuelToTheFire
      • 6 Months Ago
      Americans don't watch soccer for a reason:we are better than those who do. American football is the world's finest game. No other country plays it because they know that they can't beat us. That's why we are fit to call ourselves the world champions at football even though not many other peope play it. It is a part of the concept of American individualism.
        SlothLovesChunk
        • 6 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        Now I know you are trolling.
        • 6 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        [blocked]
        imoore
        • 6 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        "American football is the world's finest game." That depends. Are you talking NFL or College? Because if it's College, then all I can say is: ROLL TIDE!!! And a nice WAR EAGLE! shoutout to my friends on the other side of the state. (Oh yes, Canada and Mexico have their own version of our football, too.) I'm finished.
        Daniel D
        • 6 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        Home of world series baseball. Where no one in the world is invited to play, so the local team isn't shown up. See trolling isn't that hard if you try. Your trolls are a C-.
        Quen47
        • 6 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        Yeah, you probably took this one a little far on the troll scale. You need to pick your battles better. Stick to denigrating stick shifts and trying to convince people that American vans are the apex of civilization.
        Daniel D
        • 6 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        As a troll, you need to know when and where to troll to be most effective. You are mistaking quantity for quality of trolling. You have much to learn grasshopper.
        William Hadley
        • 6 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        I'd say the Aussies could make a pretty decent run at it though. They play without all the cumbersome pads and helmets.
        Prez
        • 6 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        Hhahahahahhaahahhahahhhaha....ooohhh my stomach...buuuhahahahahhaha
        Joey
        • 6 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        guys, ever heard of sarcasm?
      inclinelongboards
      • 6 Months Ago
      Soccer still sucks.
      mumbojumbo
      • 6 Months Ago
      The reason soccer isn't as popular in the USA is because the games are filled with mistakes. No one likes to see messed up plays one after another. On the once in a great while you get something right you still only have a chance at a goal. In American football, it's a game of chess defined by proper execution. It's far more interesting to watch when you know what's going on as specific offensive plays are called and defenses try to match and outwit them. Like a game of chess with 350 lb solid muscle linemen and 200 lb battering ram running backs, each player has their own piece to play on the field. The skiil and talent are on full display as the players execute their tasks to perfection. In soccer someone kicks the ball out of bounds, to the wrong person, falls down, fakes injury, misses shots and etc 98 percent of the time. Who wants to watch something where 98% of the time you ultimately fail? I get it that soccers popular, but that's only because the majority of the world doesn't have American football taught to them from the start. There's a lot more going on then a casual fan can see happening.
        Brodz
        • 6 Months Ago
        @mumbojumbo
        I can only assume you were trolling... but I'd like to see American Football teams take on International Rugby teams like New Zealand, South Africa or Australia. You'd get steam rolled.
        FuelToTheFire
        • 6 Months Ago
        @mumbojumbo
        We need to introduce American football to the Olympics 1),It's an easy gold for America 2) I love the NFL and I'd love to see it expand overseas. 3) it will bring back real sports in to the Olympics. 4) it will give foreigners a chance to try out football
          clquake
          • 6 Months Ago
          @FuelToTheFire
          I'm a huge football fan, but it's not an Olympic sport because it's not really an international sport. Many countries also see it as a soft sport, it's only played once a week, and in full pads/protection. I'd like to see any one of those high paid NFL tough guys play one game of eighty minute game of offense and defense like they do in rugby, without pads/helmets. They'd go home crying to their mother.
          Robert Ryan
          • 6 Months Ago
          @FuelToTheFire
          Hope your joking, maybe not. I suppose they can replay the NFL Super Bowl , there are no other teams that play the game.Rugby will be at the next Olympics and yes there are a lot countries that play the game. American Football diverged from Rugby in the 1880's
        AndreaCristiano
        • 6 Months Ago
        @mumbojumbo
        Footcall or Calcio as its called in my homeland, isn't popular in this country for two reasons. The First is that americans like high scoring sports, hence why all the riles in the MLB, NBA, NFL are all geared toward the offense and putting up points. The second and biggest reason your not into it is because your just not good at it and we all know if you can't be "world champions" then why watch. In reality its actually the most popular sport in the us up to the collegiate, but because MLS doesn't pay a lot and making it big in europe is almost impossible for an american player most players stop playing or switch sports. Its not because love of the game doesn't exist. Just look at the stadiums over flow when european teams come here to play or when the world cup was here
        Joey
        • 6 Months Ago
        @mumbojumbo
        Lol, the sarcasm flew right by six people.
      mbukukanyau
      • 6 Months Ago
      The problem with girls like these is plastic surgery, you marry her, she pops little imps and then you wonder what is happening.
        • 6 Months Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        [blocked]
        Michael Scoffield
        • 6 Months Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        So you're saying she was a deformed midget and plastic surgery got her tall and pretty? Yeah right! If you don't think there are lots of girls who are naturally pretty out there, including this one, then I feel sad for you. Actually, in my experience, plastic surgery makes girls in most cases look worse then before having it.
      The Tourmaster
      • 6 Months Ago
      Great commercials. Futbol, sorry soccer, still is as boring as ever.
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