This Friday will mark the start of the annual tournament “Ateitis CUP”, which will be held for 8 weekends. This year again, the tournament, will be full of big name teams along the lines of Turino “Juventus”, Dortmund “Borussia”, “Liverpool”, Bergamo “Atalanta” and other well known academies. A new record of participants will be reached.
“For the first time in the tournaments history, because of the growth in participants, we will be forced to have some of the matches be played outside of Vilnius. Of course, this type of growth only makes us smile, but it shows we still have a long road ahead of us”,- the founder and organiser ,Dainius Gudaitis.
The first age groups to participate will be the U8 and U6. Only Lithuanian teams will participate in the six year old tournament, but the eight year old groups will have teams like “Juventus” , “Lugano”, as well as other known teams from Russia, Latvia, Estonia and Belarus
“Ateitis CUP” just a couple of years ago became the biggest Baltic country tournament and it only continues to grow. This year in the stadium “Sportima” all games will be broadcasted live to youtube, in the stadium itself, a giant screen will be hang up to rewatch moments and past tournament highlights. Currently we expect around 10,000 visitors (players, parents and their coaches included) from around the world to visit Lithuania for the tournament.