We have arrived at the end of another exciting group stage of Youth Cup football!
Of the 48 entries all teams that finished 1st – 3rd have advanced and will have some shot at glory. Firstly the groups – Outstanding group stages from Hamburg, Juventus, PSV and Galatasaray. Group 11 looked the tightest and Aston Villa can consider themselves very unlucky as they go out on goal difference! ‘
Above is how the groups then worked out. We will now break off into the Youth Cup and Youth Shield. Remember there are free agent prizes for this as well!
Those in green were the TOP 8 group winners. They will advance directly to Youth Cup round 2. They will have a home draw in a 1 legged knock out tie.
Those in red were the runners up PLUS the 4 weakest group winners. They will go to Youth Cup round one. The draw will ensure the group winners get a HOME TIE – with the runners up not seeded in any way. The winners will advance to Youth Cup Round 2 with an away tie – the losers will advance to Youth Shield round two and will have a HOME tie there.
Those in BLUE advance directly to Youth Shield Round 2 – but will have an away tie v the losers of the Youth Cup Round 1 matches. Those in YELLOW will go into Youth Shield Round 1 – an open draw with the winners advancing to an AWAY tie in Youth Shield Round 2.
Dates for games are below – PLEASE note Saturday 30th October is FREE – so feel free to arrange some YOUTH FRIENDLIES!