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FIFA+ presents a documentary about the amazing campaign of Independiente del Valle in the Copa Libertadores 2016

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The first steps you took Valley Independent to reach the final of the Copa Libertadores 2016 were documented in the program Kickbackfrom the audiovisual section of FIFA+. In that year, the Rayados began their participation in the continental tournament from the first phase, eliminating Guaraní from Paraguay to access Group 5.

In 1 hour and 40 minutes, the story is told in this edition of the tournament of the well-known Matagigantes of South America, which last Saturday raised the Copa Sudamericana for the second time in its history.

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President of Sao Paulo says he is “hurt” and talks about a “reconstruction” of his team after losing the final of the Copa Sudamericana

They qualified for the round of 16 as second in this key, behind Atlético Mineiro from Brazil. From that instance, his popularity began to grow nationally and internationally.

The description of the video highlights: “On April 16, 2016, Ecuador suffered one of the most devastating catastrophes in its history, when an earthquake shook the country’s coast. In Independiente del Valle, a small club from the Chillos Valley, they come up with an idea: donate all the tickets for the match they had to face for the Copa Libertadores. Football, for a moment, is enhanced by a spirit that brings it closer to the realm of pure play”.

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Independiente del Valle players stand out in the ideal eleven of the 2022 South American Cup that Conmebol put together

His name began to reverberate around the world after eliminating powerful teams, financially and soccer-wise, such as River Plate from Argentina (eighth), Pumas UNAM from Mexico (on penalties for the quarterfinals) and Boca Juniors (with a resounding victory in the Bombonera of Buenos Aires in the semifinal).

In the final, the squad arrived depleted by the demanding wear and tear that their players had suffered. The title was lost to Atlético Nacional de Colombia. (D)

Source: Eluniverso

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