MILAN – Inter’s Giovanissimi Nazionali, coached by Benoit Cauet, arrived today
in Shanghai for the world finals of the Manchester United Premier Cup 2012
Having triumphed in the Italian edition last February, they will be competing
against 19 teams that were champions in their respective countries (among which
are Boca Juniors, Santos, Dinamo Zagreb, Athletic Bilbao and Celtic). The
tournament, organised by Manchester United, will take place at the
"Shanghai Shenhua Training Ground."
Since 1993, the MUPC has been a proving ground for young talent, eager to test
themselves against their peers and hoping to one day see their dreams become
realised of becoming professional footballers.
There will be four groups, each consisting of five teams (the draw is scheduled
for Friday 20 July). The tournament will run from Saturday 21 to Wednesday 25
July, with two games per day scheduled.
Tomorrow, the Nerazzurri will undergo their first training session
(sessions will proceed until Friday) before then spending the rest of the day
on a sightseeing tour.