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Algarve Youth Cup Tournament Brings Thousands of Young Football Players to VRSA


Vila Real de Santo António hosts the third edition of the Algarve Youth Cup between 14 and 20 April, a world-wide children's football tournament that will bring together in the Algarve near 140 teams and 2500 participants aged between 7 and 13 years.


The event will be attended by big national and international clubs from 16 countries and divided into eight levels (one of football 5, five of football 7 and two of football 11).
In the context of the Algarve, this is surely one of the events with the largest number of participants involved and with greater economic repercussions. In one week, some of the best young players of today will be present, being created all the conditions for great football moments.
In the list of participating emblems are names such as Benfica, Porto, Atletico Madrid, Seville FC, KRC Genk (Belgium), Feyenoord (Netherlands), Inter Milan (Italy), Dynamo Zagreb (Croatia), Burnley , Olympique Lyon (France), Olympiacos (Greece) and Rangers (Scotland).
For the first time, the tournament will feature teams from Estonia and India, which will be joined by an extensive delegation from the United States (6 teams) and Canada (12 teams).
The event is organized in partnership with the Municipal Council of Vila Real de Santo António and runs in the Municipal Sports Complex, and it is expected that thousands of athletes, teams and families will be present during the week of Easter.
The opening ceremony is scheduled for April 15 (Monday) at 6:30 pm at the VRSA Sports Complex and promises a show full of sound, light and color that will kick-start a week of socializing and sport at the highest level.
The qualifying matches will start on April 15 and run until the 19th, always between 08:30 and 19:30. The finals and awards will take place on April 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the completion of the finals of all levels.
Except for the opening ceremony, all games (including finals) have free entry. Tickets for the opening ceremony are on sale at the reception desk of the municipal stadium and cost 8 euros (free entry for children under 3 years).


  • The Algarve Youth Cup in numbers:

         140 teams
         2500 participants
         8 steps
         16 nationalities

Algarve Youth Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony

Date: April 15 (Monday)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: VRSA Sports Complex

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