Argentina Torneos de Verano
Torneos de Verano (Spanish for "Summer Tournaments") are a series of short friendly football pre-season tournaments held during the southern summer in Argentina every year, usually in January and February. They serve as preparation for the teams for the season coming; however, as the years went by the competitiveness in the tournaments increased, and they are now considered as important competitions. This is clearly reflected in the high crowd attendance for the games.
The Copa Revancha and Copa Desafío are currently one-match cups disputed only between Boca Juniors and River Plate.
Other cups are organized by cities or sponsors, but their continuity is even more irregular than aforementioned. Some are organized without any of the 5 Greats. For instance, the Ciudad de Córdoba includes teams from the Córdoba Province, and occasionally some from Santa Fe Province; and the Copa Ciudad de Tandil or Copa del Sur includes teams from the southern area of the Gran Buenos Aires: Arsenal, Quilmes, Lanús, Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata, and occasionally a guest like Rosario Central.
Now there are also played Torneos de Invierno (Spanish for Winter Tournaments). They are played with the same idea, making teams gets prepared for the season coming. Currently is being played the Torneo de Invierno de Buenos Aires with the participation of San Lorenzo, Racing Club and Quilmes, and also the Torneo de Invierno de Salta in the northern province of Salta with the participation of River Plate, Central Norte and Juventud Antoniana.