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Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo do some dramatic space training with Galaxy 11 squad in new video

You might remember the brilliant Samsung campaign that began several months ago in which Franz Beckenbauer assembled a team of 13 of the best players in the world (with a few stretches for geographical completism) to defend the planet from aliens with an inexplicable taste for football. Captained by Lionel Messi and including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Iker Casillas and Landon Donovan, the team has been fitted with their spacesuits and now they're ready to begin training for their match to save the world.

In the impressive four-minute video above, we see the players at their space station training base as they run through a series of exercises that are a cross between Tron and American Gladiators. Naturally, they use their Samsung gadgets to help them navigate various obstacles along the way.

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Beckenbauer monitors his team from his control room and once the players work together to destroy a robot that disguises itself as a ball and attempts to steal one of the Samsung phones the clip seems to end. But then there's one last shot of the menacing alien looking on, hinting at the battle yet to come. Between the production values and the product placement, the whole thing looks like it could be a part of a feature film better than most summer blockbusters.

As we await the big showdown, an Android game called "The Match: Striker Soccer Galaxy 11" has now been released and you can play against the Galaxy 11 team in the FIFA 14 mobile game. A Galaxy 11 world tour is also in the works. Information about all of it can be found on the campaign's website.

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Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter!

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