This year, for the fourth time, Novigrad will host the Istria Youth Cup, an exceptional international youth football tournament for boys up to 15 years of age.
As in previous editions, this year’s tournament will bring together the youth teams of some of the best known and highly renowned football clubs from Europe and other continents.
The previous year’s tournaments have involved clubs such as F.C. Bayern Munich, S.L. Benfica Lisbon, Chelsea F.C., GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Inter Milan, Manchester City F.C., F.C. Red Bull Salzburg, SK Slavia Prague, A.S. Roma, LA Galaxy, F.C. Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Rangers F.C. Glasgow...
As in previous years, the list of participants in this year’s international tournament confirms its status as the most important tournament in this part of Europe for this age group.
There is no doubt that some of the young talents who have played or are yet to play at the Istria Youth Cup will become huge international football stars in the future. The names of some of these talented, ambitious boys will certainly be spoken with respect in the football world in the not-so-distant future. These facts have won the Istria Youth Cup the flattering informal title of "Champions League of the Future"!