The Soccerex Football Festival returns to Manchester, England, on Sunday September 3rd for a day showcasing the very best street and freestyle footballers in the world. The free festival will again host the best in World Street 3’s action with the World Street Soccer Championships and, for the first time, will include the European Freestyle Championships.
Street soccer continues to grow as one of the most popular urban sports on the planet and with its focus on moments of technique and personal flair, it is ideally suited to the modern digital age.
Taking place in a purpose-built cage at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, The 2017 World Street Soccer Championship will see The Netherlands defending their crown, against teams from England, Belgium, France, Russia, Germany, Croatia and Denmark.
Spectators will be treated to remarkable displays of flair and tricks from the world’s best street soccer players, including Issy ‘The Hitman’ Hamdoui and Orry Stok (Netherlands), Sean Garnier (France) and Soufiane Bencok and Leammsi (Belgium). The England team will feature rising street soccer stars Jack Downer and Kenji Parissody.The social media audience for street soccer stars is growing exponentially. The leading players have social media audiences that exceed those of even the biggest traditional football players and teams. The final stages of the tournament will be streamed via Facebook live by SPORTBIBLE.
This year, taking place alongside the World Street 3s will be the European Freestyle Football Championships. Featuring Europe’s best freestlylers and including the world’s number two female freestyle footballer, Liv Cooke, who starred in the recent Channel 4 advert for the UEFA Women’s Euros 2017 Finals. The Freestyle Championship attracts a huge global audience and this year will be streamed live on goal.com.
World Street 3s and the European Freestyle Football Championships will take place from 10am – 5pm at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester as part of a programme of football activities at the Soccerex Football Festival. The Soccerex Football Festival is free to attend with registration required online; however, organisers have advised fans to arrive early to guarantee entry.