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A Perth physiotherapist's unusual ball skills have been given the thumbs up as millions of World Cup fans continue to be gripped by soccer fever.

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The travelling trickster


Brett Stanford was one of five people from around the world chosen to star in McDonald's World Cup commercial. It has gone viral on YouTube with more than 5.5 million views.

His trick shots were filmed over two days in Rio de Janeiro and include kicking a ball from the back of a moving truck.

The ball flies over a bridge and lands in a bin next to Mr Stanford.

The 26-year-old is one of four members of Perth trick-shot team How Ridiculous. Videos of their extraordinary sport skills have become internet sensations.

Mr Stanford, who is also a youth pastor, said a trick-shot video by How Ridiculous had been viewed more than a million times and caught the attention of the team behind the TV commercial.

"They scouted out a line-up of different shots that they wanted and asked me if I could accomplish them," he said of the filming process.

"I told them with enough time we could get them all done, plus a couple of them were made up on the spot as we got to the locations."

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