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Red Bull Neymar JR’s Five – From Walvis Bay to Brazil

Red Bull Neymar JR’s Five – From Walvis Bay to Brazil

Staff reporter

ALL roads lead to Brazil as national qualifiers go in search of glory in Praia Grande following months of intense qualifying action around the globe, the best five-a-side teams in the world are on their way to Brazil to battle for glory at the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five World Final 2019 on 12-13 July 2019.

The World Final kicks off on Friday, July 12, with the group stage. The best teams will advance to Saturday’s knockout format before the top two women and mixed teams face each other in the final of each division.

Over 100,000 players aged 16 to 25 from more than 40 countries across six continents embarked on the journey to outplay them all, and the cream of the crop will now get to live their dream at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr in Praia Grande. One mixed team and one women team will be crowned World Champions in the world’s biggest and most exciting five-a-side tournament format – 10 minutes of intense action, no goalkeepers and teams losing a player every time the opposition scores.

The Walvis Bay Team, Mercury City, who was crowned the National Champion of the Namibian Red Bull Neymar Jr’s five series, is now making their way to the World Final in Brazil.

“We are so excited to go to Brazil for the first time and it is such an honor to represent Namibia. May the best team win.” said Mercury City team Captain Luciano Fischer.

Mercury City from Walvis Bay is made up of seven talented young individuals who formed this social team a couple of weeks before the Namibian Qualifiers kicked off in April.

Luciano Fischer

Jasetes Shimpanda

Macallen Christ

Colan Coleman

Marciano January

Petrus Nanghama

Innocent Emvula