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TV Coverage by:
http://www.uefa.com/competitions/under17/finals/newsid=677499.html

Group A:

- Turkey
- Netherlands
- Scotland
- Serbia

4th of May 2008:
15:00 | Scotland - Serbia
World Wonder Football Centre, Antalya (TUR)
18:00 | Turkey - Netherlands
Mardan Sport Complex, Antalya (TUR)

7th of May 2008:
16:00 | Turkey - Scotland
Mardan Sport Complex, Antalya (TUR)
18:00 | Netherlands - Serbia
World Wonder Football Centre, Antalya (TUR)

10th of May 2008:
16:00 | Serbia - Turkey
World Wonder Football Centre, Antalya (TUR)
16:00 | Netherlands - Scotland
Mardan Sport Complex, Antalya (TUR)

Group B:

- France
- Republic of Ireland
- Spain
- Switzerland

4th of May 2008[/B]:
15:00 | France - Republic of Ireland
Mardan Sport Complex, Antalya (TUR)
18:00 | Spain - Switzerland
World Wonder Football Centre, Antalya (TUR)

7th of May 2008:
15:00 | Republic of Ireland - Switzerland
World Wonder Football Centre, Antalya (TUR)
19:00 | France - Spain
World Wonder Football Centre, Antalya (TUR)

10th of May 2008:
19:00 | France - Switzerland
World Wonder Football Centre, Antalya (TUR)
19:00 | Spain - Republic of Ireland
Mardan Sport Complex, Antalya (TUR)

Semifinals - 13th of May 2008:
TBA | A1 - B2
TBA | B1 - A2

Finals - 16th of May 2008:
TBA | Winner Semifinal 1 - Winner Semifinal 2

Venues:



World of Wonder Football Centre
The World of Wonder Football Centre is a large, modern sports complex which includes training facilities and a 550-seater stadium which will stage six group matches at the 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, two on each day.

Followers of UEFA competitions will be familiar with the venue, which has been used to stage several qualifying mini-tournaments as well as events such as the Aegean Cup. Many leading clubs also use it for out-of-season training.




Mardan Sport Complex
The Mardan Sport Complex is a brand new venue near Antalya that will stage a competition record seven televised matches at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, including a semi-final. The capacity of 7,428 seats includes at least 2,613 under cover.



Antalya Atatürk Stadium
The Antalya Atatürk Stadium is the city's main stadium, home to second division Antalyaspor, who were founded in 1966 when three local clubs merged. They have had several top-flight spells in the last 25 years, most recently in 2006/07. They reached the 2000 Turkish Cup final, losing to Galatasaray AS and have competed in the UEFA Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup.

With capacity for 11,738 seats, including 4,149 under cover, the stadium will stage one semi-final and the final, both televised on Eurosport.
 

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France are, with Spain, my top team to win this one.

Like Alec said, I seen Kakuta against Israels and Englands team and the boy got skillz.

But a bigger talent from the french side is Clément Grenier from Lyon, he plays behind the strikers, just a complete player :) Great free kicks too.



From spain you should expect a preformence from Barcelonas Thiago Alcantara, son of famus Mazinho.
He's a 50/50 midfielder, superb dribelling and threw passes.
 

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Cem is injured and won't be participating in this tournament.
 

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Group A:

- Turkey

Key players

Turkey are without two key players through injury; Galatasaray AS defender Semih Kaya and his club-mate, talented forward Cem Sultan. However, striker Muhammed Demir and influential left-winger Eren Albayrak could both be fit for the tournament and despite Sultan's absence there is no shortage of attacking flair, notably in the shape of Beşiktaş JK forward Batuhan Karadeniz, who has scored more than 40 goals for Turkey's youth sides.

- Netherlands

Key players

There is a familiar surname in the Dutch midfield in the shape of AFC Ajax midfielder Rodney Sneijder, Wesley's younger brother. The top scorer in qualifying with seven goals was Geoffrey Castillion, who in March followed Sneijder in signing a professional contract at Ajax. At the back Jeffrey Bruma was signed by Chelsea FC last year from Feyenoord at the age of just 15.

- Scotland

Key players

Captain John Fleck, who has followed uncle Robert in playing for Rangers FC and Scotland, was the hero in qualifying with his winner in the decisive game against Slovenia and made his senior club debut in the Scottish Cup back in January. His Rangers colleague Grant Adam keeps goal and striker Archie Campbell is also highly-rated. Fleck is not the only player with a family connection in football; winger Alex Cooper is the son of Neale Cooper, who helped Aberdeen FC to the 1983 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

- Serbia

Key players

FK Vojvodina midfielder Danijel Aleksić captains the team and, in his Serbia role as striker, led them to Turkey with five Elite round goals, more than any other player across all seven groups. FK Partizan midfielder Adem Ljajić is tipped to go far and left-winger Predrag Stevanović is now at FC Schalke 04. Right-back and winger Aleksandar Ignjovski, who plays for coach Dejan Đurđevićs old club OFK Beograd, is also an emerging talent.
 

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Group B:

- France

Key players

Olympique Lyonnais striker Clément Grenier and Yannis Tafer are the leading scorers with 13 goals between them this season, including friendly games. Chelsea FC playmaker Gaël Kakuta, who moved from RC Lens last summer, struck twice in the decisive 3-1 qualifying win against Russia and then returned to his club to score in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup final against Manchester City FC. Midfielder Gueida Fofana of Le Havre AC captains the team

- Republic of Ireland

Key players

As always the squad is a mixture of domestic-based talent and players snapped up by clubs from across the Irish Sea. Among the latter contingent is Blackburn Rovers FC winger Aaron Doran, and it was his free-kick that set up club-mate Gavin Gunning to head the goal that took Ireland to the finals. Manchester City FC's Greg Cunningham can play on the wing or up front and delighted fans in his native Galway with a vital equaliser against Germany.

- Spain

Key players

Following the likes of Iker Casillas, Cesc Fabregas and Bojan Krkić is a daunting prospect but Juan Santisteban has another talented selection of players to call on. Bojan's FC Barcelona colleague Rubén Rochina leads the line with Liverpool FC's Daniel Pacheco while there is plenty of talent in midfield with Real Betis Balompié's Manuel Gavilán, Real Racing Club de Santander's Sergio Canales and Keko of Club Atlético de Madrid.

- Switzerland

Key players

Débonnaire told uefa.com: "Defender Philippe Koch, who is very fit, is super in the air, very quick and knows how to read a game. Almost the same goes for Michael Lang who is paired with Koch in defense. Taulant Xhaka and Steven Ukoh in midfield are real team-players, they live and die for a team, their spirit is an example to the other players. And then of course there’s defender Fabio Daprelà, who has already played nine Super League matches for his club despite being only 17. He is also very powerful and shows the others the direction to go."
 

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France squad list :

Goalkeepers :

* Anthony Mfa Mezui (FC Metz)
* Jeffrey Baltus (AJ Auxerre)

Defenders :
* Loïc Nego (FC Nantes)
* William Remy (RC Lens)
* Sébastien Fauré (Olympique Lyonnais)
* Thimothée Kolodziecziak (RC Lens)
* Gueida Fofana (Le Havre AC)
* Joël Adegoroye (Stade Rennais)
* Willy Boly (AJ Auxerre)

Midfielders :
* Enzo Reale (Olympique Lyonnais)
* Loïc Damour (RC Strasbourg)
* Francis Coquelin (Stade Lavallois)

Strikers :
* Clément Grenier (Olympique Lyonnais)
* Alexandre Lacazette (Olympique Lyonnais)
* Gaël Kakuta (Chelsea FC)

* Yannis Tafer (Olympique Lyonnais)
* Yannis Salibur (Lille OSC)
* Gilles Sunu (Arsenal FC)

Don't know much of them except that Grenier has signed a professional contract last week. A load of Lyon players, though.
 

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keko will be the best,this guy is suposed to be ****ing amazing
 

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Where's Atleti's Camacho? I think he's still 17.
He's playing with the U19's now.

keko will be the best,this guy is suposed to be ****ing amazing
Keko is supposed to be quite an talent, the same goes for Liverpools Daniel Pacheco.

Atlético has a lot of upcoming talents in their fútbol base, Keko being one of them. Watch our own spanish-argie Germán Pacheco who choose to play for Spain show up in a year or something like that.
 

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Serbias coach Dejan Đurđević has announced a squad of 22 players who'll be preparing themselves for this tournament before they leave Serbia and head to Turkey on the 2nd of May.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Vilson Caković (FK Crvena Zvezda), Marko Nikolić (FK Partizan)

Defenders: Milan Milanović (FC Lokomotiv Moscow), Stevan Smederevac (OFK Beograd), Nenad Stjepić (OFK Beograd), Milan Rodić (OFK Beograd), Zlatko Liščević (FK Crvena Zvezda), Nebojša Gavrilović (FK Partizan), Jovan Krneta (FK Partizan)

Midfielders: Predrag Stevanović (FC Schalke 04), Nemanja Gudelj (NAC Breda), Aleksandar Ignjovski (OFK Beograd), Goran Brkić (OFK Beograd), Adem Ljajić (FK Partizan), Vuk Mitošević (FK Vojvodina), Luka Milivojević (FK Radnički Niš), Andrej Mrkela (FK Crvena Zvezda)

Attackers: Danijel Aleksić (FK Vojvodina), Aleksandar Đoković (FK Partizan), Marko Rajić (FK Zemun), Marko Obradović (FK Zemun), Ilija Ilić (FK Crvena Zvezda)

Four players will unfortunately have to leave when Đurđević takes out the final squad.

Watch out for Vilson Caković, Adem Ljajić, Predrag Stevanović, Danijel Aleksić, Milan Milanović and appereantly Vilson Caković, who's supposed to be quite an goalkeeping talent.
 

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I'm really looking forword to this one :)

And till today I was sure Cem was a madeup player in my Man-City game in FM lol.

He was a hell of a striker in that game, if that means anything :p
 

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this tournament is too unpredictable, so I'll say Scotland will win the tournament, although I'll be cheering for Ireland :pp

Most of these guys won't make it though, still way too young to judge, there are still a few years away from even playing professionally.
 

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Ireland :
Goalkeeper :
* Ger Hanley (4 avril 1991, Salthill Devon, 8 sélections)
* Gavin Carlin (26 mai 1991, West Bromwich Albion, 1 sélection)
Defenders :
* Pauric Ormsby (8 janvier 1991, Crumlin United, 9 sélections)
* Richie Towell (17 juillet 1991, Celtic, 3 sélections)
* Gavin Gunning (26 janvier 1991, Blackburn Rovers, 6 sélections)
* Johnny Dunleavy (3 juillet 1991, Wolverhampton Wanderers, 11 sélections)
* Mark Connolly (16 décembre 1991, Wolverhampton Wanderers, 9 capes)
* Kallum Keane (né le 23 novembre 1991, Derby County, 6 sélections)
* Shaun Timmins (13 mars 1991, Birmingham City, 3 sélections)
Midfielders :
* Conor Clifford (11 octobre 1991, Chelsea, 11 sélections)
* Gearoid Morrissey (17 novembre 1991, Ringmahon Rangers, 5 sélections)
* Conor Hourihane (2 février 1991, Sunderland, 11 sélections, 11 capes)
* Robert Brady (14 janvier 1992, Manchester United, 5 sélections)
* Greg Cunningham (31 janvier 1991, Manchester City, 10 sélections)
* John Sullivan (6 janvier 1991, Crumlin United, 5 sélections)
Strikers :
* Aaron Doran (13 mai 1991, Blackburn Rovers, 6 sélections)
* Paul Murphy (19 mars 1991, Ipswich Town, 10 sélections)
* Darragh Satelle (22 février 1991, Hull City, 7 sélections)

Spain :​
* Jorge Pulido Mayoral (Atletico Madrid)
* Sergio Gontán Gallardo “Keko” (Atletico Madrid)
* Manuel Gavilán Morales (Bétis Séville)
* Carles Planas Antolinez (FC Barcelone)
* Adriá Carmona Pérez (FC Barcelone)
* Oriol Romeu Vidal (FC Barcelone)
* Ruben Rochina Naixes (FC Barcelone)
* Thiago Alcántara Do Nacismento (FC Barcelone)
* Martín Montoya Torralba y Alejandro Sánchez Benítez “Alex” (FC Barcelone)
* Ángel Martínez Ortega y Oscar Sielva Moreno (Espanyol Barcelone)
* Gerardo Alfredo Bruna Blanco (Liverpool FC)
* Álvaro López Bermejo (Real Madrid)
* Sergio Canales Madrazo y Ángel Diez Ibañez (Real Santander FC)
* Jon Gaztañaga Arrospide (Real Sociedad)
* Sergio García Mut (Valence)
* Sélectionneur : Juan Santisteban

Switzerland :
Goalkeepers :
* 1. René Borkovic (21.04.1991 ; FC Zürich)
* 2. Hrvoje Bukovski (05.11.1991 ; SC Freiburg)
Defenders :
* 3. Fabio Daprelà (19.02.1991 ; Grasshopper Club Zürich)
* 4. Patrick Dürig (28.01.1991 ; BSC Young Boys)
* 5. Philippe Koch (08.02.1991 ; FC Zürich)
* 6. Michaël Lang (08.02.1991 ; FC St. Gallen)
* 7. Bigambo Rochat (29.05.1991 ; FC Lausanne-Sport)
* 8. Fisnik Sabedini (04.11.1991 ; FC Zürich)
Midfielders and Strikers :
* 9. Nassim Ben Khalifa (13.01.1992 ; FC Lausanne-Sport)
* 10. David Frey (08.02.1991 ; FC Thun)
* 11. Sven Lehmann (18.12.1991 ; FC St. Gallen)
* 12. Admir Mehmedi (16.03.1991 ; FC Zürich)
* 13. Alexandre Pasche (31.05.1991 ; FC Lausanne-Sport)
* 14. Dino Rebronja (12.06.1991 ; BSC Young Boys)
* 15. Anthony Sauthier (05.02.1991 ; Servette FC)
* 16. Xherdan Shaqiri (10.10.1991 ; FC Basel 1893)
* 17. Steven Ukoh (19.06.1991 ; BSC Young Boys)
* 18. Taulant Xhaka (28.03.1991 ; FC Basel 1893)
 

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John Fleck is Rangers big hope for the future, so hope he does well in this tournament.

Clip of him scoring twice in the Scottish Youth Cup Final last week.

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