Universal Orlando Resort and Florida Cup Partner to 2018

Launch event of the tournament announced details of the fourth edition

The Florida Cup, the largest annual sporting event in Florida, today introduced the novelties for 2018. One of the most important is the partnership with the Universal Orlando Resort. It was also announced details of the event entering the fourth edition as one of the most important international football calendar.

Universal Orlando is among the largest sponsors of the tournament. The parks Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and the brand new water park Volcano Bay will be the scenarios of large activations, including Fanfest, a celebration that will feature performances by internationally renowned artists.

Fans can buy, from today, the travel packages that include game tickets, hotel accommodations within the Universal complex Orlando and tickets to theme parks, through the official travel partner of the Florida Cup, the Kaluah Tours, on the site www.kaluahtours.com .

“The official launch of the Florida Cup 2018 takes place on a particular date. We are only 90 days from the first game between Corinthians and PSV in Orlando,” said the CEO of the Florida Cup, Ricardo Villar. “There is no better way to celebrate another tournament edition to announce big clubs and our new partner, Universal Orlando. We are sure that this brand is to add value to our competition, and ensure unique experiences for our audience “he said.

“We are excited to work with the Florida Cup, eager to host the teams and their fans and to show all that Universal has to offer,” said Marcos Barros, Senior Director of Marketing & Sales of Universal Orlando Resort – Latin America. “This partnership is the perfect blend of international football, passionate fans and entertainment, enabling us to continue connecting with our audience in new ways.”

The partnership was announced early on Monday at Universal CityWalk and included representatives of the Florida Cup and Universal, as well as ambassadors of clubs participating in the tournament, as the former Colombian goalkeeper René Higuita and PSV legend Willy van de Kerkhof.

Clubs that have confirmed participation in recent weeks were: Rangers FC (ESC), Atletico Nacional (COL), Sport Club Corinthians Paulista (BRA), Clube Atlético Mineiro (BRA), PSV Eindhoven (NED) and Barcelona SC (EQU). Monday was also announced the presence of the Fluminense FC (BRA) and Legia Warsaw (POL).

Current Polish champion, Legia Warsaw made history in the last UEFA Champions League: replaced Poland in the tournament’s group stage – after 20 years – and surprised the Europeans to play on equal terms with Real Madrid champion. In an exciting duel held in Warsaw, Legia tied for 3-3 with the meringues, drawing the attention of Spanish presented by the high level. Days later, the Legia reaffirmed their strength by beating Sporting in Portugal, by 1-0, and secure third place in the group, ahead of traditional Portuguese team.

2018 edition of the Florida Cup also marks the return to Fluminense tournament. Present in the first two years of the competition, the team of Orange accumulated positive experiences in Orlando in 2015, the Germans faced FC Koln and Bayer Leverkusen and, in 2016, made good duels with Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukraine, and the International. Excellence in training and high-level clashes ensured the team once again among the participants. Among the main titles Fluminense are the Brazilian Championships 1984, 2010 and 2012, and the Brazil Cup 2007. The most famous team in the history of the club was called “Tricolor machine” led by Rivelino at the end of the 1970s .

“We are very happy for the invitation made to us to participate in the Florida Cup. Fluminense had already participated in the first editions, in 2015 and 2016, and has always had an extremely satisfactory return. The club receives full support of the organization in relation to logistics , accommodation with excellent infrastructure and excellent working conditions. I see that the competition grew even more, the competition level is very high. it is undoubtedly a unique tournament that offers the best preparation in the world at this time of year. the Florida Cup will give my team a very good parameter of what we can find in the rest of the year, “said Abel Braga, Fluminense coach.

“Our goal is always to provide quality football and high-level entertainment for fans. As for the teams, we focus on providing training venues of excellence and international exclusive clashes. No wonder that on the eve of the fourth edition, Florida Cup is established as an unmissable event in the international football calendar, “concluded Ricardo Villar. It is worth noting that several stars of clubs in Europe and América do Sul to participate in the competition will represent their country at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

Florida Cup 2018 format – Schedule:

The Florida Cup 2018 will take place between 10 and January 20. Each club plays two games in a calendar format points. Each vitória vale three points. In the case of a tie, the clubs add a point. The complete schedule of games is available below and also on the website www.floridacup.com .

A special pre-sale tickets for the Florida Cup will be held on October 20. To participate, fans must register in www.floridacup.com .

The game tickets will be sold to the general public from October 21.

Game

Date

Confrontation

City

game 1

January, 10

SC Corinthians v PSV

Orlando

game 2

January 11

Clube Atlético Mineiro v Rangers FC

Orlando

game 3

January 12

PSV Eindhoven v Fluminense FC

Orlando

game 4

January 13

Barcelona SC v Legia Warsaw

Fort Lauderdale

game 5

January 13

Ranger FC v SC Corinthians

Orlando

game 6

January 14

National Athletic v Atlético Mineiro

Orlando

game 7

January 15

Fluminense FC v Barcelona SC

Orlando

game 8

January 20

Legia Warsaw v Atletico Nacional

St. Petersburg

About the Florida Cup:

The Florida Cup is the biggest international celebration of football held annually in Florida. It is a global platform that combines sports and entertainment. Live broadcast in 2017 to more than 140 countries, the tournament reached more than 50 million viewers. Recognized worldwide, the event will bring together clubs in Europe and Latin America. The competition guarantees clubs ideal preparation before the start of their campaigns and the kickoff to the FIFA World Cup 2018 football. For more information about the Florida Cup, visit www.floridacup.com or follow our social networks (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

About Universal Orlando Resort:

The Universal Orlando Resort is the only vacation destination, and is part of NBCUniversal Comcast family. For over 25 years, Universal Orlando has created epic holiday for the whole family – amazing experiences that put visitors in the center of stories and powerful adventures.

The theme parks of Universal Orlando – Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure – home to some of the most exciting and innovative theme park attractions in the world, including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Diagon Alley . And now it’s opened the third park Universal Orlando, Universal’s Volcano Bay – an entirely new experience of water theme park. Hotels within the Universal Orlando complex – Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort – have a total of 5600/4 and are destinations in themselves. Your entertainment complex, the Universal CityWalk offers dining and entertainment options for all family members.

Universal Orlando Resort has launched more than 25 new attractions for visitors since 2010 – complete thematic areas, powerful attractions, amazing restaurants and magnificently themed hotels. They are already open Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a revolutionary attraction at Islands of Adventure, and the newest and most unique experience in gastronomy CityWalk, The Chocolate Emporium & Savory Kitchen Feast.

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