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The former Real Madrid and Juventus star will be here as the popular five-a-side tournament makes its sixth stop, with 32 teams set to fight it out for a Finals spot in Vietnam

Tiger Street Football will be back this year in Singapore to thrill local fans with former Italy World-Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro as the ambassador of the five-a-side tournament.

To be held at the Event Plaza at Marina Bay Sands, this year's edition will see 32 teams battling it out in the National Finals on Friday for cash prizes of USD3,000 and USD1,500 for the first and second-placed teams respectively. The Singapore champions then qualify for the Grand Finals in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on November 9, with the overall champions to be awarded the coveted top prize of USD30,000.

The top two local teams also get the opportunity to play against international teams from Italy, Germany, Malaysia and Vietnam on Saturday for a chance to win additional cash prizes of USD5,000, USD2,500 and USD1,000 for first, second and third place respectively.

Each game will be played in two six-minute halves in a unique oval-caged, hard-court pitch with no side-lines. This provides a refreshing platform for players to showcase their talent, while developing their skills in competitive street football.

Former Fifa World Player of the Year Cannavaro has come on board as the face of Tiger Street Football this year, with one lucky winner of a competition on Tiger Beer Facebook's page set to play alongside him in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on Friday.

Two meet-and-greet sessions with Cannavaro on Thursday and Friday at the tournament’s Beer Garden will also be held. Additional details will be announced closer to the event.

There will also be a host of side activities on show at the tournament, including special dance routines by the Tiger Cage Girls and freestyle football performances by four-time world record holder, Laura Biondo.

“We are very excited to be hosting this year’s tournament at Marina Bay Sands against the backdrop of the amazing Singapore city skyline as it takes our commitment to bringing a unique flavour of the best ‘live’ street football action to a whole new level," said Rene de Monchy, head of marketing at Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore.

This Singapore leg is the sixth stop of the tournament, whicg has seen an increase in the level of participation in the region due to the introduction of three additional stops in Cambodia, Australia and Mongolia, on top of Malaysia and China.

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