Current Argentine Primera División leaders Estudiantes de la Plata were announced today as the final team to join the Florida Cup Challenge 2017. Estudiantes joins the event as invited guests of co-hosts Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Estudiantes will play its Florida Cup matches against Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER) at Al Lang Stadium on January 8th, 2017, and against Clube de Regatas Flamengo (BRA) at UCF’s Brighthouse Network Stadium on January 15th, 2017.
The Club’s Chairman, legendary Argentine midfielder Juan Sebastián Verón, commented on the news, “Estudiantes de la Plata is honored to participate in the Florida Cup in January 2017, against some of the most talented and powerful teams in the world.”
Estudiantes de la Plata (ARG) are currently leading the Argentine Primera División and is one of the most successful clubs in Argentina. The club has won five professional league titles in addition to its international success. Estudiantes won four Copa Libertadores (including three straight from 1968–70), an Intercontinental Cup (precursor to the FIFA Club World Cup), and an Interamerican Cup.