06/18/2014 04:11 pm ET Updated Jun 18, 2014

2 World Cup Players vs. 55 Kids: The Match You Probably Weren't Expecting

Japan's Shinji Kagawa and Hiroshi Kiyotake have an uphill climb in the World Cup. Japan lost its first game to the Ivory Coast, and the team faces a pretty much must-win game against Greece Thursday to avoid group elimination.

But in a video posted in December, the two teammates tackled a different challenge. In a stunt for a TV show, the duo took on 55 kids in a soccer match and, well, made them look like children.

Check out the fun above.

(h/t Digg)