- Hans Weber
- February 6, 2023
International U19s Football Competition in Prague – 22nd to 26th July
Prague Hosts International Under 19’s Football Cup Competition
The CEE Cup football tournament returns.
Sparta will face two Latin-American teams, while Slavia has been paired with Aston Villa and Dynamo Kyiv.
The top U19 international football tournament, which in the past has seen the likes of Tomáš Souček, Adam Hložek and Alex Král compete in it, is finally back in Prague after a three-year “Covid” hiatus.
The CEE Cup will kick-off on July 22nd with the group stage and end on July 26th with the Final. Group A will see the last CEE Cup finalists, AC Sparta Praha, play newcomers from Mexico, the CD Tigres, in the opening match. They will confront the defending champions from Brazil, Palmeiras.
In Group B, SK Slavia Praha will also cross paths with a newcomer to the CEE Cup, the English team Aston Villa, as well as Ukraine’s Dynamo Kyiv.
“We are ecstatic that top football teams from around the world will once again travel to Prague to compete against the city’s best home clubs. Furthermore, it is our hope that the boys from Kyiv might be able to have a few fun-filled days to help take their mind off the war that is unfortunately still raging in their country,” says tournament director Roberto de Blasio.The six games of the group stage will all take place at AC Sparta’s training grounds in Strahov, with two matches every day on 22nd, 23rd and 24th July from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.
The Final will be played on Tuesday, July 26th, in Vršovice Ďolíček, as per tradition.
The foreign teams will train on the training ground Slavia at Xaverov, in Horní Počernice, meaning that both top Prague league clubs will help contribute to the quality and success of the event.The organizers have made available three types of tickets for the tournament –a full-access pass, which allows you to attend all the matches; a day-ticket, which allows you to see the two group stage matches of the day; and, lastly, a ticket for the Final. “The proceeds from the sale of the tickets will help buy an electric generator for the hospital in Kharkov, Ukraine,” adds De Blasio.
CEE CUP 2022 program
- 7. 15.00 AC SpartaPraha–TigresUANL
- 7. 15.00 SE Palmeiras –TigresUANL
- 7. 15.00 AC SpartaPraha–SE Palmeiras
- 7. 17.30 SK Slavia Praha–Aston VillaF.C
- 7. 17.30 FC Dynamo Kyiv–Aston VillaF.C
- 7. 17.30 SK Slavia Praha–FC Dynamo Kyiv
- 7. 9.30 5th place game
- 7. 11.00 3rd place game
- 7. 18.00 Final