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"A Copa do Guadiana" Tournament Transforms VRSA into the Youth Soccer Capital


The Vila Real de Santo António Sports Complex hosts the seventh edition of 'The Guadiana Cup', the biggest Iberian youth football tournament between June 24 and 29, which this year will have 145 teams from 11 districts of Portugal, Madeira and the Azores.



The competition is divided into three categories: soccer 5 (ranks 2011), soccer 7 (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010) and soccer 11 (2006), all conditions are met for games at the highest level with young the 7 and the 13 years.

The games will take place at the Vila Real de Santo António Sports Complex, Campo Francisco Gomes Socorro and Monte Gordo Sports Complex and will take place daily from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The finals will be played only in the Sports Complex.

For Conceição Cabrita, mayor of VRSA, «The Guadiana Cup« is one of the most important sporting events in the region »and marks the start of summer in the city. "It is, without a doubt, a strategic event for tourism, attracting hundreds of families to our county during the week of the competition", says the mayor.

For the organization of the Copa del Guadiana, "this is one of the highlights of the season, with all the infrastructure necessary for the accomplishment of great football moments, bringing together the best players and clubs of the day".

About 80 people are allocated to the event for support and support, namely at the technical level. Throughout the race, the "Guadiana Bus" line will be created to transport the thousands of athletes between the lodgings and the places of the games.

The opening ceremony is scheduled for June 24 at 8:30 p.m., in the VRSA Sports Complex, and will feature a show of light, color and sound. With the exception of the inaugural event, whose ticket has the value of 8 euros, all games have free entry.