The forth-coming MINI EURO of the Czecho-German Football School shall take place from 6 to 8 May 2011 in Františkovy Lázn? and Rehau. The top-class youth tournament shall bear again the slogan Against Racism and Violence. As in the years before, the best U11 youth teams from Western and Eastern Europe will compete at our tournament for the title and set a common sign for peace and tolerance in football. Again, UEFA, the Bavarian and the Czech FA shall be patrons of our unique tournament.
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What makes our tournament MINI EURO special and different to others?
Unique international atmosphere!
The MINI EURO is a real international tournament. 14 teams take part in the tournament. They always come from 10 or more different nations. Every team is the ambassador of its home-country.
Top-class opposition during the whole tournament!
Only top teams take part at the MINI EURO. All 14 teams are experienced Academy teams. Our guests always count among the most prominent Premier League clubs in their home-country. Our special game mode with group games, play-off and play-down groups guarantee that each team plays a minimum of 6 matches a day (making 84 minutes in total a day and 164 minutes in total during the week-end).
Top-class accommodation and food!
At the MINI EURO, the teams and the staff are always accommodated in three-star spa hotels in Frantiskovy Lazne. Frantiskovy Lazne is one of the most well-known Czech spas. Kings and Emperors spent their holidays there leaving behind a unique fin-de-siecle atmosphere. The hotels have been recently renovated. They offer state-of-the art accommodation. The food and drinks served for the teams are carefully selected meals for young football players.
Special intercultural experience
The MINI EURO is a unique tournament taking part in two countries on two days. The advantage of the tournament sites in the Czech-German border region is that the boys and the staff get to know two different countries and cultures in a short time. It is a tradition that the first tournament day takes part in Frantiskovy Lazne (Czech Republic). The second tournament day and the finals take part in the neighbouring German city of Rehau. All the teams and staff are brought with special tournament shuttles to Germany, the travel takes about 45 minutes time.
"Greatest week-end in my life"
All this together creates an exciting tournament atmosphere unique in European terms. We are glad that all the teams who visited us are always willing to come back. We are particularly happy that the boys are deeply enjoying their stay here. "This was the greatest week-end in my life", one boy from Glasgow said after the tournament to his parents with a smile on his face. Our aim is that every child taking part in MINI EURO will be as happy as this little Scotsman. Then, our MINI EURO will have lasting success in both, top-class youth football and intercultural understanding.