The Intenational Youth Football Tournament, starting on Wednesday 30th of April and ending on Sunday 4th of May, will have 16 rookie teams (of year 2001) belonging to the international scenary challenging one an other in the stadiums of the Euganean Basin.
The teams are composed by those who will be the future world-wide football champions. The Italian teams playing are the professional teams Juventus, Fiorentina, Inter, Milan, Atalanta and Padova and the two local amateur teams Abano and Thermal Abano. From Europe the Portuguese Benfica, who won the 2013 tournament, the German Bayer Leverkusen, 2012 winner, the Dutch Ajax, the Spanish Atletico Madrid, the Danish Midtjylland, and the Russian Cska Mosca. Finally, from over sea, the American Chicago Fire team that renders the event really global.
The tournament begins on Wednesday 30th of April with the traditional parade in the center of Abano Terme and with the Opening Ceremony, followed by the first match at the Stadio delle Terme. The following days are dedicated to the rest of the play-offs which will take place in the stadiums nearby and that will end with the final match and the awards ceremony on Sunday 4th of May.
In the Euganean Thermal Basin the players will have the possibility to play and live in a healthy environment which points on well-being through fun and wellness activities. Abano and Montegrotto Terme will host the teams in the hotels of the area, where the young athlets may recover after the trainings and the matches. Once more, Terme Euganee area is the main supporter of a healthy living typical of a sportful life and strongly connected to thermal therapies, essential for the body and mind’s wellness.