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Copa Coca-Cola Gives Teens the Soccer Opportunity of a Lifetime
Soccer Tournament Will Get Houston Teens Active In the Spirit of This Year's FIFA World Cup™; Limited-Time Registration Now Open

January 7, 2014 -- As World Cup fever grips soccer fans across the globe, Coca-Cola brings Copa Coca-Cola to Houston, giving young players in the community the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to win a trip to the Copa Coca-Cola® Soccer Camp in Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.

The tournament will kick off on February 22 at Sports Culture Houston (17951 Interstate 45, The Woodlands 77385), giving over 400 teens between the ages of 13 and 15 the opportunity to get active and take part in the excitement leading up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. In addition to Houston, Copa Coca-Cola will also take place in ten cities across the U.S. including San Jose, Los Angeles, Seattle, Dallas, San Antonio, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta and New York.

Winning teams will travel to Los Angeles to compete in one final national tournament from April 18 – 20 along with other winning teams from each participating city. Four players from the national championship teams (two boys and two girls) will have the opportunity to attend the Copa Coca-Cola Soccer Camp in Brazil, a unique experience with more than 150 other young players from around the world, all of whom are Copa Coca-Cola participants of their country’s national tournament.

“Copa Coca-Cola is more than a game. It is an opportunity for teens to be active while playing the sport they love. We want to keep inspiring teens to lead active healthy lives, form lasting friendships and follow their dreams. Through Copa Coca-Cola participants truly become part of the FIFA World Cup™ fervor. It’s an amazing experience that brings people together from all over the world,” said Alba Adamo, Group Director of Hispanic Marketing at The Coca-Cola Company.

To participate in this local tournament, teens must sign up as part of a five to seven-player team at www.copa.coca-cola.com (link deactivated)between January 1 and February 16. The first 30 boys teams and 30 girls teams to register in Houston will get the opportunity to be part of Copa Coca-Cola.

"I am proud to join Coca-Cola in promoting physical activity through soccer,” said Alex Morgan, U.S. Women’s Soccer Olympic Gold Medalist. “Soccer has had a huge impact on my life and Copa Coca-Cola will allow me to share my love and passion for the game with a whole new generation of players.”

For more information about Copa Coca-Cola, including all official rules, please visit www.copa.coca-cola.com (link deactivated).