Shabab Muaither team has been crowned as Neymar Jr’s Five Qatar’s champion after an intense national final that was held last Friday, April 7th, at Aspire Park. The winners, who won the final match against Team Twazwiza, will represent Qatar when they compete against the winning teams from 53 countries during the world final in Brazil, which will take place in July 2017.
Commenting on their great win in the national final, Jamil Al Shami, captain of Team Shabab Muaither said: “It feels great to be part of an international tournament of this scale. The journey has begun, and we are aiming for the world title of Neymar Jr’s Five tournament”.
117 teams participated in 6 qualifiers, which were held at Education City and Al Sadd Sports Club. Sixteen teams made it to the final of Neymar Jr’s Five Qatar qualifier. From March 17th till April 1st, teams showed their competitive soccer skills in the most innovative soccer tournament where 5 played against 5 in a unique last man standing modus.
Neymar Jr's Five is the world's first and only Neymar Jr's signature football tournament going into it’s second year after it’s debut in 2016. The fast-paced game is open for participants between 16 years and 25 years old where two teams of five players each, play 10-minute games with no goalkeepers. When one team scores a goal, a player on the opposing team is eliminated until the whole team is completely out or 10 minutes are up.
The grand prize for the crowned world champion team in Brazil is: Meet Neymar Jr in Barcelona, Spain and be his guest at the famous Camp Nou for a match of FC Barcelona.
Qatar qualifier was organized in collaboration with Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr, Qatar Stars League, Vodafone, Aspire Zone and QSports, in addition to the media partnership with “I Love Qatar” and community support from “Qatar Living”.