‘Neymar Jr’s Five’ football tournament reaches Manila

first_imgFootball star Neymar Jr.’s signature football tournament has reached Manila.ADVERTISEMENT The tournament named Neymar Jr’s Five features a unique, fast-paced football competition which has drawn more 65,000 players from 47 countries in its first year.It is a 10-minute, five-a-side battle with a twist—each time one team scores, the opposition loses a player. The game ends when the time runs out or until one team has no player left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe qualifying rounds in Manila will be held on February 18 and 25 at SPARTA Philippines in Mandaluyong with the finals scheduled on March 4.This year’s edition is open to teams of five to seven players aged 16 to 25 and, for the first time, two over-aged players. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims View comments Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ MOST READ Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taalcenter_img Federer rolls into all-Swiss Australian Open semi LATEST STORIES DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Participants must have a passport on standby with a chance of making it to the World Final at Instituto Projeto NeymarJr in Praia Grande, Brazil this year. Celest Flores-ColinaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

Alberto Moreno: From Liverpool laughing stock to Spain senior squad

first_imgAlberto Moreno has been rewarded with a Spain call-up for his positive displays for Liverpool.The 25-year-old left-back struggled for game time at Anfield last season and has not featured for his national team since 2014.However, he is back in the Spain squad after nailing down a first-team role with Liverpool, for whom he has featured 14 times in all competitions this season.Upon naming his squad to face Costa Rica and Russia in upcoming friendlies, La Roja boss Julen Lopetegui said: “Alberto fits with what we want in the side.“He is playing like an undroppable starter at Liverpool.”Barcelona’s Jordi Alba is ahead of Moreno in the pecking order, but the Andalusian defender may get a chance to impress across the friendly fixtures in Malaga and then St Petersburg.In quotes from a press conference carried by Spain’s official Twitter account, Lopetegui added: “We have chosen the best squad we could for these matches, as we intend to win them.”There is at least one more Liverpool connection on the 25-man list as former Reds winger Luis Alberto is poised to make a first senior appearance for Spain following a run of good form with Lazio.“Luis Alberto has taken his time to reach a high level at Lazio and we believe this is the optimal time for him to join up with us,” said Lopetegui.Also named are Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, David Silva of Manchester City and Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.Lopetegui said former Blues forward Diego Costa – now back at Atletico Madrid – would not be considered for selection until he returns to action following his registration for Atleti in January. Alberto Moreno 1last_img read more