Last year tango league came into India, after creating a buzz internationally. And now After 3 successful editions in Delhi, Adidas brought the league to Mumbai. The Tango League is a global football tournament that is won through a combination of football prowess and social clout. The league is a celebration of the city’s street football culture and aims to encourage young talent to chase their passion for the game.
The league was hosted in Mumbai at St. Andrew’s Football Turf in Bandra. 64 teams were participating in the league across 3 categories. The categories were Women, Under 18 and Over 18 which battled in a five-a-side format. 'Team JSC' cliched 'Men's Open Title', 'Team Misfits B' won the 'Women's Title' and 'Team Oscar SSE Pirates' clinched 'Boy's U18 Title'. the excitement quotient was taken to a whole new level when in all women’s tournament, Adidas further dial-up its efforts of driving inclusivity and equal opportunity for all athletes, irrespective of gender. The global sportswear giant, Adidas also hosted teams from Dharavi at the League thereby furthering their efforts to level the playing field, Staying true to their belief of ‘changing lives through the power of sports’.The footballers also tested their abilities in the 1V1 Panna cage battles and 60-second skill circuits.
Robin Singh, Indian footballer, and Adidas asset said: “The Adidas Tango League is an extremely popular urban football concept in India and across the globe. I wish I had something like this when I was growing up in football. With brands like Adidas coming forward and facilitating such grass-root efforts, the league is a boost for city amateurs”.
Commenting on the event, Manish Sapra, Senior Marketing Director, Adidas India, said, “Adidas understands its responsibility as the global leader in sports. We aim to work with and serve athletes of all skill levels. So whether it’s a young girl or a boy or a pro athlete, we want to inspire them through unique sports experiences to drive individual growth, helping create a better future.”