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Football tournament Amfora Cup Porec

Football tournament Amfora Cup Porec

First edition 1998
18 May - 19 May 2013

Number of teams: 52

Categories: U11, U13, U15, U17, U19

Organiser: NK Banjole

Region: Istria

Rendezvous for old friends

International football tournament Croatia: Amfora Cup

Teams looking for an international youth football tournament in a relaxed environment need look no further than the Istra Cup and the Amfora Cup. Right beside the centuries-old harbour town of Porec in the heart of the Istrian coast lies the sports and holiday centre Zelena Laguna. Various professional teams set up their training camps here, as on occasion does the Croatian national team. But at Easter and Whitsun, the complex is completely reserved for young people. With a 15-year history, the tournaments have become a rendezvous for old friends.


Program

Friday: Arrival Porec, Team leader reception, Participants are free choose a programme; options: visit to the town of Porec or have a swim in the sea

Saturday: Welcoming ceremony, Tournament: group matches, Qualifying matches and finals

Sunday: Prize-giving ceremony

Monday: Departure

 

Organiser

The Amfora Cup is organised by NK Banjole in cooperation with the Istrian Football Association and the municipality of Porec.

 

Sportfacilities

The international Istra Cup youth football tournament takes place in Porec at the three football fields of sports complex Zelena Laguna in the municipality of Porec. Zelena Laguna is the training centre of many Croatian and European teams thanks to the many facilities and the good quality of the pitches. The Croatian national team also trains here in preparation of important tournaments. The tournament’s finals are played at the modern stadium of Porec.


Tournament information

Category     Born on/after    Teams/category    Playtime    Players/team   Minimum games    Total substitutes

U11             01.01.2002                12                 2x15              7                     4                         99

U13             01.01.2000                10                 2x20              9                     4                          5

U15             01.01.1998                10                 2x20             11                    4                          5

U17             01.01.1996                10                 2x20             11                    4                          5

U19             01.01.1994                10                 2x20             11                    4                          5

 

Remarks

Due to different deadlines - set by national soccer associations - the tournament organiser has granted dispensations for:

U19 Category:

U19: teams from Switzerland, Belgium and Luxemburg: all players born on/after 01-01 of the year before

U19: teams from Italy: 5 players born on/after 01-01 of the year before

U19: teams from USA: all players born on/after 01-08 of the year before

 

All categories:

Teams from England and Wales: all players born on/after 01-09 of the year before

Teams from America: all players born on/after 01-08 of the year before

Teams from Denmark: 2 players born on/after 01-10 of the year before

In the case of the U11 category free substitutions are allowed during the whole game and only boots with molded soles (not screw-in studs) may be worn.


Participating countries        Winners 2012

Austria                              U11/7 SC Mauerbach AT

Belgium                            U13/9 SF Hamborn 07 DE

Switzerland                       U15 MŠK Fomat Martin SK

Czech Republic                 U17 Dunakanyar S.E. HU

Germany                          U19 Cavigal Nice Sport FR

France

Croatia

Hungary

Italy

Slovakia


Touristic information

Porec

The Croatian town of Porec is located on a lagoon on the west coast of Istria. The city with 12,500 inhabitants is surrounded by beautiful green countryside and has a mild Mediterranean climate. The history of Porec goes back a long way: Roman remains can be found at various places. A famous place of interest in Porec is the St. Euphrasius Basilica dating back to the 6th Century. In 1996, this basilica was added to the world heritage list of UNESCO. The basilica is internationally known for its beautiful Byzantine mosaics.

Istria

Istria is the largest peninsula of the Adriatic Sea and is the most westerly province of Croatia. Istria has no less than 445 kilometres of coastline, which makes it a very popular holiday destination, especially among sun worshippers. Pula, Porec and Umag are the main tourist resorts. Istria is lush with lots of unspoilt countryside, lakes and waterfalls, centuries old culture and very hospitable people.

Visit Venice

Neighbouring country Italy lies at the opposite side of the Adriatic Sea, but is not that far away so an excursion to romantic Venice is easily arranged from Umag. The modern catamaran service will take you there in 40 minutes and regular excursions are organised from Umag each week, taking in all the hot spots of Venice. It should not to be missed!

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