Joga Bonito Mumbai registered wins against Chile and Luxembourg in the third edition of World Final of Neymar Jr’s Five — a five-a-side football tournament held in Praia Grande, Brazil.
The tournament, which was graced by the Brazilian star saw 589 goals being scored in 178 matches with Brazil (Female) and Mexico (Mixed) coming out on top at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr.
Joga Bonito Mumbai lost to England 0-5 before defeating Chile and Luxembourg 5-0 to qualify for the knockout rounds.
In the Round of 32, India gave a tough fight to Colombia but fell short, as the latter won 2-1.
Team Joga Bonito Mumbai captain Daniel Fernandes said, “It is so awesome to be in Brazil and represent India. The level here is extremely high. It’s a 10 minutes game, the ball doesn’t go out and you need to play continuously, so a lot of energy you need to put in along with a strong game plan.”
“We are so elated that we beat a strong team like chile and gave a tough fight to Colombia who were eventual semi-finalists. Our dream of seeing our role model Neymar Jr. so close in person has come true,”