Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five is my five-a-side tournament. I want to unite players from all around the world to celebrate one passion: football. It is a fast, technical and fun competition, played in countries on six continents, including my home, Brazil, and France, where I play with Paris Saint-Germain.
The rules? Simple. Each match lasts 10 action-packed minutes, there’s no goalkeeper and whenever a team scores, the other loses a player. You need to outplay them all to win your ticket to the World Final in Brazil. This year’s tournament is open to teams of five to seven players ages 16 to 25. Teams can pick two veterans over 25 for their squad.
In 2018, over 125.000 players from 62 countries signed up with the dream of becoming World Champions. In the end, two teams owned the courts and won the crown: the boys from Mexico and the ladies from Brazil.
Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five 2019 is going to be a blast again, and no matter if it’s your first time, or you are coming back, I know you are as excited as I am to get out there, crush the qualifiers and dominate your National Final to face me and my friends in Brazil. Gather your team now and I see you and your friends at the World Final in Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr in Praia Grande, Brazil!
Obrigado and have fun!