Bahia is in the 2017 Florida Cup

Super-champion side Esporte Clube Bahia, who will compete in the Brazilian Serie A next year, will represent Brazil alongside Atlético-MG in the FC Challenge. The first team to represent Northeastern Brazil in the event, Bahia will play two games in Orlando: on the Jan. 12 against Germany's Wolfsburg and on Jan. 15 against Argentina's Estudiantes de La Plata.

"We are very excited about Bahia’s participation in the Florida Cup, and the legion of tricolor fans can be sure that the team has chosen the best option to start the 2017 season," said Ricardo Villar, CEO of the Florida Cup.

"Florida is already a popular in South America for preseason training, brand-building and fan engagement, and we're looking forward to making the Florida Cup a great event," says President of Bahia, Marcelo Sant'Ana.