Registrations closed. Qualifiers Round to kick-off from 14 April with National Finals scheduled to take place on 23 April in Islamabad. Only 1TEAM will be crowned ‘Neymar Jr’s Five Pakistan Champion 2017’!
Karachi: The second edition of Neymar Jr’s Five kicked-off in Pakistan. The registration process was met with an overwhelming response from young budding football enthusiast who registered their teams from all corners of the country.
The Qualifiers Round will now be played, where teams from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar will compete with hopes to represent their city at the National Finals on the 23 April in Islamabad.
The team that wins the National Finals will then head to Brazil where national winning teams from 53 countries will ensemble at Neymar Jr’s Instituto Projeto in Praia Grande to battle for the global championship title.
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 Pakistan, vying for overall victory in the world’s biggest five-a-side football tournament. This time it’s larger than ever, with regional qualifiers and a rule change giving more players the chance to compete. The 2017 tournament is again open to teams of five to seven players aged 16 to 25, but for the first time two over-aged players are allowed as part of each squad.
In order to participate in the tournament one has to first register their team at www.neymarjrsfive.com.
Neymar Jr’s Five is the Brazilian forward’s signature football tournament which pits two 5-a-side teams in 10-minute matches, with a twist. Every time one team scores, the opposing team loses a player, paving the way for fast, tactical, and technical showdowns.
Neymar Jr’s Five fact file:
- 10,000 teams took part in the first edition in 2016
- Ghosts FC from Peshawar were crowned Neymar Jr’s Five Pakistan Champion 2016 and represented Pakistan at the World Finals in Brazil last year
- Altogether, more than 65,000 players were registered worldwide
- Tournaments took place in a total of 47 countries in 6 continents
- Regional winners go through to their national final. National winners go through to the Neymar Jr’s Five World Final.
- The 2016 final took place at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr in Praia Grande, Brazil
- The 2016 World Champions were ‘Anjos da Bola’ – Angels of the Ball – aged 20-22 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- 2017 final will again be played at the home of the Neymar Jr at Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr in July
Karachi: 14-16 April. Venue: Karachi United Football Club, St 20, Block 1, scheme 5, Clifton, Karachi.
Lahore: 14-16 April. Venue: Plot Number 2A – E2 Gulberg Lahore
Islamabad: 21-22 April. Venue: Total Football Chakshehzad (Near Comsats University)
National Finals: 23 April. Venue: Total Football Chakshehzad (Near Comsats University)
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