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Everton, Schalke and Porto in Under-21 International Cup

Posted on 3 August 2015  - 17:00

Our participation in the 2015-16 Premier League Under-21 International Cup has today been announced, with three initial fixtures arranged.


We’ve been placed in Group B along with Everton, German side FC Schalke 04 and Portuguese outfit FC Porto.

Our home fixtures in the competition will be played at Stevenage FC’s Lamex Stadium.

We will play each team in our group once and, upon completion of the group stage, the winners and runners-up from each pool will progress to the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final. These are all to be played as single-leg ties.

All matches in the tournament, including those between international teams, will be played in England. The venue for games played between international teams is Wycombe Wanderers’ Adams Park.

Our fixture dates have been confirmed as follows...

Monday, August 31 – Everton (A) – Goodison Park, 2pm
Tuesday, November 3 – FC Schalke (H) – Stevenage FC, 7pm
Wednesday, December 23 – FC Porto (H) – Stevenage FC, 12pm

Other participating teams have been confirmed as follows...

Group A: Chelsea, Liverpool, Celtic, Benfica.
Group C: Norwich City, Leicester City, PSV Eindhoven, Villarreal.
Group D: Manchester City, Sunderland, Athletic Bilbao, Borussia Monchengladbach.

Premier League Director of Youth, Ged Roddy, said: “The Premier League International Cup provides exactly the sort of high level competitive opportunities for the 18-21 age group that we had in mind when we launched the Elite Player Performance Plan in 2012.

“It is testament to the success of last season’s competition that all of the international sides involved are back again and excited to be part of the 2015-16 Premier League International Cup, and we are extremely pleased that Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will be taking part for the first time.

“This season’s competition will pit some of the top home-grown players in the country against their international counterparts and I can’t wait for it to get started.”