Ken Block has released a surprise video together with Brazilian football star Neymar Jr., titled “Footkhana”. I guess you see where this is going: as the name suggests, the new “sport” invented by the two athletes is a combination between Block’s Gymkhana and football – or soccer as Americans call the world’s most popular sport.
Produced by Castrol, an official sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the video pits foot skills versus car skills.
“We worked with one of the best football strikers in the world, Mr. Neymar Jr., so I had my work cut out for me” said Block. “But, I was up to the challenge and did some accuracy placement stuff with the car and my driving lines where I was hitting the footballs into the net. That was actually a fun and new concept for me. I really think the fans will enjoy it.”
The video appears to be very popular, racking up almost 1 million views in 24 hours. Scroll down to watch it.
By Dan Mihalascu