2018 Five A Side Football World Championships heading to Cape Town

at Fives Futbol Century City

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Date 14 November 2018
Author Tatum Sieni
Contact Email centurycity@fivesfutbol.co.za
Contact Telephone +27 21 555 1707
URL Fives Futbol Century City

Cape Town has been announced as the host city of The Five A Side World Championships,
the biggest amateur football tournament in the world. Taking place on 17 and 18 November,
the tournament is set to kick off at the Century City Fives Futbol facilities and will attract over
280 international players from 32 different countries.

The F5WC hosting rights have been awarded to South Africa's largest 5 a side operator -
Fives Futbol. “This will be the Championships 5th year, and now South Africa joins the
ranks of iconic countries that have previously hosted the tournament including Dubai,
Thailand and China. Our country is no stranger to hosting major international sporting
events. I am very excited that we are able to add five a side football to the list.” says Adam
Fine, CEO of Fives Futbol.

The fast-paced, action-packed 20 minutes, five a side soccer format has been booming
internationally over the last decade. This year's championship kicked off at the beginning of
the year with half a million players competing in knock out games from over 60 countries in a
6-month long qualifying league.

“Not only do we believe that having the opportunity to host will be a big boost for the sport
locally, but an opportunity to use the game as a platform to showcase our wonderful country
to the world.” concluded Fine.

The Championship games will start on Saturday from 12 pm and Sunday from 5 pm at Fives
Futbol, Century City. Entrance is free and spectators can expect action-packed festivities
and entertainment both on and off the pitch.

For more information on five a side football visit https://fivesfutbol.co.za/

Issued on Behalf of F5WC and Fives Futbol
Issued by:
Alex de Kock


F5WC is the largest amateur 5-a-side football tournament in the world. It is an annual global
tournament, with the first edition in 2014 and is for all amateur players who are aged 16 and
over.F5WC seeks to bring people together from countries across the globe, and unify in
celebration of the beautiful game by promoting sportsmanship, healthy living and cultural