Istria Winter Cup 2015.

  • 31JAN
  • ~
  • 08FEB

Umag and Novigrad

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Email: info@istriawintercup.com
www.istriawintercup.com

Tags: Sport, Football, Umag, Novigrad

Everything is ready for Istria Winter Cup where first-league teams from the region and the European Union will try their strengths against each other in Novigrad and Umag, on January 31st  until February 8th!
In its fifth edition, this football tournament, which made it into the calendars of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) and the Croatian Football Federation (HNS), reaffirms the qualities which made it recognizable to top clubs and sports-hungry audience.

Football players will test their current skills in face-off with foreign adversaries, simultaneously preparing for the spring resumption of the championship by taking advantage of the benefits of sports destinations of Umag and Novigrad – superior accommodation and sports fields, excellent food, mild climate and a variety of services created through the cooperation of experienced sports and tourist employees.

As the spectators of the two previous editions have come to know, this sports manifestation is a real treat for football lovers. Join us, enjoy the matches of selected football professionals and celebrate the beauty of sports.

Welcome to Istria Winter Cup!

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Date: 01.-09.02.2014. 
Location: Umag and Novigrad

Short history of the tournament

Four teams participated in the first edition of Istria Winter Cup in Novigrad. The winner’s trophy went to FC Rijeka (Croatia), which won the final match against FC Keckemeti (Hungary) with a 2:1 score. The other two participants were FC Novigrad (Croatia) and FC Pomorac (Croatia).

In the 2013, the foundations of this international event were strengthened in Novigrad and Umag, with six participating clubs, including the winning FC Keckemeti (Hungary), which beat FC Ista Pula (Croatia) with 2:1 in an excellent final showdown worthy of the quality of the tournament, FC Pomorac (Croatia), FC Domžale (Slovenia), FC Koper (Slovenia) and FC Žalgiris (Lithuania).

Eight teams participated at the third edition of this international football event held in Novigrad and Umag. The tournament was divided into two groups, in which European and Croatian first and second league teams competed against each other. In the exciting finals, the winner's cup was won by the players of the Austrian first league team, Wolfsberger AC, which scored 2:1 against FC Istra 1961. The feisty players of Pomorac (Croatia) took third place by beating Široki Brijeg (Bosnia-Herzegovina) 2:1.

Former winners:
2011 - FC Rijeka (Croatia)
2012 - FC Keckemeti (Hungary)
2013 - Wolfsberger AC (Austria)
2014 - NK Novigrad (Croatia)

Hosts of the tournament

Umag, situated on the west Istrian coast, in the immediate vicinity of Slovenia and Italy, is the westernmost town in Croatia. With its fourteen thousand inhabitants, it is a well-known important sports destination with quality infrastructure, the host of a big ATP tournament and, lately, football and handball centre. It is nearby Umag that the first competitive golf course in Istria was constructed several years ago. Umag is an inevitable destination for winter preparations of football clubs and teams and frequently hosts football tournaments and professional gatherings of the highest rank.

Hotel Sol Garden Istra in Umag is distinguished by its unique combination of contemporary design and authentic Istrian motifs, only a hundred meters from the sea. Its offer includes the Sport Art centre with football, handball and basketball courts, a congress centre, as well as numerous activities for professional and amateur athletes and whole families, from the outdoor water park to its wellness centre.

Novigrad is a town with the population of four thousand people, high standard of living and a well-developed municipal infrastructure, situated 15 km south of Umag. It is distinguished by its unique combination of seaboard beauty and sports spirit, renowned for its fishing tradition and superior gastronomic offer. It is an excellent host to football teams looking for favourable training conditions and general improvement. The development of sports facilities was crowned with the construction of the new contemporary sports hall.

Although the bike-hotel title of the four star Hotel Maestral in Novigrad indicates its readiness to accommodate especially cyclists, it also offers benefits for all other professional and amateur athletes – from the contemporary wellness centre with swimming pool and gym, to the vicinity of the sea, which is only some 50 m away, sports courts and a new hall, doctor's surgery and the centre of picturesque Novigrad.

Organisation:

E-mail: info@istriawintercup.com
www.istriawintercup.com

Istria Winter Cup 2014 - Humanitarian Tournament

The fourth edition of the most important preparatory tournament in the region, except for attractive football matches, is special for its humanitarian character as well. In order to support the most needy in the area of Northwestern Istria, an exhibition match will be held between the Humane Stars of Croatia '03, among whom Goran Vlaović, Krunoslav Jurčić, Tomislav Rukavina, Edin Mujčin, Boško Balaban and many others, and the team selection of the Istria Winter Cup. The funds raised from the ticket sales will be donated to the Centre for Community Inclusion and Support from Buje.

The exhibition match will be held on Wednesday, 5 February at the Novigrad Sports Hall at 18.00 hours, and the price of the ticket is HRK 30,00.

 

Teams - Istria Winter Cup 2014

NK Široki Brijeg

FC Budućnost

FK Željezničar

FC Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț

FC Zavrč

FC Cibalia

FC Sesvete

FC Novigrad

 

 

Schedule 2014.

GROUP A   GROUP B
FC Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț (Romania)   FK Budućnost (Montenegro)
HNK Cibalia (Croatia)   NK Sesvete (Croatia)
FK Željezničar (Bosnia-Herzegovina)   NK Široki Brijeg (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
NK Novigrad (Croatia)   NK Zavrč (Slovenia)


Saturday,
01.02.2014.
13,00h - "Gradski stadion", Umag
15,00h - "Stadion Laco", Novigrad
FK Željezničar - NK Novigrad
HNK Cibalia - FC Ceahlăul Piatra
Sunday,
02.02.2014.
13,00h - "Gradski stadion", Umag
15,00h - "Stadion Laco", Novigrad
FK Budućnost - NK Sesvete
NK Široki Brijeg - NK Zavrč
Monday,
03.02.2014.
13,00h - "Gradski stadion", Umag
15,00h - "Stadion Laco", Novigrad
HNK Cibalia - FK Željezničar
FC Ceahlăul Piatra - NK Novigrad
Tuesday,
04.02.2014.
13,00h - "Gradski stadion", Umag
15,00h - "Stadion Laco", Novigrad
FK Budućnost - NK Zavrč
NK Široki Brijeg - NK Sesvete
Wednesday,
05.02.2014.

18,00h - Sports Hall, Novigrad
Exhibition game
"Vatreni" - "Istria Winter Cup Selection"
Thursday,
06.02.2014.
13,00h - "Gradski stadion", Umag
15,00h - "Stadion Laco", Novigrad
HNK Cibalia - NK Novigrad
FC Ceahlăul Piatra - FK Željezničar
Friday,
07.02.2014.
13,00h - "Gradski stadion", Umag
15,00h - "Stadion Laco", Novigrad
NK Zavrč - NK Sesvete
FK Budućnost - NK Široki Brijeg
Saturday,
08.02.2014.
13,00h - Novigrad (Laguna Novigrad)*
*In case of bad weather-Dajla stadium
Match for 5th place
HNK Cibalia - FK Budućnost
Sunday,
09.02.2014.
13,00h - "Gradski stadion", Umag


15,00h - "Stadion Laco", Novigrad*
*In case of bad weather-Dajla stadium
Match for 3rd place:
FK Željezničar - NK Široki Brijeg

FINALS

NK Novigrad - NK Zavrč
 

Results 2014.

Sunday, 09.02.2014. - FINALS
NK Novigrad - NK Zavrč 2:0

Saturday, 08.02.2014.
HNK Cibalia - FK Budućnost 2:0

Friday, 07.02.2014.
FK Budućnost - NK Široki Brijeg 0:1
NK Zavrč - NK Sesvete 5:0

Thursday, 06.02.2014.
HNK Cibalia - NK Novigrad 1:3
FC Ceahlăul Piatra - FK Željezničar 0:3 (not played)

Tuesday, 04.02.2014.
FK Budućnost - NK Zavrč 0:1
NK Široki Brijeg - NK Sesvete 4:1

Monday, 03.02.2014.
HNK Cibalia - FK Željezničar 1:1
FC Ceahlăul Piatra - NK Novigrad 2:3

Sunday, 02.02.2014.
FK Budućnost - NK Sesvete 1:0
NK Široki Brijeg - NK Zavrč 1:1

Saturday, 01.02.2014.
FK Željezničar - NK Novigrad 3:3
HNK Cibalia - FC Ceahlăul Piatra 4:1

 

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