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TUE 22.07.2014 | NEWS

The LFP World Challenge Tour will strengthen ties between Spain and Colombia

The event organised by the Liga de Fútbol Profesional is looking to strengthen the sporting and business ties between the two countries through football.

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TUE 22.07.2014

The second LFP World Challenge Tour is now underway in Colombia. RC Deportivo de La Coruña will play two friendlies in the South American nation thanks to the support of the Liga de Fútbol Profesional, the patron behind the event.

Various representatives from the companies and sponsors that have made the second LFP World Challenge Tour possible held a press conference to explain the different initiatives that have been developed to promote the LFP in Colombia.

Ignacio Martínez, the General Director of the LFP World Challenge Tour, began the press conference by outlining the aims of the project: "This is an event intended to united our two countries, with this project we are trying to take a step forward towards our two economies forming a closer bond on the back of the LFP World Challenge. We Spaniards consider football to be the most important event in terms of boosting our economy".

Meanwhile, the Economic Adviser from the ICEX office in Colombia, Blanca Fernández Barjau, stated from the Spanish Embassy that it is a great honour that Colombia has been chosen as one of the countries the tour will be visiting. The selection of Colombia reflects the massive interest in the Spanish League in the country and also points to the growing relationship between the two nations’ economies".

The last person to speak was Alberto Masedo, the event promoter’s Country Manager, who explained the motives behind the decision to come to Bogota and Cali. "These two cities were chosen because of the importance they hold and because of their fans". The promoter’s spokesman revealed that season-ticket holders of both clubs will be able to bring a companion with them to the games for free and highlighted the "ease" with which tickets can be purchased.

The big surprise of the day came when Masedo had a special announcement for the fans making their way to the stadium to watch the Club Independiente Santa Fe game. "Everyone who has already bought a ticket will be entered into a draw for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Spain for two people, including a room in their favourite team’s hotel, in order to enjoy the Spanish topflight up close and personal". 

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