U19s at Sparkasse & VGH Cup

Wednesday 3 January 2018 14:56

Fulham’s Under-19s have travelled to Germany to take part in the Sparkasse & VGH Cup in Göttingen. 

It’s a five-a-side indoor football tournament, and it is the eighth time the Young Whites have flown over to take part.

The tournament is over four days and starts with the preliminary rounds. The competition moves onto qualifiers, and from that onto the quarter-finals onthe final day.

In Fulham’s group are JFV West, JFV Eichsfeld, JSG Auetal-Altes Amt, JSG Uslar/Solling, Hertha BSC, Eintr. Braunschweig.

In later rounds Fulham could come up against teams in different groups, also including last year’s winners Manchester United. 

Other teams include Austria Wien, FC Kopenhagen, FC Brugge, FSV Mainz 05, Eintracht Frankfurt, FC Shalke 04, Hamburger SV, Hannover 96, Hertha BSC and Eintracht Braunschweig.

Each match is 13 minutes long; cards result in two-minute sin bins. From the quarter final stages the matches go to penalties if drawn. 

Fulham’s squad for this year’s competition is:

L. Ashby-Hammond, Schwarzer, Spence, Felix, Hilton, Mundle-Smith, Garrido, Kelly, Francois, York, Harris, Santos-Clase, Martin and De Havilland.

All matches from Friday will be live streamed for free on fulhamfctv, and here is the group schedule (All times in GMT):

Thursday 4th January: 7pm v JFV West, 8pm v JFV Eichsfeld.

Friday 5th January: 4.15pm v JSG Auetal-Altes Amt, 5.45pm v JSG Uslar/Solling

Saturday 6th January: 2pm v Hertha BSC, 4.45pm v Eintr. Braunschweig.

Sunday 7th January:  TBC