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2011 U17 Future Champions Belo Horizonte Final Day

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Sunday, 18th December 2011 – Orlando Pirates FC grabbed the seventh place position after their defeat of Italian giants Juventus on the final day of the Future Champions Belo Horizonte in Brazil yesterday, Saturday, 17th December. The…Read more

2011 U17 Future Champions Belo Horizonte Day 04

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, 17th December 2011 – It will be an all Brazilian affair at the final of the 2011 Future Champions Belo Horizonte after defending champions Atletico Mineiro and Cruzeiro EC won their respective semi-final matches yesterday (Friday,…Read more

2011 U17 Future Champions Belo Horizonte Day 03

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, 15th December 2011 – Orlando Pirates FC registered their first win of the Future Champions Belo Horizonte tournament to finish second in their group yesterday, Wednesday, 14th December 2011. In front of a large crowd, which…Read more

2011 U17 Future Champions Belo Horizonte Day 02

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, 14th December 2011 – The Brazilian teams dominated the second day of the Future Champions Belo Horizonte tournament with three wins yesterday in Brazil (Tuesday, 13th December 2011). Defending Champions Atletico Mineiro claimed their second victory…Read more

  • We had a wonderful football and cultural experience in Gauteng. The tournament and activities were very well organized and we found everyone involved extremely helpful and accommodating. We have all returned home with fantastic memories of our time in South Africa, both on and off the pitch, and have made many new friends as a result of the trip. I hope that we are invited to participate in future tournaments.

    Everton Academy Head Coach
  • The experience both on and off the field for our players during the Future Champions tournament in Gauteng was life-enriching for all those who participated. We were privileged enough to win this edition but what will be bringing us back in future is the cross-cultural education our players receive from spending time with athletes from all over the world. They are human beings before they are football players and enriching them with other cultures is as rewarding as the experience they receive on the field.

    Club Tijuana Director of Football
  • After twenty years of experiencing tournaments around the globe, Future Champions is hands down the best organized, well run International Tournament we have ever participated in. Bringing teams from dozens of different countries provided our boys exposure to cultural diversity they only read about in textbooks. It’s amazing how sport can be the cultural link that provides the opportunity to interact with each other and discover that our global community is a bit smaller than they realized. We had a football and cultural experience that will be cherished for the rest of our lives.

    Director of USYSA Select
  • For us to compete in Future Champions is much more than playing a series of matches. It is an opportunity to compete and contrast our level against the best teams from around the world and the possibility of living in another culture and environment for an unforgettable week, learning about the history of the fight for human rights.

    Director of Aspire Academy