South Africa Through To Knock Outs After Thrashing USA & Co
South Africa's Football Flava Through To Knock Outs After Thrashing USA & Co
South African representatives Football Flava made it to the knockout rounds of #NeymarJrsFive tournament after thrashing the likes of USA and Mexico in Brazil.
The Mzansi five-a-side team went to Brazil with a lot of confidence, representing South Africa at Neymar's marquee tournament sponsored by Red Bull for a second year in a row.
Football Flava started #NeymarJrsFive, which has 53 participants from all over the world, with a superb 5-0 against Mexico. The boys controlled the game from the beginning and scored the opposition team completely off the pitch.
The second game against Bulgaria was a physical affair and unfortunately Football Flava saw themselves 1-0 down within the opening minute. As a consequence they had to play with one man less because for every goal conceded one team member needs to leave the pitch in Neymar’s street football tournament in his home community, Praia Grande.
The game wasn’t made easier when SA’s captain as well as an opposition player got sent off following a heated tussle. In the end, Football Flava lost 2-1, but learned a lot from the heated contest against the Bulgarians.
The third game was another even affair, but this time Football Flava kept their cool and edged Oman out 1-0 thanks to a goal within the final 10 seconds of the game.
With all proceedings leading to a place in the knockout stages, South Africa then thrashed the mighty USA 4-0. The Americans couldn’t keep up with Football Flava’s heat after going 1-0 down and the South Africans added three more goals.
In the final Group E game, Football Flava faced Turkey, but the European sdidn’t stand a chance. Despite some heavy legs among our SA boys, they finished the game with four minutes to play. Following Flava’s second 5-0 in the group stage, the team finished Group E as leaders and will be back for the knock out stages tomorrow.
One step closer to the dream of facing Neymar himself on the pitch…