The world's most important freestyle soccer tournament is back in Brazil and the finals are being broadcast live on RedBull.tv on November 16. Before the action kicks off keep your eye on the ball with our rules and regulations clip in the player above.
Red Bull Street Style was created to give the freestyle football community a head-to-head format. Three minutes, two players and one ball.
– Hayes Wheelless, Red Bull Street Style Sports Director
Red Bull Street Style will crown the most creative, technically gifted and stylish freestyler as this year’s champion. Picking the best from the rest will be an all-star judging panel including Brazilian World Cup winner Rai and former Street Style champ Séan Garnier.
What Rai, Séan and their fellow judges will be looking for is which player can make the best use of their time with the ball. Each freestyle soccer battle lasts a total of three minutes with the ball passed between the players every 30 seconds. It’s not just a question of how many tricks can be done, but other factors such as crowd interaction and individual flair also have a big say in who comes out on top.
“The players are looking to leave a lasting impression so that they can advance to the next stage,” explains Hayes Wheelless, the event’s Sports Director. “We’ll start the weekend with 51 players, but in the end there will only be one Red Bull Street Style world champion.”