Orlando, Fla. – January 3, 2020 – Officials with Florida Cup 2020 announced today that award-winning Colombian singer Manuel Turizo will participate in a special extended performance on January 18, sharing the stage with Brazilian artist Ivete Sangalo at Exploria Stadium.
Named Best New Latin Artist by the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Turizo’s hit song “Una Lady Como Tú” propelled him into mainstream popularity, recently receiving more than 1.3 billion views on YouTube. Turizo will perform with Sangalo in a special show scheduled to take place in between the double-header matches of New York City FC vs. Palmeiras (2 p.m. kickoff), and Atletico Nacional vs. Corinthians (5:30 p.m. kickoff) in the final of Florida Cup 2020. Tickets are available at www.FloridaCup.com.
Commenting on the performance, Florida Cup CEO Ricardo Villar said, “Today’s announcement further solidifies our event as a true international music and soccer festival. Not only with the fans get to witness four excellent clubs on the pitch, but they will be treated to a special never-before-seen performance and duet between Ivete Sangalo and Manuel Turizo. We are thrilled to bring this level of excitement and electricity to Exploria Stadium and Orlando, and look forward to an unforgettable day during the Florida Cup 2020 Final.”
On January 15, Corinthians, current three-time champion of São Paulo and twice champion in the last four editions of Brasileirão, faces Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference Champions New York City FC. The same day, there will be a clash between Palmeiras, the Brazilian champion in 2016 and 2018, and Atlético Nacional, the winningest Colombian champion and 2016 Copa Libertadores Champion. Both matches will be held at Exploria Stadium, home of Orlando City SC and the Orlando Pride, in downtown Orlando.
On January 18, Exploria Stadium will host the Florida Cup 2020 finals. NYCFC faces Palmeiras, while Atlético Nacional plays against Corinthians. The special performance by Turizo and Sangalo will take place between the matches.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA CUP
The largest annual international soccer event in the Sunshine State, the Florida Cup is already a January tradition in Orlando, Florida. In six years, the Florida Cup has become a global platform that combines sports, music and entertainment.
In 2019, the live attendance of the event exceeded 40 thousand people with international TV audience reaching over 5 million unique viewers. Across social networks, the content posted by the official accounts of the event as well as the postings of the influencers present at the event had a reach of more than 100 million people. For more information on the Florida Cup, visit www.floridacup.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
To date, 26 international clubs have participated in the Florida Cup: Flamengo (BRA), São Paulo (BRA), Corinthians (BRA), Atlético Mineiro (BRA), Fluminense (BRA), Vasco da Gama (BRA), Bahia (BRA), Internacional (BRA), Ajax (NED), PSV Eindhoven (NED) , Eintracht Frankfurt (GER), Bayer Leverkusen (GER), Schalke 04 (GER), Wolfsburg (GER), FC Köln (GER), Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR), Estudiantes de La Plata (ARG), River Plate (ARG), Atlético Nacional (COL), Millonarios (COL), Santa Fe (COL), Barcelona (ECU), Fort Lauderdale Strikers (USA), Tampa Bay Rowdies (USA), Rangers FC (SCO) and Légia Warsaw (POL). 2020 newcomers Palmeiras and NYCFC will be the 27th and 28th clubs to participate in the Florida Cup.
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