Salzburg and Besiktas fight for the title at BV 04
Axel Bellinghausen draws groups for the U19 Cup
On the 4. March 2015, the groups of the annual Tournament of the U19 Champions Trophy in Düsseldorf were drawn.
Düsseldorf - The first round of the tournament is set. The midfield player from Fortuna Düsseldorf Axel Bellinghausen drew the ground of 53. U19 Champions Trophy in the VIP lounge of the Düsseldorf Airport. On the Easter weekend professional football will be played again in Düsseldorf from the 2. to the 6. April 2015. The Fortuna player Axel Bellinghausen himself played the tournament already in 2002 with the Fortuna U19 youth. At that tournament Bellinghausen was chosen as the best German young player of the tournament. 13 years later he drew the tournament groups for the U19 Champions trophy.
In the first group the champion op 2014 (Red Bull Salzburg), will play against the champion of 2013 (Japanese high school selection). The other teams of the first group are: Borusia Monchengladbach, Salvia Prag and the host BV 04. In the second group these teams will play against each other: Fortuna Düsseldorf, Besiktas Istanbul, Club Brügge, Palmeiras and Borrusia Dortmund. The Fortuna Düsseldorf coach of the U19 said to the group: ''Not an easy program for us, but my players will do a super job. The games will be very emotionally for every single person''.
The first clash of the first group will be against Red Bull Salzburg and the champion of 2013, the Japanese high school selection. The other teams in this group are Borrusia Monchengladbac, Salvia Prag and the host of the tournament BV 04. The sporting manager said to this group: ''It won't be easy for Borrusia Monchengladbach. They are third in the table of the Bungesliga-west and still have very good chances to the win the German championship but they need to fight.'' Salvia Prag are currently placed in the second place of the Czech league and have good chances to progress in the tournament far. The host BV 04 is the underdog of the group since the team has a strong competition, but it could be that the team could annoy any big team with the position of being the underdog.
The winner of 2012, Fortuna Düsseldorf want to progress into the semi-finals the second group. With Fortuna being in the second group Palmeiras Sao Paulo is another candidate in that group for the semifinals. Besiktas Istanbul also wants to progress to the semi-finals with the help of several national players. The other two teams in this group are Borrusia Dortmund and the FC Brügge.
Here are the groups again:
Japan High School Team
Red Bull Salzburg
BV 04 Düsseldorf
Palmeiras Sao Paulo
Draw of the U19 Champions Trophy Groups at the Düsseldorf aiport (Foto: xity)
Axel Bellinghausen drew at Dusseldorf Airport, the groups for the U19 Champions Trophy (xity-Picture: H.Müller)
Axel Bellinghausen and Marcus Giesenfeld talked about the previous U19 Champions Trophy tournaments (xity-Picture: H.Müller)
The draw attracted many members of the press to the airport (xity-Picture: H.Müller)
Axel Bellinghausen played already in the tournament in 2002 (xity-Picture: H.Müller)