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Prague, 31st, May, 2012: CTE Tourism, the organizers of the annual youth football tournament known as the “CEE Cup” have announced today many of the key confirmed teams that will be taking part in the tournament this year. The CEE Cup kicks off on Sunday, 22nd July, and will run for a week, with the Grand Final taking place on Sunday, 29th July. CTE Tourism has also confirmed that FACR (the Football Association of the Czech Republic) is supporting the event.

The CEE Cup is an international football tournament for top youth teams (under 19) from Central & Eastern Europe (CEE). Confirmed teams include last year’s winners, FK Mlada Boleslav, including, for the second year, their rising star, Czech-German Daniel Geissler, and Bohemians 1905, many of whose team from last year’s CEE Cup are now playing in the first division, and whose winner of last year’s ‘best player of the CEE Cup 2011’, Petr Nerad, is now playing for the A team.

To date, the confirmed list of teams is:

• Levski Sofia from Bulgaria
• Universitatea Cluj from Romania
• Spartak Trnava from Slovakia
• Bohemians 1905 from the Czech Republic
• Hajduk Split from Croatia
• Vasas Budapest from Hungary
• FK Mlada Boleslav from the Czech Republic
• FK Sarajevo from Bosnia-Herzegovina
• Debreceni VSC from Hungary
• Sturm Graz from Austria
• AC Sparta Praha from the Czech Republic

Roberto De Blasio, Director of CTE Tourism and organiser of the CEE Cup, commented:

„We are really excited about the quality of the teams this year, and we are expecting an exceptionally high level of play. We hope that everyone that is interested in football will turn out to one of the games, as this will be their chance to see some of the stars of the future!”

Since its inception in 2011, the CEE Cup has received the full support of the Czech Football Association (FAČR). The tournament focuses on “Respect”, “Fair Play” and “Competitiveness”, all of which are very important for today’s youth players.

Talking about the CEE Cup, Otakar Mestek, Director of Non-Professional and Youth Football at the FACR said:

“We are very happy to support the CEE Cup, as it supports the development of youth football which is vitally important for the game and, of course, it takes place in Prague and hosts some of the best young teams from Central Europe. We believe that tournaments such as the CEE Cup help to integrate and develop Czech football on an international level, and that is very important for young footballers as they have the unique opportunity of playing against prestigious foreign teams and gaining valuable experience that can be used later in their professional first league careers”.

In addition to supporting young footballers, the CEE Cup also supports charity and every year it donates 20% of the income received from sponsors and 50% from each ticket sold to UNICEF in order to support the UNICEF Schools for Africa project.


For more information please contact:

CTE Tourism
Roberto De Blasio
Čermákova 7, 120 00 Praha 2
tel: +420 226 804 081, fax: +420 226 539 470
email: [email protected]

Media Agency
JWA Prague s.r.o.
Lucie Panchartková
Slezská 63, 130 00 Praha 3
tel: 420 242 454 746
email: [email protected]

Notes for Editors:

CTE Tourism is a Prague-based full-service destination management company that specialises as an incoming travel agency, tour operator, professional congress organizer and meetings and incentives house. CTE’s expertise covers not only the Czech Republic, but also Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Germany and a number of other captial cities throughout Europe. CTE Toursim offers the whole gambit of services relating to travel and event management.

The CEE Cup is an international tournament for top Central & Eastern European (CEE) youth football club teams. The tournament focuses on „Respect“, „Fair Play“, and „Competitiveness“. The CEE Cup is the perfect opportunity for tournament visitors, managers and other interested spectators to see the football stars of the future.

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