the COTIF, the best youth tournament in the world

the COTIF, the best youth tournament in the world
COTIF is one of the world youth tournaments importanes.

COTIF is the best youth tournament in the world. In 1983, a team from a village in the province of Valencia called C.E Alcudia was invited to the French town of Bollene to play a friendly international tournament where competing sets of various nationalities.

 L'Alcudia, world capital of youth football

What was a simple participation in a tournament minnows would become over time in the embryo which is possibly today one of the best youth tournaments in the world: Sub International Football Tournament 20 of Alcudia, also known as the Cotif.

And that step by France served to players and team officials will pose the village hall the beginning of a sub quote 20 every summer from 1984 with which to showcase to the world's young hopefuls and pass that promote a town of just 11.000 population. Said and done. What looked like a somewhat risky venture is 30 years after a wonderful opportunity to see some of the greatest talents the world.

Elite great players have gone through the COTIF

And is that in more than three decades of football, the list of great players who have been through l'Alcudia has been great. By COTIF they have passed players like Andres Palop (which it is of the same people), Raul, Guti, Cafu,  Iker Casillas,  Andriy Shevchenko ,David Albelda,  Jordi Cruyff, Ivan de la Peña , Salomon Rondon, Ricardo Oliveira Rafael Márquez, among others, They have been some of the names that have been allowed to see this increasingly media championship, increasingly important next to Toulon.

The COTIF has been played since 1984.
The COTIF has been played since 1984.

selections, clubs, anything goes as presenting rising stars within a few years coparán covers half the world. Valencia is the most successful club tournament, (for that geographical proximity), but the USSR with four gimped, Madrid, Barcelona and Brazil have also emerged victorious from this event.

 

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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