Third stop lands in Qatar to determine the country’s representative in the World Series in Italy
Doha, 20 March, 2012
Red Bull Street Style is back on a world tour to give football lovers and freestylers a unique challenge. This competition combines freestyle skills and advanced football tricks while requiring high levels of concentration and individual creativity. And only the fittest and the most daring will have the chance to win during the world competition which has landed in Qatar for its third stop.
This event is in collaboration with Qtel, and will take place this coming Saturday, 24th March in Souq Waqif, the popular and unique traditional market of Qatar, preceded by a specific workshop on Friday with the South African star Chris Njokwana in order to determine the sixteen elite freestylers who will participate in the local finals, among the expected fifty hopefuls.
Njokwana who is one of the most famous freestyle players in his country, will also take this opportunity to highlight the unique features and the techniques required to qualify for the competition. He will take part in the judging panel to determine the final results of this phase, hosted in Qatar for the third time since 2009.
The competition, however, is based on three main pillars: 3 minutes, 2 players, 1 ball. In every match, two contestants battle against each other while they have only 20 seconds to show their best skills and impress the judges on the sounds of break dance and hip-hop music before passing the ball to the other contestant. In the final round, the judges will evaluate the entire three-minute performance based on ball and body control, creativity and style then the winner moves on to the following round. And as tradition goes, the contestants are not allowed to touch the ball with their hands and must keep it within a 7 meter radius.
The tournament’s outcome on Saturday will be determined under an expected crowd of 3000 fans and football lovers, and the champion will have the honour to represent Qatar in the World Series for freestyle football taking place in Italy from 20 to 22 of September 2012.
In the 2010 Red Bull Street Style World Final in Cape Town – South Africa, where sixty freestyle footballers from all four corners of the world battled it out for the title, Norway’s Anders Solum, 27, tricked his way to gold in front of a huge crowd in the city’s famous “Grand Parade” square.
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