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Neymar Jr eyes up thrilling return to action in 2019

The Brazilian footballer is preparing for a glorious comeback from injury and the crowning of two new Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five world champions this year

Neymar Jr may currently be on the comeback trail from a foot injury, but that hasn’t stopped the brilliant Brazilian confidently eyeing up glory on two fronts in 2019; Champions League success for his team PSG, and the crowning of the new world champions at his signature five-a-side football tournament, Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five.

The global qualifiers for the world’s biggest five-a-side tournament kick-off again, as teams from around the world begin their quest to make it all the way to the finals at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr in Praia Grande, Brazil this July, where the tantalising prize for the winners will be a game against the talented Brazilian and his teammates.
Following the success of Mexican team Deportivo Mago in the mixed category, and women’s world champions Resenha 013 of Brazil last year, players from 6 continents will once again be dusting off their boots and starting afresh in the thrilling tournament format – 10 minutes of intense action, no goalkeepers and teams losing a player every time the opposition scores – following the maxim: OUTPLAY THEM ALL.

Neymar Jr is more excited than ever about the 2019 tournament…quote… This year, people can also test their skills through the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five online game and win a Red Bull Neymar Jr´s Five experience in Brazil. To take part, go to

The Brazilian also can’t wait to return to action for his team PSG and, following their dismantling of Manchester United in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie, the 27-year-old is confident the Parisian club will go all the way in the competition this season, despite his current absence. “PSG is not just about me,” says Neymar Jr. “It has an awesome team with great athletes and a genius coach, and the fans are like a 12th player when we are playing in Paris. I have no doubts that we will be champions and that I will be playing.”

“The treatment has just begun. It will be a long journey and I will have little victories day by day. I have played football since I was a little child so it's very hard to be away from football. In 2018, I faced something similar and I know how bad it is, but that experience made me stronger and more prepared to face what's coming now.”

To find out about the qualifiers in your country and the route to glory in Brazil, visit and sign up your five-a-side team.

About Red Bull Neymar Jr's Five

Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five is the Brazilian star’s signature five-a-side tournament bringing players aged 16 to 25 from all corners of the world together to celebrate their shared passion: football. It is a fast, technical and fun competition. More than 40 countries from 6 continents will be hosting tournament qualifiers, where players will compete with the same dream of making it through the qualifiers, to their national final to book a ticket to the World Final, which will be celebrated for the fourth time at Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr in Praia Grande, Brazil.

About Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr

The location of the World Final, Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr, is a private, non-profit association dedicated to social causes, set up by Neymar Jr and his family. It is located in Jardim Glória, in Praia Grande, where Neymar Jr spent much of his childhood. The Institute is an 8,400m2 education and sporting complex catering for 2,470 underprivileged children aged 7-14 and their families.