Dynamic and resolute, our football Smurf charges forward. He is determined to shoot the winning goal. He elegantly dribbles the ball, keeping it close to his feet, and dances around the opposing team’s defenders as though they were nothing but slalom poles. He positions the ball, aims for the far corner and shoots. Goal! Goal! Goal! The spectators cheer and the other Smurf players embrace their star striker. With a blue-skinned footballing ace like this on their team, victory is certain – and the Smurfs could even be crowned world champions at the end of the tournament.