Harry Kewell persuades Italian maestro Andrea Pirlo to support Australia in 2018 FIFA World Cup in a film for McDonald's McDelivery + Uber Eats

Screen Shot 2018-06-15 at 10.01.03 am.jpgWith Australia about to start their fifth FIFA World Cup campaign against France on Saturday 16 June, Aussie football hero Harry Kewell has spoken with Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo to ask him to get behind the Socceroos.

In partnership with McDonald's McDelivery from Uber Eats, a newly launched video sees Kewell engage in a heated debate with 2006 FIFA World Cup winner Marcel Desailly as they both vie for Pirlo's support. While there is no clear winner with both players strongly backing their home team, Harry may have secured the win with a true Aussie icon - a stuffed kangaroo.


"It was great fun meeting Pirlo as he prepares to watch this summer's footy as a fan. I hope I've encouraged him to join the best fans in the world and back the Socceroos.

"Andrea should take the opportunity to do something different this year and support an underdog, and there's no better underdog than the Aussies. I fancy us to get past the group stages this year and anything can happen from there," said Harry Kewell.

As part of the #TeamForPirlo search, McDelivery has lined up eight football legends from around the globe to help find Pirlo a team to support as Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World CupTM for the first time in 60 years.

Alongside Harry Kewell, the all-star line-up includes 1994 and 2002 FIFA World CupTM winner Cafu (Brazil), Marcel Desailly (France) Luis Hernandez and Jared Borgetti (Mexico), Rui Patricio (Portugal), Masahiro Fukuda (Japan) and Alexandre GuimarĂ£es (Costa Rica).

The players have been pitching for Pirlo's support ahead of the 2018 FIFA World CupTM group games which kicked off last night.

Although Pirlo wouldn't give anything away, he did thank Harry for his kind gift.

Says Pirlo: "Harry made some good points, the Aussies are the true underdogs of the competition and I can see they have a lot of fight. While I'm still undecided, I wish good luck to the Socceroos this weekend."

Says Jodie Auster, general manager, ANZ, Uber Eats: "We believe the Aussies have a real chance to get past the group stage this year, but they are going to need all the support they can get. We're thrilled to be partnering with McDonald's to offer 2018 FIFA World Cup fans their favourite McDonald's menu items at the press of a button. With average delivery times around 30 minutes, fans can place an order before, during or after the game to enjoy everything from Grand Big Macs to McFlurry's without leaving the sofa. Get your mates around, get the TV on and let's help Australia start the tournament as they mean to go on."

2018 FIFA World Cup fans can download (App Store or Google Play) the Uber Eats app to get their favourite McDonald's meals delivered direct to their door in less than 30 minutes for every game during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

3 Comments

Adficionado said:

Christ on a bike, that's bad.

Roseanne Barr said:

This is the worst thing I have ever seen. But I did like how the black guy was cast as the servant.

Ouch said:

That hurt to watch.

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