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Glasgow City Cup getting ready to kick-off

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5th of August sees the season long-awaited return of the highly-anticipated Glasgow City Cup. Back for it’s 15th edition, the pre-season tournament has featured a host of teams from all over the country and abroad since its inception in 2000, including sides travelling from Canada, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Wales and England.

One of Scotland’s most prestigious youth football festival has taken place across a number of locations, varying in the past from Glasgow Green Football Complex to Toryglen Regional Football Complex. This year, the Glasgow City Cup will take place in Renfrewshire and Paisley, where it has been played since 2014.

With so many challenging teams and players coming from all across the globe, it’s the ultimate way for teams to begin their pre-season and get themselves ready for the new campaign. With three days of non-stop games, the Glasgow City Cup is filled with matches that would prepare any team for the season ahead.

Some of the more obscure teams taking part in this year’s edition include Mapola FC from Canada, Iowa SC and West Coast SC, both from the USA, Bangor Rangers from Northern Ireland, and Shetland FC. No doubt, it will give the players from over here a great chance to see how differently other nation’s sides play.

Not only does it feature eleven-a-side teams, but in the week beforehand, there is the Scottish Sun Soccer 7s, giving the new generation of Scottish footballers the chance to showcase their talent on a big stage. With a massive 132 teams already playing on each day and a total of 432 matches organised, it is sure to be a day filled with goals and action.

The Glasgow City cup kicks off on the 5th of August and finished on the 8th, while the Soccer Sevens takes place on the 30th and 31st of July. 

Gregor Kerr | YFS South East Region Journalist
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