The biggest Eastern Europe children football tournament, “Ateitis CUP”, held the U-8 tournament this weekend. From 36 teams, Moscow’s “Deviatka” stood out, winning the final 1:0 against the Polish Gdansk “Jaguar”. Bergamo “Atalanta” ending only in 7th place.

” Top club academies underachieving only shows the level of this tournament. Around 10 teams were at a similar level and the results and standings could turn at any point”,- Dainius Gudaitis said.

Third spot when to Tbilisi “Dinamo” who won 2:0 against Riga FS and the best performing Lithuanian team was Šiauliai Academy  who ended 6th, losing out to Kaliningrad’s “Baltika” for the fifth spot.

The next weekend will also be the last one of the year. U-7 and U-9 age groups will be participating with a total of 56 teams competing. Well known club will be sending their academies, such as Rotterdam “Feyenoord”, “Lugano”, Bergamo “Atalanta”, Bate Borisov and many more.