Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup
On May 4th and 5th 2016, the 78th Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup is held at the Buchlern sports facilities in Zurich-Altstetten. The top-class line-up includes the teams of Benfica Lisbon (Portugal), FC St Pauli (Germany), Feyenoord Rotterdam (Netherlands), West Ham United (England), Guangzhou Football Club (China), and Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht (Belgium) as well as the four Swiss participants FC Blue Stars Zurich, Grasshopper Club Zurich, FC Lucerne and FC Zurich. Eligible to play are all players born between 1996 and 1998 as well as a maximum of five players per team born after December 31st 1998.
Due to their achievements in previous years, FC Zurich’s team, comprising players from the club’s U18 and U21 squads, should be counted among the favorites also this year. Besides winning the tournament in 2012 and 2013, they were only beaten on penalties in 2010 and 2011. Last year, the team of coach Artur Petrosyan finished the tournament in second place after a narrow 0-1 defeat to FC Lucerne in the final in front of 7,000 spectators.
We wish all FC Zurich players all the best for this tournament!