12/08/2016 07h54 - Updated 12/08/2016 09h57

missing 25 days for Brazil vs. Colombia, in the Amazon Arena, 20 thousand tickets have already been sold and the expectation is for full house

With 43 thousand tickets available, a total of 20 thousand fans have already secured a trip to the playoffs in the Amazon Arena.
Photo: Alfredo Fernandes / Secom
Photo: Alfredo Fernandes / Secom

After the participation of Manaus in the Olympics Rio 2016, the Amazon Arena prepares to host another great contest: the qualifiers of the World Cup 2018, in Russia. E, missing 25 days to the dispute between Brazil and Colombia, no dia 6 of September, representatives of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), public security organs, and the head of the Secretariat of State for Youth, Sports and leisure (Sejel), Fabricio Lima, They were in a meeting on the morning of Thursday, day 11, and talked about the game that will bring to Manaus the great stars of world football.

"In the second half will be 18 disputed points and that rush begins in Manaus. The Brazil plays in Quito, Ecuador, and then come to Manaus. It's the Tite's debut playing indoors, in Brazil", He warned the director of competitions CBF, Manoel Flores, believing that Manaus will be important for the national team can leave the sixth.

According to the leader of the maximum of Brazilian football body, the passion of the Amazon fan the sport was crucial to the Amazon capital was chosen to host the qualifiers. "If you question a lot because this game came to Manaus. There is a natural race to bring the games of the Brazilian team, further qualifiers to play at home. Are nine games at home and we have 26 states and Federal District or. We want to emphasize the support that the Amazon crowd gave us two friendlies the Olympic team last year. The two largest public in the Olympic preparation was right here. And as it should be, You have the example of the Olympics in the support given to women's football. We also highlight the Government of Amazonas support and partners ", Flores explained.

20 thousand tickets sold
With 43 thousand tickets available, a total of 20 thousand fans have already secured a trip to the playoffs in the Amazon Arena. Next to reach half the tickets sold, Manuel Flores guided the fans who purchased the ticket online or who will perform the exchange by the value set - after a decision by prosecutors to decrease 5% the value of higher ticket - to accelerate the process, guaranteed comfort and convenience.

"We have 20 thousand tickets sold. There are still little more than six thousand tickets to be exchanged at a discount and the expectation is for full house. will be 43 thousand tickets available. The exchange takes place until the day of the game, But we ask that the fans do not leave to the last minute ", warned.

Week selection in Manaus
The arrival of the Brazilian team of the controlled Tite technician is scheduled for the early hours of the day 2 of September. With an open workout for the public, Manuel also revealed that CBF studies carry out social activities during the stay of the five-times champions team in Manaus. "We will have an open workout for fans, you can watch it through the exchange of non-perishable food. We do not know the date and place. All will be well studied. Study also hold a week of selection activities in Manaus, We developed the work of social CBF. This activity will be released very soon and I'm sure the population will appear in weight ", stated.

financial legacy for local sport
The coming of the Brazilian team to Manaus, after 13 years away from Amazon, It will not serve only to fan kill homesickness. At the end of the match, 7% the income collected will go to the State Fund for Sporting Goods (Feel), enabling investment in local sport. “A CBF nos dá 7%, going to the sport background, and this feature could also help the Amazonian championship in the second half. It is an opportunity that CBF is giving us, not only in bringing the game here and economically moving the state, how to leave this feature here. This helps the Amazonian football and local sports strengthens ", said holder Sejel, Fabricio Lima.

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