Neymar Jr's 5v5 Tournament Coming To San Diego

The San Diego Sockers are proud to be a partner with the Neymar Jr’s Five global five-a-side tournament, which brings players from all corners of the world together to celebrate their shared passion: soccer. The San Diego Qualifier will be held on Saturday, May 12, 8:00 a.m., at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center located at 2000 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista. 

The rules? Simple. Each match lasts 10 intense minutes, there’s no goalkeeper and whenever a team scores, the opposition loses a player. You need to outplay them all! This year’s tournament is open to teams of five to seven players aged 18 to 25. In each team two players over 25 are allowed in the squad as well. 

In 2017, over 100.000 players from 53 countries battled it out to be crowned World Champions, with Romania coming out victorious. Neymar Jr’s Five 2018 is set to be even bigger. More than 60 countries from 6 continents will be hosting tournament qualifiers, where players will be competing with the same dream of making it through the qualifiers, to their national final and booking a ticket to the World Final, which will be celebrated for the third time at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr in Praia Grande, Brazil.