November 27th, 2012
This week David Oertli of Lazz Sports is attending the Avai International Cup in Florianopolis, Brazil, as a guest of the Mexican Football Federation.
The Mexican U-17 team is participating in the tournament at the Ressacada stadium, alongside Figueirense FC, Sao Paulo FC, El Semillero football Academy (Bolivia ), Avaí FC, Botafogo, Santos FC and Académie Mohammed VI (Morocco), with the competition taking place from November 25th to December 2nd 2012.
The tournament provides an opportunity for clubs and national teams to compete against each other and give their players valuable international experience.
The event will also give teams a chance to enjoy cultural interaction and will provide a coaches with a forum to discuss youth player development.
Indeed, an international conference on player development will be held in conjunction with the tournament on November 29th, with guest speakers including René Simões, Carlos Brazil (C.R. Flamengo), Bruno Costa (CBF) and NasserLarguet (ex-French Football Federation and actual director ofAcadémie Mohammed VI in Morocco).
For more information please visit the Avai International Cup website: www.avaiinternationalcup.com.br/en/Home.
Mexican U-17 national team (photo courtesy of avaiinternationalcup.com)