Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) All local Pakistani football teams will be getting a chance to represent Pakistan in Red Bull Neymar Jr.’s Five World Finals in Brazil, as the local tryouts for teams from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad get ready to battle it out in the fields between 16th and 25th May.
The country qualifiers for Pakistan will kick off in Karachi, before moving on to Lahore and Islamabad. Once the tryouts are done, the top teams from each city will face-off in the national qualifiers in Lahore on May 25th, thus getting a chance to represent the country in the Red Bull Neymar Jr.’s Five World Finals in Brazil. To get a chance to enter this competition, the teams can simply sign up and register themselves by logging onto www.redbullneymarjrsfive.com any time till May 13th.
The competition is based solely on the concept of survival of the fittest. Both males and females will be allowed to play together in a team, based purely on their skills and technique. A majority of the team’s players should be between the age of 16 and 25 years. The rules of the game include two parts: Two teams of no more than five players will play against each other for 10 minutes, without any goalkeepers, and every time a team scores, the opposing side would lose one of their players.
Red Bull Neymar Jr.’s Five is a tournament aimed to unite players from all around the world to celebrate football. In 2018, over 125,000 players from 62 countries signed up for the tryouts, and the tournament in 2019 is expected to be equally huge, if not a bigger deal.