Buoyed by the success of last year's inaugural edition, the Tiger Street Football will return to the streets of Singapore on 01 to 02 June and promises a bigger competition filled with “battles” that reflect the flair and diverse styles associated with 5-a-side street football.
|Edgar Davids will be in Singapore|
“Off the back of the successful inaugural Tiger Street Football tournament in Singapore last year, we are eagerly awaiting this year’s edition of the tournament at Clarke Quay, an ideal venue in the heart of the city that reflects our aim of bringing football to the streets.
"The tournament affirms our commitment to bring a unique flavour of the best live football action to fans, spectators can expect a showcase of different playing styles as teams from all over Singapore and from overseas go head-to-head,” added de Monchy in the press release that announced the launch of the regional-wide tournament.
For the second successive year, Tiger Beer will jointly organize this event with regional sports broadcaster - ESPN STAR Sports with former Dutch international Edgar Davids as the tournament ambassador who will be making his appearance during some of the fringe activities lining up in conjunction of the tournament.
"We’re pleased to continue our partnership with Tiger Beer to build this exciting football event and take it to a new level in Singapore and across the region." said Mr Harvey Davis, ESPN STAR Sports Vice President, Event Management in the same release.
|The first Tiger Street Football was held in Ngee Ann City last year (credit:APBS)|
The FormatThe tournament in Singapore will feature 32 local teams battling it out in the National Finals on Friday, 01 June, for cash prizes of USD3,000 and USD1,500 awarded to the first and second placed teams respectively.
The champions of Friday’s competition will automatically qualify for the Grand Finals to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 28 September.
A National Qualifying round was held at Sports Planet, East Coast, on 05 May to determine the local teams which will compete in the National Finals.
They include teams such as “On The Dot”, “Dorset Boys” and “La Plata Juniors”.
The top two local teams from the National Finals will also get the opportunity to play against international teams from Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia and Thailand on Saturday, 02 June, for a chance to win additional cash prizes of USD5,000, USD2,500 and USD1,000 for first, second and third place respectively.
To ensure fair play, the Tiger Street Football tournament will be officiated by referees from the Football Association of Singapore (FAS).
There will be a host of activities for spectators and fans during this year’s Tiger Street Football Singapore at Clarke Quay.
Additional details will be announced closer to the event.
For more information on the tournament, please log on to www.TigerStreetFootball.com and http://www.facebook.com/TigerFootballSG