More than 800 male and female players participated amid fierce competition
The Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA), under the umbrella of the Quality of Life Program and the Ministry of Sport, joins the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five Tournament as official supporters. The five-aside Tournament organized by Red Bull MOBILE, and the Neymar Jr Institute, saw the participation of 80 teams that included both male and female players.
The men’s team competitions, which took place in Jeddah’s Koora Arena and Riyadh’s Kora Park from the 7th to 19th of April, saw Team AQ emerge victorious at the finals in historical Jeddah. The team will go on to represent Saudi Arabia at the competition finals held in Qatar. On the 16th of April in Jeddah, the women’s team competitions saw The Storm qualify to represent the Kingdom in the upcoming finals.
A total of 800 male and female players between the ages of 16 and 35 participated in the competition. There are no goalkeepers in each five-player team as per tournament regulations, and every time a team scores, an opposing player is eliminated.
Fans turned out in droves to cheer their favorite teams on as they competed for a place in the finals. This final leg of the competition will see the participation of the world-famous Paris Saint-Germain football club star Neymar.
Teams from more than 40 countries, including Brazil and France, featuring a host of internationally renowned athletes, will participate in the final stage.
Through its participation in this Tournament and other such events, SFA continues its efforts toward its mandate of increasing the percentage of people who regularly engage in physical activities throughout the Kingdom to 40% by 2030 and empowering women in the sports sector.