Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr has stepped into the new year brimming with confidence after coming out of a difficult 2019 due to injuries. This year, he hopes to lift silverware with PSG and Brazil before handing some out when he crowns two new Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five World Champions.
The world’s biggest five-a-side tournament, which offers a professional platform for global amateur football players, is back to celebrate its exciting fifth edition this year. Action gets underway this weekend as the global qualifiers kick-off and teams from across the world including right here in Abuja, Nigeria. They embark on a journey they hope will take them all the way to the World Final at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr in Praia Grande.
In addition to lifting the coveted trophies, the prize for the winning teams will be a mouth-watering match against the superstar himself and a hand-picked selection of world-class teammates.
About Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five
Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five is the Brazilian star’s signature five-a-side tournament bringing players aged 16 to 25 from all corners of the world together to celebrate their shared passion: football. It is a fast, technical and fun competition. More than 40 countries from 6 continents will be hosting tournament qualifiers, where players will compete with the same dream of making it through the qualifiers, to their National Final to book a ticket to the World Final, which will be celebrated for the fifth time at Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr in Praia Grande, Brazil.
Asked about his dream Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five team, the striker replied:
“A team with players that are still playing: Messi, Suarez, Mbappe, Pogba and Hazard. A team with retired players: Xavi, Lampard, Gerrard, Beckham and Henry.”
Now it’s time for you to construct your very own team of world-beaters and get ready to outplay them all. To find out about the qualifiers in your country and the route to glory in Brazil, visit www.redbullneymarjrsfive.com and sign up your five-a-side team.