Friday, September 5, 2014

Tiger Street Football 2014 Press Meet with Formal Portugal Players

Tiger Street Football is returning to Asia for the fourth edition. 

It is back with an innovative, world-first new format that has brought out the most creative, agile and instinctive style of play for street football across the region.

The tournament kicked off in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 9 August, followed by Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 23 August, and finally the Grand Finals in Singapore on 6 September 2014 with the two time UEFA Champions League winner, Deco.

Let's find out more at the press meet with the official Tournament Ambassador, Deco, and some of Portugal’s most decorated players.

The event was held at Singapore Sports Hub.
This was my first time there.

Waiting for the players to arrive.

The press meet started off with an opening speech by Mr Rene de Monchy, Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore.

Rene shared with us that Tiger Street Football is a great platform for the brand to bring unique and enjoyable experiences to the fans. The highlights in undoubtedly the all-star exhibition match between the region’s best street footballers and five of Portugal’s finest players. To top that off, being able to give a lucky fan the once in a lifetime opportunity to play as the sixth man in Team Deco.

Guess who is sitting in front of me?

They are Nuno Gomes and Paulo Ferreira.

Meet Deco and his team.

Meet goalkeeper Vítor Baía (left) and midfielder Maniche (right). Both of them are Portuguese retired footballer.

Deco (midfielder).

Deco earned 75 caps with the Portuguese national team, being the winner of the UEFA Champions League with two clubs (FC Porto and Barcelona) and UEAFA Club Footballer of the Year in 2004. With these  achievement, Deco is widely considered as one of the best playmakers of his generation.

Deco is feeling excited to be able to join Tiger Beer in this celebration of Asian football and looking forward to the match.

Paulo Ferreira (defender).
He was known for his versatility to be able to play on both left and right side of defence.

Nuno Gomes (striker).
Nuno has shared with us about the happy feeling he got when he scored a goal.

The region’s best eight street football teams will battle for the ultimate prize of USD40,000.
The match ball has been reduced to size 4 for better bounce and control and provides players with the chance to really show off their street football skills.

credits to APB Singapore.

Deco showed us his powerful kick.

Witnessed the moment where the 5 players performed their powerful kick at the same time. The action was too fast to be capture.

This marked the end of the press meet.

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