The forty-sixth edition of the Atlantic Cup starts today with the match between Japan and Mexico at 4 pm at the municipal stadium of Maspalomas, where at 18.30 Spain opens in front of Slovakia with the Gran Canaria Yeremi Pino in its ranks.
The emblematic youth soccer tournament has the presence of selections from three continents. The Atlantic Cup enters a new historical stage with the support of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, which has come to consider the competition as a benchmark in the preparation of its national team. In this regard, the RFEF will highlight in Gran Canaria its technical director, José Francisco Molina, and the national team coordinator, Francis J. Hernández.
The Spanish coach Pablo Amo did the first training during the afternoon yesterday. In the national team we must highlight the presence of two Canarian soccer players: Yéremy Pino, in the ranks of Villarreal, and Javi López, under the Alavés discipline.
The rest of the national teams have already been in Gran Canaria for several days. The first team to do so was Mexico, which was followed by Japan and Slovakia. All of them have already had the opportunity to hold different work sessions in different football facilities that have been assigned to the Interinsular Football Federation, either by public bodies or private entities (UD Las Palmas).
The Atlantic competition will start today in Maspalomas, with free admission, with Japan-Mexico (4 pm). Spain-Slovakia (18.30 hours) will close the first day. Tomorrow, the competition moves to the capital of Gran Canaria. The second and third day of the cup will be played in the Annex.