CHENNAI, JUL 18
Global football superstar NeymarJr took to the field for the first time since his injury at the Copa America as the two strongest five-a-side football teams in the world were crowned at the Red Bull NeymarJr’s Five World Final in Praia Grande, Brazil.
Red Bull NeymarJr’s Five 2019India Champions, Kalina Rangers from Mumbai represented India at the World Finals in Brazil, and gained valuable experience with a historic win against Hungary, who were eventually crowned winners of the tournament.
Unfortunately, their tournament ended at the group stage following a draw against Luxembourg and heart breaking defeats against Spain and Angola.
Team India (Anthony Machado, Tyson Periera, Henderson Dias, RayyanShaikh, Craig D’Souza, Melvin Barboza and Charnel D’Almeida) the winners of the National finals of Red Bull NeymarJr’s Five in Kolkata fought hard at the World Finals and will take invaluable experience of being part of the largets 5-a-side football competition in the world.
Replay of all the matches and results – https://www.redbullneymarjrsfive.com/en. Over 100,000 players signed up for a qualifier in this year’s competition as elite five-a-side players battled it out in 40 countries across six continents.
Hungary won 7 out of their eight matches, including a 2-0 win over Spain in the final, to land the title in the mixed competition. Their only defeat came against Team Kalina Rangers from India. The honour of being the second female world champions went to the Slovakia, who were consistent throughout the tournament and narrowly overcame Japan 2-1 in the final.
Both world champion teams will get an exclusive behind the scenes trip to visit NeymarJr at Paris Saint-Germain.
ZSÍRKRÉTÁK from Hungary and Spartak Myjavaženy from Slovakia join DeportivoMago from Mexico and Resenha 013 from Brazil (2018), Tao United from Romania (2017) and Anjos Da Bola from Brazil (2016) as winners of the prestigious tournament, organised by Red Bull.
Neymar Jr. watched the semi-finals and finals from the stands with friends and family, before stepping onto the field with his own special team to face the world champions in two memorable matches.https://www.redbullcontentpool.com/international/AP-1ZGKHP8WN2111