Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five gears up for the final qualifiers at Aljada this weekend

Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five gears up for the final qualifiers at Aljada this weekend

News: 1 April 2021

• Nearly 2,000 players have participated in the Arada-sponsored five-a-side tournament
• Two women-only teams to qualify for the 2021 world finals in Brazil

Madar at Aljada, Sharjah’s popular entertainment destination by Arada, is hosting the final qualifier of Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five, the world’s largest five-a-side tournament, this Saturday. The fifth UAE edition of the tournament kicked off on February 19 and witnessed the participation of nearly 2,000 players and over 350 matches as part of 14 tournament qualifiers, which took place at different locations across the seven emirates.

The tournament has included this year for the first time two national women-only qualifiers, in addition to 12 men’s qualifiers competing separately on Saturday. Winners of those qualifiers will compete in the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five world finals at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr. in Praia Grande, Brazil.

The seven members of the two winning finalists, consisting of five main and two reserve players, will fly to Brazil later this year to represent the UAE in the international tournament and have the opportunity to face Neymar along with four of his superstar friends.

The 5th UAE edition of the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s tournament is being held with support from Arada, the tournament’s national sponsor and the master developer behind Aljada.

Ray Tinston, Director of Events at Arada, said: “The tournament echoes the spirit of the great fitness and sports facilities which play an important part of Arada’s communities. We are committed to meaningful community engagement and to promote active healthy lifestyle in the UAE.”

He added: “Due to national health measures and restrictions, it will sadly not be possible for fans to attend and cheer on their teams. However, the tournament will be broadcast live on owned social media channels of the tournament.”