MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--beIN SPORTS will exclusively broadcast LaLiga and El Larguero Foundation’s “LaLiga Promises,” the first world youth clubs soccer tournament in the United States. The competition features top young players, ages 12 and under, from 17 top global clubs and will be held at the Ransom Everglades School in Miami, FL beginning on Sunday, December 27th through Tuesday, December 29th.
“We are thrilled to bring the first-ever ‘LaLiga Promises’ tournament to the United States featuring the future stars of the sport,” said Yousef Al-Obaidly, Managing Director of beIN SPORTS. “The passion demonstrated by these young professionals is undeniable and inspiring, and we look forward to providing exclusive coverage of this competition to beIN SPORTS viewers in the United States.”
The tournament will feature LaLiga Global Ambassador Raúl González Blanco, considered by many as one of the most important players in the history of Real Madrid and one of the greatest Spanish players of all time. Raúl will be hosting a football clinic with 50 children, will participate in an All Star match and will be interacting with fans at the event.
LaLiga’s President, Javier Tebas, added: “For LaLiga is both a challenge and an honor to bring this tournament to Miami. The city has great enthusiasm and we do not rule out organizing it here again for future Holidays. With LaLiga Promises we will promote the world’s best soccer league in America and encourage the future of the sport in the United States.”
With the aim of internationalizing LaLiga, they partnered with El Larguero Foundation in 2014 to organize and coordinate the "LaLiga Promises," which are a part of the LFP World Challenge and has assisted in the development of superstars like Barcelona’s Andrés Iniesta and Gerard Piqué, Atlético de Madrid’s Fernando Torres and Chelsea’s Cesc Fàbregas.
Exclusive coverage will air live on beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS CONNECT. Check your local listings for the broadcast schedule.
The teams participating include:
- Real Madrid C.F., Spain
- Borussia Dortmund, Germany
- Aspire Academy, Qatar
- Sagan Tosu, Japan
- Valencia C.F., Spain
- Sevilla F.C., Spain
- Chicago Fire S.C., United States
- Club Fútbol America, Mexico
- Atlético de Madrid S.A.D., Spain
- Juventus FC, Italy
- Club Estudiantes, Argentina
- Orlando City SC, United States
- Real Club Celta de Vigo, Spain
- F.C. Barcelona, Spain
- Villarreal C.F., Spain
- Crystal Palace F.C., United Kingdom
- Weston F.C., United States
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