Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling set to be Nike's poster boy for England's World Cup campaign
The Liverpool ace will be the face of Nike's World Cup campaign this summer
Saturday 01 March 2014
Raheem Sterling is set to become the face of English football in Brazil this summer after Nike announced that he will head up their advert campaigns in the lead up to the World Cup.
Despite still being eligible to play for Jamaica, the country of his birth, due to the fact he hasn’t played a competitive game for England thus far, Nike want him to be their poster boy for the big tournament.
The Liverpool winger has been a major factor in his side’s recent good form notching 5 goals and 5 assists in the league this season.
Such form has warranted Roy Hodgson to pick him in England’s squad for the friendly against Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday, with many touting Sterling as a possible star this summer.
Should Sterling feature against Denmark, it will be his second England cap but it is his direct, tricky and attacking brand of football for Liverpool over the past few months that has seen his appeal grow.
If he and Liverpool continue to their good form until the end of the season, Sterling is likely to be on the plane to Brazil and Nike posters with his baby face on them will be springing up all over the country.
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