Omar Abdulrahman and Neymar for PES 2016
Eric Cantona once said, “You can change your wife, your politics, your religion, but never, never can you change your favourite football team.” – wise words. In fact, we’d wager that the same could be said about your favourite football video game, with hardline FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer (PES 2016) fans stubbornly refusing to play each other’s titles.
With its latest release, PES 2016 has made a bold statement across the Gulf region with the inclusion of the UAE’s flamboyant midfielder, Omar Abdulrahman, on the cover alongside the Brazil’s latest megastar, Neymar.
A self-confessed PES fan growing up, Al Ain midfielder Abdulrahman (winner of Esquire Middle East‘s Sportsman of the Year 2015), never imagining that he would one day feature on the game’s cover. In fact, so coveted is the role that he now joins the select group of football’s elite from the likes of Thierry Henry, Francesco Totti, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
In the newly released advert, the two star players play chill out on a sofa, playing against each other before asking for a little back up from their famous friends. With the tag line of PES 2016 being ‘Invite the legends into your home’, we’ll leave you to discover who the players turn to in their time of need…