The Teams That Will Be Participating in the 2021 FIFA World Cup Brazil
The Atletic TUBA, otherwise known as the Atletic Turf Club, is a club in the Southern California area. This is an all-girls club and has a long standing history. They are a member of the Western Soccer Association. Since its founding in 1969 the team has won the national championship five times.
The team plays its home matches at the La Jolla Cove Soccer Park which is located on San Diego’s Pacific Coast. The park is named for the original owner of the land that the complex is sits upon. The Atletic Turf Club played their home matches at the park until it moved to their current home, the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Even though the team now plays in California there is still a strong connection with the team and the StubHub Center. It is where the men’s and women’s tournaments are held each year.
The club has three sections to their soccer field. The first is the Recreational Section, which is reserved for players who are not part of the senior team and young girls who are under thirteen years old. The second section consists of players who are registered members of the team but are older than twenty five. The third and final section is made up of players who are registered members of the first team and either coaches or trainers of the team. The Atletic has won the national championship six times and placed second in the past two World Cups. In addition to the women’s team the Atletic has also signed several prominent female players, including goalkeeper, Jill Ellis, defender, Amy Friedwater, and goalkeeper, Ashlyn Harris.
The first team to sign up was the Atletic Futura. The team played its home matches at the Alamodin Stadium, home of the first team in the league. After four seasons in the league the team decided to join the San Mamarelo league, changing their name to Atletic Futura. The new team joined the league after a year and a half, when the governing body, the Nou Camp Stadium, decided to expand the league from six teams to ten. The expansion sparked a fierce competition among the teams and now the Atletic are affiliated with the second team from the same league as the original San Mamarelo. They play their home games at the San Mamarelo Stadium, which is named for the former manager of the Atletic Futura.
The second team in the league is the Alaves. They are led by Argentinean international Marta who plays her club football for the Argentinean side, River Plate. The club is based in Uruguay and is part of the northern division of the european club sport, the European nations’ association, the European Federation of Association Football, or FIFA. The Alaves have qualified twice for the Copa America tournament, once to reach the quarter finals and once for the semis. They lost out to eventual winners Chelsea in the last tournament, but came very close to winning the trophy.
The final team we will look at is the Racing de Portugal. This is actually the current holders of the trophy, and it is led by Portuguese legends, Diego Costa and Brazilian right back, Hulk. The Albanyettes have qualified from their group only once, making them automatic qualification for the competition. The side has one game in hand over the other sides, who all have 12 games going to the end of the season. Racing de Portugal has one more game in hand and will secure second place in the club’s developmental division, if they win against Benfica.