|Fabio Cannavaro.— Photo: REUTERS
HCM CITY (VNS)— Legendary defender, and winner of the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year in 2006, Fabio Cannavaro, arrived last weekend in HCM City to take part in the Tiger Street Football 2013's International Grand Final as this year's Tournament Ambassador.
Thirty-two Vietnamese players pitted their skills against each other under Cannavaro's supervision to choose four teams for the International Grand Final in HCM City.
The six Tiger Street Football Champions from Brazil, Mongolia, China, Australia, Cambodia, Singapore and Malaysia took part in the tournament's International Grand Final along with four Vietnamese.
The winner was Dat Vinh Tien with prize money of US$30,000, Brazil Sloripa second with $10,000 and China South Canton ranked third with $5,000.
Tiger Street Football takes all the speed and excitement of football and packs it into two extremely short six-minute halves, played on an oval pitch in a cage.
The game is played on a smaller field as well. Less space means more is happening: more kicking, passing, shooting and freestyle tricks. And less time means more urgency to try and score before the time runs out. — VNS