The number of teams that approved their participation in the International U12 İzmir Cup, which we have been organizing since 2013 and witnessed great excitement, has increased to 16. After Juventus, Porto, Leicester City, Benfica, Galatasaray, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Fenerbahçe, Zenit, Beşiktaş, Olympic Marseille, FC Schalke 04, Club Brugge and Eintracht Frankfurt, Valencia, one of the teams of our city, Altay Sports Club will also join the organization that will start on April 6, 2023, informed our club that he would participate in the tournament with an official letter.
IT WAS NOT DONE FOR THREE YEARS
The International U12 İzmir Cup could not be held for the last three years due to the pandemic. In the tournament that started with 8 participating teams in 2013, 72 teams came together in İzmir in 2019. 8 teams in 2013, 12 teams in 2014, 48 teams in 2015, 2016 and 2017, 56 teams in 2018 and 72 teams in 2019 participated in this organization. The champion of the tournament, organized with the motto "The World Gathers at İzmir", was Manchester City, which against PSV on penalties in the final.
WHO HAS ATTENDED SO FAR?
At International İzmir U12 Cup so far 292 different teams participated; these teams are AC Milan, Ajax, Anderlecht, Athletic Bilbao, AZ Alkmaar, Benfica, Celtic, Chelsea, Hamburg, Lazio, Leicester City, Manchester City, O. Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, PSV, Rangers FC, Valencia, SV Werder Bremen, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Twente, Zenit, Parma.