Uncaging Football - Meet the teams

You've read all about this year's Tiger Street Football tournament and its ambassador Deco, but now it's time to find out more about the teams that will be duking it out to on the streets and the players fighting for a chance to impress and make it into Deco's star selection.

Dat Vinh Tien FC

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Dat Vinh Tien FC
Country: Vietnam

This 5-year-old team aren't just the defending champions of Tiger Street Football, they have multiple titles in local and regional tournaments.

Dat Vinh Tien FC completely blew the competition away in 2013, but can they do it again this year?

Key Players

Midfielder Dau Thanh Dat names Xavi as his idol and he definitely moves like the Spanish playmaker. Meanwhile, striker Khong Dinh Hung scores goals for fun.

Anachak Baitong

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Anachak Baitong
Country: Cambodia
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These guys didn’t win the local Cambodia Tiger Street Football tournament in 2013 for nothing.

Every player in Anachak Baitong has their own specialty, from freestylers armed with tricks to dead ball specialists and of course, an expert shot stopper.

They’re a real no-nonsense street team that’s bound to lift the crowd.

Key Players

Lak Phirun, captain of the team whose favourite player is Luka Modric and Vann Sokrethya, the team's talismanic 23-year-old striker who calls Wayne Rooney his idol.

Daniel FC

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Daniel FC
Country: Cambodia

A team that has played together since 1998, Daniel FC believes in one playing philosophy — they’re all about heart and passion.

Tiger Street Football 2014 is their first international tournament. Will they rise to the challenge?

Key Players

Diminutive midfielder Dani Kouch whose size belies his ability. Also watch out for Heng Sokly, the focal point and striker of the team.

Latin Lovers

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Latin Lovers
Country: Australia

Australia's representatives are a truly international team, consisting of players originating from different countries.

But Latin Lovers' chemistry and moves have pushed them into the international arena, participating in tournaments as far as Dubai.

Key Players

Midfielder Alex Miguel Jara is definitely one to look out for, the team’s creative cog. Between the sticks, nothing much gets past goalkeeper Prudencio Patana Chacon.

Blue Wolves

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Blue Wolves
Country: Mongolia

The Blue Wolves actually consists of players handpicked to form an all-star team representing Mongolia.

All players have played in Tiger Street Football before and boast accolades in local tournaments and leagues.

Another exciting team to watch out for!

Key Players

Team captain Mungunsukh Battsagaan isn’t just a leader, he’s the midfield lynchpin of the team. Behind him, Turbat Daginaa tirelessly defends and often storms forward to launch counter attacks.

MNS FC

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MNS FC
Country: Mongolia

A mix of experienced veterans and young starlets, MNS FC are well-known in Ulaanbaatar and beyond.

The team is all about power and agility combined.

On paper, they certainly look like one of the teams to beat at Tiger Street Football 2014.

Key Players

Without a doubt, Bayarzorig Davaa, a striker who has won 3 gold medals in the Mongolian National League. Uzlii-od Baatar is one to watch too — he's a rock at the back.

MNA-CPG

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MNA-CPG
Country: Singapore

They started out as close friends with a common love for football and their chemistry was evident at Tiger Street Football 2013.

MNA-CPG has been making a name for themselves in local and regional tournaments, so they're pumped up to show their moves at TSF 2014.

Key Players

Midfield enforcer and captain Ariff Hamdan Bin Ramlan is hugely experienced. Alongside him, Muhd Ramadhan Bin Ahmad is all about subtle touches and clever passes.

Touch N Go

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Touch N Go
Country: Singapore

The champions of the local Singapore Tiger Street Football tournament from 2011-2012, Touch N Go are no pushovers.

They’ve been playing together for 9 years and have traveled around the region for tournaments armed with flair and finesse.

Key Players

Winger Hafiz Bin Abd Sani is a bag of tricks and wits who models his game on speedster Gareth Bale. At the back, Sim Yi Long keeps the defense watertight.