Singapore – Tiger Street Football, the five-a-side football tournament that pits the best local teams against the top international street teams in a customised oval cage, returns this year and expands to seven key cities across the region, an increase from the five last year. Organised by Tiger Beer in partnership with FOX SPORTS Event Management team, the competition will also see legendary Italian football superstar Fabio Cannavaro coming on board as the official Tournament Ambassador.
This year’s edition of Tiger Street Football will look to significantly increase the level of participation across the region with the competition being brought to three additional cities in Cambodia, Australia and Mongolia. Kicking off in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on March 15 and 16, Tiger Street Football 2013 will be hosted by seven cities in Asia Pacific, including Sydney, Australia (May); Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (June); Singapore (July); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August); and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (September).
The winners from each nation will converge in Guangzhou, China, for the International Grand Finals to become the Tiger Street Football Champion 2013 and the grand prize of US$30,000. The tournament, dubbed as “The Biggest Football Festival in Asia”, will feature entertainment with appearances by the Tiger Cage Girls, along with street-style performers and various urban artists at each leg similar to last year’s featured performances.
“We are delighted that Tiger Street Football has resonated so greatly with football fans across the region, and now entering new markets and winning over new fans in Cambodia, Mongolia and Australia for the first time. We are further committed to help bring Tiger Beer’s vibrant brand image alive on-ground in these new countries while leveraging our expanded broadcast network offerings under FOX International Channels to bring this marquee event to an even wider audience across the region,” said Mr Harvey Davis, Vice President, FOX SPORTS Event Management.