Perspolise to represent PH in Neymar Jr’s Five World Finals in Brazil

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Team Perspolise celebrate after winning the Neymar Jr’s Five 2018 National Final in Bonifacio Global City, Philippines on April 21, 2018Perspolise knocked off crowd-favorite Tondo FC, 4-0, in the Neymar Jr’s Five National Finals Saturday at Turf BGC in Taguig to book a trip to Brazil this July.Perspolise, composed of Louis Serge Kaole, Otuyemi Emmanuel, Junior Stephen Ngong Sam, John Paul Canieso, Okoh Anthony Alechanu, team captain Hamed Hajimehdi and head coach Mikee Carrion, are headed to the World Finals on July 21 at Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr. in Praria Grande, Brazil.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ SEA Games: Tabugara delivers wushu gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:54SEA Games: Tabugara delivers wushu gold for PH00:50Trending Articles03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “It was a tough game, but everything worked out for us in the finals,” Carrion said. “It’s a great honor for us to represent the country. We’re going to go there and have fun, but everybody has to watch out because we’re representing the Philippines.”“It was good, we brought out our best players and we are excited to go to Brazil,” said Hajimehdi. “Football is my life, I have been playing since I was thirteen years old. It allowed me to play in many countries and all clubs. It’s also my job, football is my life.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTondo FC failed to get over the hump for the second straight time after losing to Naxional in the final last year.READ: Naxional trips Tondo, books trip to Brazil MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident As pressure mounts, Tabora keeps her composure Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We played better than last year,” said Tondo FC’s Dennis Balbin. “We really had to prepare for this year. We worked on team defense and organization, learning that Neymar Jr’s Five is really a team effort.”“I think we were all rooting for Tondo FC, they would have made a great story,” said Sports Director Anton del Rosario. “But I’m happy for Perspolise, I’ve got friends there. On the world finals, Perspolise won’t play like they’re on vacation. They’re going to play to win.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more