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Orlando City Stadium set to host 2019 Florida Cup

Three of the four 2019 Florida Cup matches will be hosted at Orlando City Stadium. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

The 2019 Florida Cup is set to return to Orlando City Stadium.

The competition, which brings together four teams, two from Europe and two from Brazil, will take place from Jan. 10 through Jan. 12, though events will be happening throughout the week.

Three of the matches will be hosted at Orlando City Stadium, with one match at Al Lang Stadium, the home of the USL Championship Tampa Bay Rowdies.

The two Brazilian Serie A sides (Team Brazil) are Flamengo and São Paolo. The European sides (Team Europe) are Netherlands Eredivisie titan Ajax and Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt.

Orlando City Stadium will host a doubleheader on Jan. 12 for the final two matches of the tournament. São Paolo will play Ajax at 1 p.m., then Flamengo will take on Eintracht Frankfurt at 4 p.m.

“We at Orlando City have always been committed to helping promote professional soccer events,” said Orlando City CEO Alex Leitão in a statement. “By hosting the Florida Cup once again at our stadium, Orlando soccer fans will have another opportunity to experience the world’s biggest sport and visit our wonderful home – one of the best atmospheres for professional soccer in North America.”

On Jan. 10, Ajax and Flamengo will play at Orlando City Stadium, while Eintracht Frankfurt and São Paolo will play at Al Lang Stadium. Both matches will be at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the Orlando City matches go on sale at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Orlando City season ticket holders can get tickets via a pre-sale starting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

“The competition will feature high-class international match ups and entertain for families and fans of all ages,” Florida Cup CEO Ricardo Villar said in a statement. “This year’s tournament will come down to the final match at Orlando City Stadium, where we will crown the 2019 Florida Cup Champion. We are looking forward to all the events this year, including those at Universal Orlando Resort like the Florida Cup Fan Fest and more.”

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