In two weeks time, three of the world’s top football teams – Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain – will arrive on our shores for the world’s premier summer tournament: the International Champions Cup.
Sure, the players might just see it as a friendly kick-a-bout but it’s also a chance for the teams to kick-start their pre-season training, so you can expect some intense football matches.
From 20 July to 29 July, members of the public can also immerse themselves in a world of football with various activities lined up at the House of Football pop-up at Clarke Quay.
Taking centrestage at the pop-up is the game of Panna. It’s a one-on-one or two-on-two challenge to nutmeg your opponent before scoring a goal. Played in a decagonal cage, players should maintain as much possession of the ball as possible in all directions –forwards, backwards or sideways. You can register here to play at Panna at the House of Football or take part in the Urban Street Team’s Panna Championships.
Who knows, the managers of the three teams might just walk past and be impressed enough by your skills to sign you on the teams.