Neymar Jr recently launched the second edition of his signature five-a-side tournament and spoke about his own hopes and dreams. Neymar Jr’s Five made an instant impact in its debut year in 2016, with more than 10,000 teams and 65,000 players in 47 countries, including Kuwait, vying for overall victory in the world’s biggest five-a-side football tournament. This time it will be bigger than ever, with regional qualifiers in more than 50 countries and a rule change giving more players the chance to compete.
Barcelona’s famous star and Brazilian professional footballer Neymar Junior provides a unique opportunity to thousands of footballers to participate in the national qualifiers kicking off end of the month. Neymar, who was also announced the best football player of the year in 2015, invites all players aged 16 to 25 to form a team of 5 and join the championship.
After the enormous success and global growth 2016, Kuwait will re-host 6 national qualifiers of Neymar Jr’s Five held in 3 locations: Goal Shaab (21 & 22 March), Premier Sport Academy in Bayan(26 & 27 March), Hassan Abul in Dasma (3 & 4 April), concluding in the national final which will be held on 6th April.
“It’s a fun, fast and technical game – it’s the kind of football I’ve always loved to play and this time we play it with a special twist to it: the five-player teams lose one player each time they concede a goal until there are no players left, or the 10-minute game ends. This will be even more exciting,” says Neymar Junior.
“In 2017, I hope to win more games, more titles and to score many more goals – as always. I want to continue evolving as an athlete and to help my team mates on the pitch, both for Barcelona and the Brazilian national team,” he added, revealing his dreams and aspirations.
Last year, 128 teams signed up for 8 national qualifiers in Kuwait, and only Abtal Barcelona were lucky enough to represent Kuwait in the World Final and compete with 49 other teams from all over the world, vying the chance be Neymar Jr’s guests in Barcelona, Spain at the Camp Nou in order to watch a Barcelona game as VIPs.
Teams of 5 to 7 players can sign up now on www.neymarjrsfive.com for a chance represent Kuwait in Brazil and meet Neymar!