In the summer of 2014 the biggest sporting event in the world was heading to Brazil. After many years of anticipation, the FIFA World Cup finally arrived - in Brazil! All eyes were on one of the most passionate countries in the world for soccer as the world's greatest players (some in the peak form of their career) descended on South America. AM Sports Tours had planned for many years for this summer and were about to welcome over 600 people to Brazil for the AM Sports Tours World Cup Academy! Many travel companies avoided the event but AM Sports Tours did exactly the opposite and embraced it. Being in Brazil for the World Cup, training with Brazilian and world coaches, playing soccer against Brazilian youth teams, visiting one of the most famous cities in the world - Rio de Janeiro and getting to experience the unbelievable atmosphere of live World Cup games!? This is an experience too good to miss and AM Sports Tours were there to facilitate this for so many people!

AM Sports ToursBuzios Esporte Clube Partnership

The AM Sports Tours World Cup Academy partnered with the local soccer club, Buzios Esporte Clube. The partnership was a significant part of the tour as the aim was to develop a strong link between the Brazilian players and international players from around the world.

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Buzios Esporte Clube Partnership

AM Sports ToursBuzios - A hidden paradise

AM Sports Tours travelled to Brazil on a number of occasions to find the location of the World Cup Academy. It was crucial to find a location that not only amplified the beauty of South America, but provided a setting that was safe and relaxed to allow the group to enjoy the excitement and electric atmosphere of the World Cup but at the same time relax on the stunning beaches of Brazil or drink a Caipiriha on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

BUZIOS WAS THAT PLACE!

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Buzios - A hidden paradise

AM Sports ToursTraining with Top Coaches

The players in the Academy were split into groups of age and ability and were taken through a detailed program with the AMsportstours coaches. The program incorporated various different aspects of the game that are important to develop at a young age; passing technique in certain situations, positive attacking, movement off and on the ball as well as different rhythms to improve balance, control, flexibility and speed. 

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Training with Top Coaches

AM Sports ToursLive FIFA Brazil World Cup Games

What is a once in a lifetime soccer experience?" we asked. "Being part of the Fifa World Cup in Brazil, watching live games at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro and staying in a stunning Brazilian beach city" We wanted to create something that was unreachable, something that no one else would do. AM Sports Tours did that.

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Live FIFA Brazil World Cup Games

AM Sports ToursRio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, one of the most stunning places on the planet that holds so much beauty in one area. The lively atmosphere of the city centre, the relaxation of Copacabana beach, the tranquil ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain or visiting the phenomenal Cristo Redentor Statue, the city has everything.

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Rio de Janeiro