What is Neymar Jr’s Five:
Neymar Jr’s Five is my global five-a-side tournament bringing players from all corners of the world together to celebrate their shared passion: football. It is a fast, technical and fun competition, played in more than 50 countries!
Simple. Each match lasts 10 intense minutes, there’s no goalkeeper and whenever a team scores, the opposition loses a player. You need to outplay them all!
How to get involved:
This year’s tournament is open to teams of five to seven players aged 18 to 25. In each team two players over 25 are allowed in the squad as well. There is a male and female division, where each winning team will get a trip to Miami for the US FInals in Miami on June 9th, all expenses paid.
What happened in 2017:
Over 100.000 players from 53 countries battled it out to be crowned World Champions, with Romania coming out victorious. Neymar Jr’s Five 2018 is set to be even bigger. More than 55 countries from 6 continents will be hosting tournament qualifiers, where players will be competing with the same dream of making it through the qualifiers, to their national final and booking a ticket to the World Final, which will be celebrated for the third time at my Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr in Praia Grande, Brazil.