Brazil, Italy, Russia and Costa Rica will face the Amazon Arena to compete in the International Football Tournament Women

The International Tournament takes place on 7, 11, 14 e 18 from December. The revelation was made on Friday(12) during the meeting.
12/08/2016 16h47 - Updated 13/08/2016 14h15
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Brazil, Italy, Russia and Costa Rica. These are the teams that will land in London to compete in the Copa Caixa International Football Tournament Women Manaus 2016, held from 7, 11, 14 e 18 from December, in the Amazon Arena. The revelation was made on Friday, day 12, during the meeting of commercial director of Sport Promotion, Alfredo Carvalho, the holder of the Secretary of State for Youth, Sports and leisure (Sejel), Fabricio Lima. In this ocasion, the producer's office, in Sao Paulo (SP), yet signed the event of the contract.

The eight league games will be distributed in four double rounds. In the first three rounds, the four teams will play against each other, and selections that tallying the most points will compete in the cup. "I could not be happier with the definition of the teams that will come to the tournament. Women's football will be in evidence in our city and I have no doubt that this event will also contribute to the sport grow even more. The Amazon fan has proved sometimes as like women's football, even surprised the Brazilian team at the Olympics, when the team played against South Africa, and has been collaborating with this reputation some time, to support the team Iranduba ", said Lima.

Also according to the secretary, They were agreed some actions prior to the tournament and that will benefit the population. "We are outlining an exhibition of women's football materials, both the national team and from other countries, which will be open to the public. Besides that, some women's football members of Brazil will visit social projects and will make a donation, which is still surprised, to a needy place of our city ", commented.

For Alfredo Carvalho, the definition of the selections is a gift to the city that already welcomes the tournament. "This is the most important tournament of women's soccer teams held in the Americas, annually. It brings together Brazil and three leading teams in the women's game and the biggest sports stars go through competition. Since I presented the project to the Secretary Fabricio Lima, he embraced the idea with great care and we are aligning, every passing day, the operational event. I believe it will be a success and I can say that we are heading for one of the best competitions ", highlighted.

At the contract signing, It was also agreed that the Cup will render the transfer of 20% of net income from box office to the State Fund for Sporting Goods (Feel), which will allow more Government of Amazonas investment to local sport. "The tournament will generate many benefits and, between them, is the highest percentage ever passed a game to the Sport Fund. We had some injections this year, all over 10% for team games out and the 7% which will be the male Brazilian national team, who will play against Colombia, day 6 of September. That is why, we will work day and night to make one of the best tournaments and make the organizer wants to return, it is a competition that favors us in relation to sport, the social and the economy ", said Lima.

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