As some of you already know the Florida Cup is a soccer tournament that happens in Florida in the beginning of the year and it usually brings some of the best clubs around the world to fight for their 1st title of the season. This year the tournament will have River Plate (Argentina), Estudiantes (Argentina), Atletico Mineiro (Brazil), Corinthians (Brazil), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Vasco da Gama (Brazil), Millonarios de Bogotá (Colombia), Barcelona de Guayaquil (Equador), Bayer Leverkusen (Germany), VFL Wolfsburg (Germany) and Rowdies Tampa Bay (USA).
With that being said, we would like to invite you to participate in the Florida Cup Footvolley Fest 2017. The goal of this festival is to have a mix between professional and former soccer players and footvolley players in a competitive and fun environment. There will be also a King of the Beach tournament and also some exhibitions game throughout the day.
What: Florida Cup Footvolley Fest 2017
When: Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Where: The Oasis Club at Champions Gate (1520 Oasis Club, Champions Gate Blvd, Champions Gate, FL 33896)
Why: Because we love Footvolley
Who: Everyone is invited
See below the results. For more pics to go Footvolley Miami on Facebook
King of the Beach – Diogo Nanni.
Nanni, 21, played extremely well and took the trophy home. In the final game he played against a 8 time world champion (Helinho from Brazil), but the youngest player of the tournament was decided that he is going to win the tournament.
The Footvolley Fest also had some ex-professional soccer players kicking around and giving the spectators a great time. Eddie Johnson ,American retired soccer player who played the majority of his fourteen-year club career in the U.S. with various Major League Soccer teams was there and had a lot of fun playing against Fabio Luciano ” the captain”, a Brazilian soccer player who played for Flamengo, Corinthians and some other big teams. Gabriel, right back that played for Fluminense, Sao Paulo and also the Brazilian National team was also there and had a great time playing a 4×4 challenge against some of the best Footvolley players around the country.
The event was a great hit and the organizers are already thinking about next year.