The Game Before the Game, Before the Goals and the Glory

The Game Before the Game, Before the Goals and the Glory

Courtesy: Beats by Dre

New Delhi There's a title to win, the stakes are high and the world is watching with bated breath - it's the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

So what does it take to win the most important game in the world? What do the players do in those moments before walking on to the field? What is their pre-game ritual?

This is the thought behind the popular video by Beats by Dre, The Game Before the Game - "Before the goals, before the glory, there is an unseen game played in the locker room."

The video begins with Neymar Jr, on the phone with his father, Neymar da Silva Sr, who tells him to "run like it's the last day of your life" while advising him not to hold back.

It takes a look at a host of players getting ready for the most important game of their lives, while capturing their pre-game rituals. The star studded video includes players like Bacary Sagna, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Blaise Matuidi, Cesc Fabregas, Daniel Sturridge, Chicharito, Jozy Altidore, Luis Suarez, Mario Gotze, and Robin van Persie.

There are also special appearances by LeBron James, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rafaella Beckran, Rio Ferdinand, Serena Williams, Sydney Leroux, Stuart Scott, and Thierry Henry.

Shot across Brazil, the official host for this year's tournament, the video also takes a look the locals preparing for the game in their own way - prayers, candles and those little personal superstitions one swears by.

So what are the things you do before the match? What do you do to ensure your team wins the most coveted title in the world? What is your pre-game ritual?

Story First Published: June 09, 2014 15:18 IST

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