Dimapur: Spartan FC has won the Dimapur Qualifiers defeating Blitz FC 2-0 to grab a place and represent the city in the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five 2021 National Finals in the last week of September 2021.
Red Bull Neymar Jr.’s Five, a globally established five-on-five football tournament, kicked off the Dimapur qualifiers on 11th September 2021. The city qualifier witnessed over 28 teams giving their best.
Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five 2021 city qualifiers started from 21st August 2021 till 12th September across 18 cities in the country including Indore, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Bangalore, Lucknow, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Siliguri, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Dimapur, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Chandigarh and Goa.
The winning teams will now compete at the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five national finals in September 2021 for a chance to make it to the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five 2021 World Finals in Qatar. It is the biggest 5-a-side football tournament in the country in-terms of locations & participants.
Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five is the Brazilian star’s signature five-a-side tournament bringing players aged 16 to 35 from all corners of the world together to celebrate their shared passion: football. It is a fast, technical and fun competition which sees two teams of five players, sans a goalkeeper, have 10 minutes to strut their stuff and win a chance to impress Neymar Jr. The twist in this thrilling affair is that for each goal scored by a team, a member of the opposition will have to leave the field. The team with the maximum players takes the spoils.
The tournament is based on the belief that footballers never earn their skills in big stadiums at big clubs. Their journey almost always begins on the streets, with their friends, like it did for Neymar Jr. In the streets, their main obstacles are not the opposing defenders but the hard gravel, sweltering heat and the blinding dust.