Development Cup 2019 | 15th international youth tournament

From January 20 to January 28, with the support of JSC Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus and the Minsk City Executive Committee, the 15th international youth tournament among teams up to 17 years old will be held in Minsk.

Traditionally, competitions are held in January in the football arena and the ABFF arena. Twelve teams take part in the tournament and this year, in addition to the hosts, the national teams of Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Finland will play.

"Development Cup" - an international experience for young players. Undoubtedly, tournaments of this kind give young footballers the opportunity to develop and improve their skills. Important and a chance to express themselves, perhaps, the future leaders of national teams.

So, for example, in Minsk, the defender of Squadra Azzurra, Davide Santon, now serving in Roma, and his compatriot Mattia Destro from Bologna, showed themselves clearly. The Moscow CSKA player Georgy Shchennikov has also established himself here. Ukrainians Maxim Koval and Viktor Tsygankov from Dynamo Kyiv, Ivan Ordets from Shakhtar Donetsk, defend the colors of the Ukrainian national team. Over the years, Belarusians Stanislav Dragun, Yegor Filipenko, Denis Polyakov, Sergey Politevich and Pavel Savitsky have shown themselves in the tournament. Today they are football players of the national team of the Republic of Belarus.

The opening ceremony will take place on January 20th at 17:40. The tournament starts with a match Belarus - Tajikistan at 18:20.

Entry to the tournament is free! So do not stay at house, and, not looking at the cold weather, come to support your Team!