What does every football fan of the United States — or Italy or Netherlands for that matter — need for a gift this holiday? Well a team to pull for at the 2018 World Cup of course.
With all three teams missing out on the world’s biggest stage, a company in Mexico had an interesting solution for one forlorn fan of the Red, White and Blue: They aired a commercial showing a brokenhearted young American receiving a Javier Hernandez El Tri jersey from Santa Claus for Christmas.
Young US fan Johnny wants a team to support at the World Cup and asks Santa for a jersey …
— Tom Marshall (@mexicoworldcup) December 22, 2017
And honestly, U.S. fans could do a lot worse than jump on the Mexico bandwagon next summer. They have a very respectable squad looking to make a deep run, a boisterous fanbase in America so you’ll make lots of new friends and, most importantly, they didn’t finish behind Panama and Honduras in qualifying so they, you know, made the tournament.
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