In Telecom company Orange's campaign aimed at challenging people's perceptions of women's soccer, the two-minute ad appears to show a display of magical soccer skills from diving headers to curling free kicks by Mbappe, Griezmann and others.
Then comes the twist.
A message reads: "Only Les Bleus can give us these emotions. But that's not them you've just seen."
"Absolutely bamboozled me. Great ad," one fan wrote on Reddit, while one Twitter user describes it as "the French commercial that blew our minds."
France, fifth in the FIFA rankings, open their World Cup campaign when they take on Jamaica on Sunday.