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Juniors to compete in Premier League International Cup

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20. 7. 2016 | 13:19 back to news

Sparta juniors will take part in the Premier League International Cup and will face the very best academy teams of England and the rest of Europe.

Premier League International Cup is an international competition with 12 top Premier League 2 sides, and 12 teams from the best academies in Europe, based on Premier League invitation. Villarreal CF from Spain are the last winners after beating PSV in the final, Manchester City were the winners the year before.

The tournament is for under-23 players, but three over-aged players and a goalkeeper are allowed to play.

The 24 teams will be split into six groups consisting of four teams. The group winners advance to the knock-out round, as well as two best second-placed teams. Only one leg will be played in the knock-out stage.

More information is to be released in the upcoming weeks.


Participating teams

Premier League 2 teams
International teams
Aston Villa AC Sparta Praha
Chelsea Athletic Club Bibao
Derby County Celtic FC
Everton Dinamo Zagreb
Leicester FC Porto
Liverpool Feyenoord
Manchester United Hertha BSC
Middlesbrough PSV Eindhoven
Norwich City SL Benfica
Reading Valencia
Sunderland Villarreal
Swansea City Wolfsburg


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