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RED BULL STREET STYLE 2014

RED BULL STREET STYLE 2014
From Nov 15-16 the world’s best ballers will descend on Salvador to battle it out for the world title.
35 countries will be represented and qualifications will be on November 15 with all the big names in the mix, including last year’s champion Szymon Skalski from Poland.
The location of the competition is The Pelourinho, the historic central neighbourhood, where pop icon Michael Jackson filmed his video for “They don´t care about us”. Few cities could be more appropriate than Salvador to host this world-class sport event. Brazil’s first capital is famed for having the best carnival celebrations in the country.
Dozens of qualification tournaments held throughout the year handpicked the best national talents who will now go for the big title. The rules could not be simpler: 3 minutes, 2 players, 1 ball.
The jury evaluates the performance, skills and tricks and declares a winner who advances to the next round.
In the events’ last edition, freestyle footballers from all four corners of the world battled it out in Tokyo (JPN) in front of soccer superstar Marco Materazzi (ITA). In 2012 Japanese freestyle-soccer hero Tokura won the competition in Italy (Lecce). Football stars Fabio Cannavaro and Pippo Inzaghi watched the competition on site. In 2010 the World Final took place in Cape Town (RSA). Norway’s Anders Solum, 27, tricked his way to gold in front of a huge crowd on the city’s famous Grand Parade. George Weah (LB) and Edgar Davids (NED) presented the trophy to the proud winner.
In 2008 Arnaud “Sean” Garnier was crowned world freestyle soccer champion in São Paulo, Brazil at the Red Bull Street Style World Finals. Superstars Edgar Davids (NED), Bebeto (BRA), and futsal champion Falcão (BRA) have joined the WC as Judges.