Absa Premiership

Milan, Arsenal to play in Durban youth cup

2015-07-02 09:52
Arsene Wenger (AFP)

Cape Town - Five top European clubs will send their under-19 sides to participate in this year’s Durban Under-19 International Football Tournament set to begin on the 29th of July.

The Princess Magogo Stadium, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium, King Zwelithini Stadium and the World Cup Moses Mabhida Stadium will play host to some of the world’s most renowned clubs.

English giants, Arsenal, will send their under-19 squad to compete and with the huge support base in South Africa they are sure to attract the crowds.

Although they have fallen from their place at the pinnacle of European football, AC Milan are also sure to be a great attraction to fans in KwaZulu-Natal with their recent history of producing young and exciting players.

The Dutch Eredivisie Champions, PSV Eindhoven, will also send their youngsters.

There are sure to be some players to watch among the ranks as PSV's academy is responsible for the highly rated new Manchester United recruit, Memphis Depay.

The Turkish and Scottish league will send their two biggest representatives in Galatasaray and Glasgow Celtic respectively.

These two clubs round off what is an impressive group of elite European clubs.

The South African under-19 national side and an all-star KwaZulu Natal Academy XI under-19 side will take on their European counterparts.

Two groups of four will be formed and the top two placed teams from each will progress to the semi-finals.

The tournament begins on the 29th of July, with the final being held on the 8th of August at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

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