Tiger Beer brings five international football legends to Vietnam with Tiger Street Football

Ho Chi Minh City,  April 29, 2019 – Tiger Beer, Asia’s leading international premium beer, announced today the highly anticipated return of Tiger Street Football in Southeast Asia, which kicks off in Vietnam on 11 May with a non-stop series of exhilarating football tournaments featuring the best local teams.

Awaken your courage with Tiger Street Football

Giving unknown street football talents a stage to uncage their passion and showcase their skills, Tiger Beer teams up with international football legend and former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand as Tiger Street Football ambassador this year. For the first time in history, Vietnamese football fans will welcome the arrival of Rio Ferdinand in the country together with four other international football legends: Roberto Carlos (Brazil), Luis Figo (Portugal), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast) và Park Ji-sung (South Korea). In addition, Vietnamese goalkeeper Dang Van Lam will be part of the tournament as the local ambassador of Tiger Street Football.

Vietnam has a thirst for dynamic football action

“Recognising Vietnam’s thirst for dynamic football action, we’re thrilled to offer a stage for emerging footballers to showcase their skills and uncage their talents, providing them the opportunity and courage to roar for the world to hear.” said Mr. Alexander Koch, on behalf of Tiger Beer in Vietnam.

“Growing up, the streets of Peckham were the only place where I could kick the ball and work on making my dream of becoming a professional footballer a reality. With Tiger Street Football I hope to inspire raw football talents in Southeast Asia and together with Tiger Beer, provide them with opportunities to shine,” said Rio Ferdinand, Tiger Street Football 2019 Ambassador.

Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam will be the local ambassador of Tiger Street Football 

After a series of local tournaments, Tiger Street Football will bring the action to a specially-constructed football pitch in Ho Chi Minh City on June 23, where the top local team will receive a grand prize of VND 100 million and the opportunity to play against Rio Ferdinand and four other international football legends in an epic five-a-side Grand Final tournament. This one-of-a-kind mega event is expected to attract millions of football fans and generate huge media interest.

Tiger Street Football will inspire raw football talents in Vietnam

The tournament is open for all football fans 18 years old and above. For more information on registration, please visit http://tigerstreetfootball.skylinevietnam.com


Tiger Street Football will feature a series of exhilarating tournaments to support the very best raw football talent in Southeast Asia:

  • GRASSROOTS TOURNAMENT: From May 11th to 25th to find the best 128 teams
  • REGIONAL TOURNAMENT: From May 26th to June 16th to find the best eight 32 teams
  • GRAND FINAL: On June 23rd to find out the champion.

About Tiger Beer
Since 1932, Tiger Beer has been Asia’s leading premium beer and one of the fastest growing brands that is currently available in more than 50 markets across the globe. Tiger Beer believes great ideas and talent are not born in the boardroom but born on the streets of the world. Therefore, Tiger Beer is committed to championing raw talents who approach their craft in unconventional ways. Tiger Beer continues to support these talents by uncaging unexpected possibilities for them through Tiger Remix, Tiger Street Football, Tiger Wall and many more to come. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/TigerBeerVN

For media queries, please contact:

Ms. Nguyễn Vân Anh                                                   
Head of Communications                                               
HEINEKEN Vietnam                                                           
Telephone: 028 3822 2755                                             
Email: NguyenVan.Anh@heineken.com

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