Vasco da Gama, a prominent Brazilian football club, has been drawn into Group 29 of the Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior, colloquially known as 'Copinha', set to take place in January 2024. Group 29 includes Flamengo (SP), Potyguar (RN), and Macapá (AP) teams, with the city of Guarulhos serving as the host.
The Significance of Copinha
Known as one of Brazil's primary youth tournaments, the Copinha commences on January 2 and concludes on the 25th, coinciding with São Paulo city's anniversary. The Carioca club, which won the Copinha in 1992, has had a successful year in the under-20 category, bagging titles in the Copa Xerém, Taça Guanabara, Carioca Championship, Carioca Super Cup, and the Under-19 Atlantic Cup.
A Broader Spectrum of Vasco da Gama’s Initiatives
Besides its professional football undertakings, Vasco da Gama boasts an array of activities and initiatives including a board, council, press, licensing, contacts, school, academy, stores, squad, technical commission, upcoming games, titles, and history. This broad spectrum mirrors the club's commitment to nurturing talent and contributing to the sporting fraternity on multiple fronts.
Details of the 2024 Draw
On Wednesday night, the São Paulo Football Federation unveiled the draw for the 54th edition of Copinha 2024 at the Ibirapuera Auditorium. The tournament will feature a total of 128 teams divided into 32 groups, each containing four teams. The event, which precedes the state championships, garners significant attention from sports fans as it fills the football hiatus at the beginning of the season. As usual, Vasco is considered one of the tournament favorites, having claimed the title once before.