The traditional Blue Stars / FIFA Youth Cup took place in Zurich over Ascension Day, just like every year. Eight women's and eight men's teams from all over the world participated. Some of them seized the opportunity to visit the FIFA Museum.
The Blue Stars / FIFA Youth Cup has a history of more than 80 years and is one of the most prestigious youth tournaments in the world. Illustrious names such as David Beckham, Bobby Charlton or Pep Guardiola have already taken to the pitch in Zurich and competed for the trophy. It comes as no surprise that the participants each year are made up of the who's who of international club football.
In addition to the Swiss representatives from Basel, Bern and Zurich, youth teams from Liverpool FC, Juventus, Olympique Marseille, Arsenal, Corinthians and the Académie Génération Foot of Senegal, among others, took part in the tournament this year. The Vancouver Whitecaps FC won the women's tournament and FC Zurich won the men's. Both finals were decided on penalties.
Numerous international teams made the most of their stay in Zurich by putting on top performances on the pitch as well as visiting the FIFA Museum. We have put together the best pictures for you. Who knows, maybe a future superstar or world champion was among the visitors. It wouldn't be the first time.