Next Easter, the 3rd edition of the Rotterdam Football Cup U15 will take place. The level of the 2018 edition will be higher than ever, with 24 teams from no less than 13 countries participating. Teams will come from the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, England, Northern Ireland, Turkey, Denmark, Norway, America, Canada and Slovakia to battle for the cup.
Like in previous editions, the 3 elite Dutch teams from Rotterdam will participate (Feyenoord, Sparta and Excelsior). Another Dutch participant will be AZ Alkmaar, known for having one of the best youth academies in the Netherlands. Other participants include teams like Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea FC, West Ham United and Besiktas JK. Among the returning clubs are the U15 teams of FC Nordsjaelland, Irish Football Association, Tatran Presov and Stabaek Fotball. Club Bruges, who won the previous 2 editions, will also be back to try and achieve victory for the third year in a row.
The tournament is organized by AcademyTrips.com in cooperation with Dutch Eredivisie club Excelsior Rotterdam. The matches will be played at the Excelsior Academy, in the stadium of the first team and the academy pitches right next to the stadium. Matches will be played on Saturday 31st March, Sunday 1st April and Monday 2nd April. Best of luck to all teams!