Ecuador Crowned 2024 IFA7™ COPA AMERICA – Raising Stars Champions

The 2024 IFA7™ COPA AMERICA – Raising Stars, one of the most prestigious single-event sporting competitions in the Americas for seven-a-side football, was held in Lima, Peru on May 7th, 2024. The tournament featured under-18 national teams from 8 countries across North and South America.

The 8 nations that competed in the 2024 IFA7™ COPA AMERICA – Raising Stars were Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. The matches were played at the Adolfo Magallanes Sports Complex in Lima and were broadcast live by NativaTv.

After an exciting tournament filled with end-to-end action and plenty of goals, it was Ecuador who emerged victorious. Ecuador's talented young squad defeated Colombia in the final to be crowned the 2024 IFA7™ COPA AMERICA – Raising Stars champions.

This triumph is a significant achievement for Ecuador, as they have cemented their status as a rising power in youth football in the Americas. The country's investments in grassroots and youth development programs have clearly paid dividends, with this title adding to Ecuador's growing reputation.

Looking ahead, the IFA7 calendar features several high-profile international tournaments in 2024, including the World Clubs Championship in Ecuador in July, the International Challenge in Colombia in August, the South Americas Cup in Peru in September, and the Nations Cup in Spain in November. Ecuador will be aiming to carry their COPA AMERICA – Raising Stars momentum into these upcoming competitions.

The 2024 IFA7™ COPA AMERICA – Raising Stars was a thrilling showcase of the next generation of football talent in the Americas. Ecuador's championship victory has solidified their position as one of the continent's premier youth football powerhouses.