There are nine players from the Reds' academy which makes Benfica the most represented club on the U-17 National Team call-up for the participation in the Nike Tournament, in Florida.
Filipe Cruz, Gerson Sousa, Henrique Pereira, Paulo Bernardo, Pedro Silva, Rafael Brito, Rafael Rodrigues, Samuel Soares, and Tomás Araújo were the players from Benfica called up by the national coach, Emílio Peixe, for the three matches that the Portuguese national team will perform on American soil.
The participants of this tournament are, apart from the Portugal national team, the United States (host country), Brazil and Turkey.
Text: Diogo Nascimento
Pics: SL Benfica