Future Star FC Dubai set for Dana Cup in Denmark

Future Star FC Dubai Boys U-16, U-17 and Girls U-16 teams (Supplied)

Future Star FC Dubai is all set to participate with three teams in the Dana Cup 2015 – the International Youth Soccer Tournament – to be held in Hjørring, Denmark, from July 20 to 25.

With over 20,000 players, officials and referees, the Dana Cup is the most international youth soccer tournament in the world and is also Denmark’s largest sporting event.

Over 1,000 youth teams from over 100 countries will participate in the tournament which has been held in the North Jutland town of Hjørring since 1982.

The 33rd edition of the tournament has attracted a record 1,089 registered teams playing in an astonishing 2,755 games and culminating in the A and B finals.

Over 200 referees from all over the world are also officiating. Regardless of level, each team in the Dana Cup is certain of playing a minimum of four games and they have the opportunity to test themselves in international competition at the very highest level.

There will be eight categories for boys (Under 11 to Under 19) and seven categories for girls (Under 12 to Under 19).

Stars like Zé Roberto from the Brazilian national team or Denmark’s Brian Laudrup and Peter Schmeichel participated in the Dana Cup before their names became known all around the world.

Russell Rosario, Head Coach of Future Star FC Dubai, confirmed at a press conference in Dubai,  that the club will participate in Dana Cup 2015 with three teams: Boys Under 16 and Under 17 and Girls Under 16 respectively.

The three teams began intense training in Dubai two months ago mentored by Russell Rosario (Head Coach), Savio Cardozo (Senior Coach/Team Manager) and Wellington Fernandes (Technical Director); who are all accompanying the squads to Denmark.


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