Goa Resident is heading to Brazil to Play Alongside Global Football Icon, Neymar Jr.
Goakhabar:Sidhant Amalkant, a Neymar Jr’s fan, businessman and actor from Goa just won the opportunity of a lifetime to join one of the most exclusive teams in the world of sports – a five-a-side football team anchored by one of the world’s most popular athletes, Neymar Jr. Earlier this year, Red Bull asked football fans – athletes and non-athletes – from around the world to submit the best photo, video or boomerang on Instagram along with a brief story as to why they deserved more than anyone else, the opportunity to join #neymarjrsteam at the Neymar Jr’s Five World Final, July 21 in Praia Grande, Brazil. Amalkant’s entry was selected as one of six monthly semi-finalists in the support staff category before being selected today as the top pick.
This Neymar Jr’s Team global consumer activation on Instagram offered monthly winners merchandises, few of them made it to a shortlist and Neymar picked his favourite winners to support his team (1 Player & 1 Supporter role) at the Neymar Jr´s World Final 2018. #NeymarJrsTeam – https://www.neymarjrsfive.com/en/neymarjrsteam
Sidhant’s prize is a fast-track to an event that will also host the very best five-a-side football teams from around the world. For the past year, thousands of athletes from more than 60 countries on six conteinents have been competing in local and regional five-a-side football tournaments. Five-a-side is a fast, fun and technical offshoot of traditional football (soccer). In five-a-side football, there’s no goalkeeper; whenever a team scores, the opposition loses a player. Each match lasts 10 intense minutes or until there’s only one team left standing.
Sidhant’s prize package includes round-trip airfare to São Paulo, Brazil; transportation, hotel and meals; plus VIP access to all related team practices, parties and press events. He will meet Neymar Jr and participate in team activites before, during and after the finals. Win or lose, it promises to be the adventure of a lifetime. Sidhant said “ I am super excited to be a part of such an mazing event and look forward to meet the Brazilian star”
Raquel Benetti, a freestyle footballer from Brazil is the other lucky winner (player category)
With over 2600 teams, bringing their best to the field, Joga Bonito Mumbai emerged victorious and became the National Champions of Neymar Jr’s Five 2018. Anthony Machado, Johnson Dsilva, Mervin Stephen, Preetam Mahadik, Daniel Fernandes, Scott Dsouza and Pratik Kadam will now represent India in the World Finals 2018 at Instituto Projeto Neymar, Brazil, on July 21st, 2018 and meet the Paris Saint Germain superstar in his own backyard.
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