Brazil Cup

July 21-30th 2019

Brazil Cup has received team from over to 30 countries in the 17 years since it began. Teams have taken part from United States, South Africa, England, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, China, South Korea, Japan, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Haiti and of course Brazil. More than 30 thousand young players have already played in Brazil Cup such as Kaká, Anderson and Julio Baptista.

Brazil Cup – the greatest international youth soccer tournament in Brazil!

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Minas Garden Hotel

Minas Garden Hotel has a central location in Pocos de Caldas. Rooms are comfortable with quality wood floors and soft lighting. All feature a TV, minibar and private balcony. Breakfast served in the hotel you will find breads, cakes, salad of fruits, pastries, seasonal fruits, natural juices, jams, cheese, cold … and of course, traditional cheese bread. Coffee is served from Monday to Friday you give 6:00 -10:00 hrs. Breakfast is served from 7:00 -11:00 Lunch and dinner – For your lunch or dinner there is no shortage of options, the city is full of restaurants, pizzerias and bars with typical foods.

Tournament Programme

July 20th: Depart UK on board an overnight flight to Sao Paulo

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July 21st: Upon arrival you will be met your bilingual tour guide who will travel with you by coach to your your tournament accommodation.

Upon arrival you will have time to relax and enjoy dinner.

July 22nd: After breakfast there will be time for a training session and then you will register your team into BRAZIL CUP.

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July 23rd: The opening ceremony and some games this evening.

July 24th: First round games. Guided city tour and Brazilian steakhouse dinner.

July 25-28th: Brazil Cup playoff and quarter final matches.

July 29th: After todays final matches you leave Pocos de Caldas and head for Santos, where you will visit the Museum dedicated to Pele and Neymar, two of Brazils most famous footballers.

Inaugurated in June 2014, the Museum is now a tourist attraction where all football enthusiasts can appreciate and learn more about the history of these incredible Brazilian footballers.

The mansion of Valongo, where Pelé´s museum is now located, is one of the restored buildings. Its construction dates from 1865 and its original façade was reconstructed during the building’s restoration. One block of the building holds the temporary exhibitions and auditorium, while the second one keeps all the memorabilia about the footballers. There is a third area of the museum dedicated to interactive games.

You can see trophies, videos and documents. As you can imagine, there are a lot of things to be seen about Pele, a man who scored over 1000 goals and was part of the winning Brazilian squad of 1958, 1962 and 1970. Actually, there are nearly 2,500 items in the museum.

July 30th: Return home, have you got the winners trophy in your luggage?!

The Area

Poços de Caldas

Poços de Caldas is a city and municipality in south-western Minas Gerais state in the micro region of the same name.  The city is very well taken care of, with several green areas, among parks, squares, gardens and São Domingos mountain, which has trails for walking.

Cristo Redento

Cristo Redento

Cristo Redento is one of the major tourist attractions of Poços de Caldas.  Second in Brazil in this style, the monument to Christ the Redeemer had its construction started in February 1958 and was inaugurated on May 13 of the same year. Located at the top of the Serra de São Domingos, the monument measures 30m high, 14m of pedestal and 16m of image.  The 160 pieces were transported from Campinas to Poços de Caldas in 5 trucks weighing 21 tons.  You can visit it by cable car which runs every day except Tuesday and Wednesday from 2.00 – 5.30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. till 5.30 and Sunday from08.30 until 4.00 p.m.

The Bride's Veil

The Bride's Veil

Located in Ribeirão das Antas near the Poços de Caldas mall, Véu das Noivas waterfall is formed by three waterfalls, the main one being 10 metres high and 15 metres wide. The waters form rapids and advance at a speed that enchants.  Riparian woods and rocks are associated with the landscape. On site, there is a little train that walks on the edge of the park where you can contemplate the natural beauty of the place, composed of pine trees, flowers and ornamental plants. In addition to craft fair works in the old restaurant.

Visitation: On weekdays, from 8 am to 5.30 pm, on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 8 am to 6 pm.

Thermas Antônio Carlos

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The thermal waters of Poços de Caldas have been known since the end of the 18th century. However, it was only from the 19th century that the sources of thermal waters passed through a process of scientific enrichment and the healing properties of these waters that already attracted to Poços de Caldas a great number of visitors. were discovered. In1886 that the first bathhouse of the city,  whilst in1927 the then governor of the state granted the city an order to transform it into the first bathing resort in Brazil. Consequently, after the remodeling of the Palace Hotel, the implantation of a large garden park ‘José Affonso Junqueira, Thermas Antônio Carlos and Palace Casino, Poços de Caldas became not only the first seaside resort in Brazil, but also the first seaside resort in Latin America to make use of the thermal waters, contributing to a new history of the city.

Theme Park. Walter World is one of the largest parks in Brazil.

Theme Park. Walter World is one of the largest parks in Brazil.

The story of the Walt Disney project resembles, in many ways, that of Walter Michael. Like Disney, Walter also wanted to build a place where everyone, or at least almost everyone could become part of their dreams, where anyone who was or is still a child could experience unforgettable sensations, in which fantasies are often kept inside could be experienced.  Release that cry of joy, give that smile, feel the happiness and the magic of a moment.

At that time, Walter, then twenty-eight years old, the gleam in his eyes showed his determination when he said that one day he would build his enchanted world. Like Disney,  Walter also left before seeing his dream come true. But his family took the project forward. For years, the idea of building a theme park did not leave the minds of those who listened to their stories and saw many of the photos of their most remarkable journey. Much time passed and numerous difficulties had to be overcome until on November 6, 1997, the dream finally came true.  Today,  Walter World is one of the largest theme parks in the country, with a total area of 150,000 square metres and numerous rides all surrounded by a stunning natural landscape.

Japanese Tea Garden.  A perfect place to take the family to enjoy some peace and quiet (pick a nice spot for a picnic). Visit a replica of a Japanese tea house, right on the middle of a garden where the bonsai trees are perfectly cultivated, there is also a carp pond, and many monkeys. At “Fonte do Desejo”, a fountain make a wish.This garden is close to an elegant neighbourhood, close to “Fonte dos Amores” (The Lovers’ Fountain).

Japanese Tea Garden

Japanese Tea Garden

A perfect place to take the family to enjoy some peace and quiet (pick a nice
spot for a picnic). Visit a replica of a Japanese tea house, right on the middle of a garden where the bonsai trees are perfectly cultivated, there is also a carp pond, and many monkeys. At “Fonte do Desejo”, a fountain make a wish.This garden is close to an elegant neighbourhood, close to “Fonte dos
Amores” (The Lovers’ Fountain).

Getting There

The nearest airport is Viracopos/Campinas which is 102 miles away, unfortunately there are no direct flights from the UK to this airport and only one from Europe, which is via Lisbon.
The next nearest airport is Sao Paulo International which is166 miles away. The only airlines that flies there directly from the UK are British Airways and LATAM Brasil from London-Heathrow, however there are several that fly there
from all over the UK and Ireland with a stop over. Here are some of them:
Air Europa, via Madrid, from Edinburgh and London-Gatwick.
Air France, via Paris, from Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Durham Tees Valley, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Guernsey, Humberside, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Leeds/Bradford, London-City,
London-Heathrow, London-Luton, London-Southend, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and Southampton.
Iberia, via Madrid, from Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Manchester and Newcastle.
KLM, via Amsterdam, from Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham Tees Valley, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Humberside, Inverness, Leeds/Bradford, London-City, London-Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich
and Southampton.

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