Mini Euro 2022

International football tournament for U11 juniors (2011) against racism and violence in Františkovy Lázně (Czech Republic) and Rehau (Germany)21 May to 22 May 2022

Previous participants

Manchester United
Tottenham Hotspur
Bayern München
Schalke 04
Ajax Amsterdam
FC Porto
Sparta Praha
Legia Warszawa
AGF Aarhus
AIK Stockholm
Norwegian Soccer Academy
Manly United Sydney
MŠK Žilina
Young Boys Bern
Team Europa

Schedule

Friday, arrival in royal spa town Františkovy Lázně (CZ)
  • Arrival of the teams
  • Accommodation in spa hotels
Saturday, group games in Františkovy Lázně (CZ)
  • 9h30 opening ceremony, start of group games (3 groups)
  • 18h30 banquet for all teams in the ball-room of INGO Casino Františkovy Lázně accommodation in spa hotel in Františkovy Lázně
Sunday, final round in Rehau (D)
  • 7h30 common journey to Rehau (D)
  • 9h00 official welcome in Rehau
  • 9h20 start of final round of cup
  • 14h00 final
  • closing ceremony, teams return home

Playing mode

  • 8v8 (7 players, 1 goal keeper) on half pitch
  • 3 groups with 6 teams on both days
  • qualification games for final groups on 1st day
  • best 2 teams in each group go to final group Gold
  • 3rd and 4th to group Silver
  • 5th and 6th to group Bronze
  • Match time: 1×18 minutes

Top-class opposition during the tournament

Only top teams take part at the Mini Euro. All teams are experienced Academy teams. Our guests 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 10 games during the weekend (180 minutes game time in total).

Top-class accommodation and food

At the Mini Euro, teams and staff are always accommodated in spa hotels in and around 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 decent accommodation. Food served for the teams are carefully selected meals for young sportsmen.

Special intercultural experience

The Mini Euro is a unique tournament taking part in two countries on two days. Boys and staff get to know two different countries and cultures in a short time. It is a tradition that the first tournament day takes place in Frantiskovy Lazne (Czech Republic). The second tournament day and the finals take place in the neighbouring German town of Rehau. The teams are travelling between both venues by vans and coaches, the travel takes about 45 minutes time.

"Greatest week-end in my life..."

All this together creates an exciting tournament atmosphere. We are glad that all the teams who visited us are applying for the following year within a very short time. 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. Our aim is that every child taking part in Mini Euro will be as happy as this little Scotsman.