Ahead of this summer’s Confederations Cup, Alexis Sánchez has come up with an interesting way to promote Chile’s involvement in the tournament.

The 28-year-old stars as an elderly man in a new advert, which he shared on social media, reports Daily Mail. In the video, he’s wearing prosthetics to resemble the physical features of an old man playing the role of a child’s grandfather.

Asked by the child for help with a school project, Alexis proceeds to tell him about the time that himself and Chile’s golden generation were successful. Having won the Copa America tournament in consecutive years, 2015 and last year, Sanchez shows the child a video of himself scoring his memorable Panenka penalty during their dramatic victory over Argentina two years ago.

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In another high-pressure moment, Alexis delivered with a moment of brilliance from the penalty spot – sending Romero the wrong way with a Panenka to seal Chile’s first Copa America success in 2015. (Picture source: Getty Images)

Together with dramatic music and Chilean commentary, the child asks where his grandfather was during this period of success for the country.

Sanchez replies in dramatic fashion, saying: “I was writing history.

Watch the advert (split into two parts) below:



Alexis and his Chile team-mates will face World Cup champions Germany, Asian Cup winners Australia and AFCON holders Cameroon in a tricky group, which starts in less than two weeks’ time.