Three winners from the Arab world will get to travel and show off their celebration moves to the football superstar

Dubai, May 6, 2015: Building on the love and passion for football across the Middle East, and to encourage people to step out of their routine and do something different, Pepsi® has launched the GOAL CELEBRATION CHALLENGE.

Following the partnership between Pepsi and the rising football superstar James Rodríguez, football fans from across the Middle East will be challenged to perform their best and most original football celebration moves, for the chance of a lifetime to fly to Spain and teach Rodríguez their winning celebration moves.

“James Rodríguez is known for his goal celebrations, with people all over the world, including football fans in the Middle East, inspired by his moves and spirit. The first local challenge in the Middle East celebrates our brand ethos to ‘Live for Now’ and the spirit of the new Pepsi Challenge to encourage our fans to step out of their comfort zone and do something different. We’re challenging our fans to come up with their own original celebration moves and are excited to see what they share back,” said Carla Hassan, Chief Marketing Officer, PepsiCo Middle East and Africa.

“I am so happy to be partnering with Pepsi for this amazing campaign. In football, challenging yourself and going beyond your comfort zone is a requirement, and I encourage everyone to do so by showing us your best football celebration moves and be part of the movement,” commented Rodríguez.

This activation is part of the 2015 global #PepsiChallenge initiative launched earlier this year to encourage people to step out of their routine, do something different, and make every moment – big or small – epic, and truly “Live for Now.”

The content-driven, socially-led Pepsi Challenge will bring out-of-this-world films, once-in-a-lifetime music events, unique sports experiences and a global movement that will light up entire communities.

The Pepsi Challenge “Goal Celebration Challenge” is going live through a 360 degree campaign; starting with a TV advert starring James Rodríguez calling participants to join the challenge and submit their move celebrations. Pepsi Arabia’s Facebook, Twitter and Youtube pages will also activate the competition by showing the advert and asking fans to participate. That’s not all – in-store promotions and a brand new packaging will also support the launch of this great challenge.

To participate and be part of the challenge, please visit

The PEPSI Challenge™ Launches First Local Challenge in the Middle East with the James Rodríguez "Goal Celebration Challenge"

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The PEPSI Challenge™ Launches First Local Challenge in the Middle East with the James Rodríguez “Goal Celebration Challenge”

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