On May 4, the day of the restoration of the independence of the Republic of Latvia, the "Ghetto Football" team had the fifth "Ghetto Football Euro League" tournament. It is no secret that the Grīziņkalns district in Riga has experienced many changes until it reached the existing infrastructure. Taking the example of "Ghetto Games' Grīziņkalns", such a district was also chosen by the organizers of the Brussels event - a district where street football is played in every corner in different age categories.
Despite the fact that Brussels is the capital of Europe, the event took place in the epicenter of street culture, where almost every child has grown up with a ball. One of the strongest teams in the Euroleague so far, fought until midnight for a ticket to the grand final on June 8, in Riga! The event wasn't complete without the successful panna tournament, which was won by one of the most popular street football players, Mehdi Amri (Belgium).
"The tournament was very powerful, which we haven't had in street football for a long time, despite the fact that the most popular players come from Belgium. It was not easy. I'm disappointed that I didn't make it to the finals with my 3v3 team, but we still have a chance to win in Amsterdam. And, of course, we will meet in Ventspils in the panna 1 vs. 1 final tournament", about the tournament says the panna 1 vs. 1 winner in Brussels, who started his career in street football at the age of 13.
At the opening of the tournament, the spectators were surprised with a football freestyle show, in which performed Melody Donchet from France and Soufian Bencok from Belgium, who are also Euroleague ambassadors.
A big thank you should also go to our project partner in Brussels, Muhamed, who is one of the founders of the pan and is actively involved in the development of street football culture!
Winners of the Belgian Ghetto Football Euro League individual competition:
"Panna 1v1" - MehdiI Amri, Belgium
16+ age group:
1."Yoga 3" (Julien Verko, Georges, Bilal), Belgium;
2. "Oui, oui, oui" (Ferjani Safi, Mehdi Amri, Rawi Miled, Jassim Mazouz), Belgium;
3. "Dima Maghreb" (Ilias Khatmamaoui, Yassine Gasmi, Ayoub Touil), Belgium.
1. "Les 5s"
3. Yo Street Zone
U15 boys group:
Remaining Ghetto Football Euro League events: May 7 - Netherlands, Amsterdam, May 11 - Denmark, Copenhagen, May 14 - Germany, Berlin, May 18 - Poland, Warsaw, May 21 - Lithuania, Vilnius, 8 June - Latvia, Riga, "Ghetto Football Euroleague" superfinal.
"Ghetto Football Euro League" is eleven unique 3v3 street football tournaments in eleven European countries with thousands of talented street football players and a total prize pool of 10,000 EUR. Football Euroleague takes place in eleven countries - Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania and will end with the most important event of the competition, the final, in Riga, the capital of Latvia, on June 8, where the best European 3-on-3 street football teams will fight.
In the organization of the Belgium event, "Ghetto Games" thanks the cooperation partners of the event Mohamed, cooperation partners "Dzintars", "Rāmkalni", "LaLiga", "Ghetto Games Shop". The project is co-financed by the European Union program "Erasmus+: Sports".