Trofeo Beppe Viola OC announced today official draw an fixtures the U17 international football event to be held in Arco (Italy) next March 7th-12th dedicated to the Italian journalist and reporter untimely died in 1982. Looking at the composition the groups, with open and unprecedented matches, the tournament is expected to be thrilling and hard-fought since the early stage.
Masters of the latest three editions, Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio and F.C. Torino, will challenge for the Group A lead and a spot on the semi-finals grid. Five-time winner of the event (including 2016 and 2017), Atalanta will find a tough opponent in the “Granata” team, back from the success in 2018 final against F.C. Bologna. U.S.D. Arco‘s landlords and B.I.F. Broendby complete the group: the Dane team stood out in the latest edition by stopping A.S. Roma‘s ride in the group stage.
Nine-time finalist and five-time winner of the tournament (1994, 1998, 2001, 2005 and 2010), A.S. Roma finds again Serbia’s F.C. Partizan on its road: both will look for the pass to the semis in the Group D. Two years ago, the Serbian talents broke the dreams of glory of the Italian Capital’s squad right in the semi-final. The group is completed by A.C. ChievoVerona, winner in 2003 and semi-finalist in 2018, and Trentino’s U17 Selection.
Senegal and Ghana‘s selections – Academie FC Baobab (Dakar) and Glow-Lamp Soccer Accademy (Accra) – will try to complicate A.C. Milan and S.S.C. Napoli‘s plans respectively. Besides the AC Milan, the Senegal’s selection, founded by former manager of Italy’s Youth Teams Paolo Berrettini, will face S.S. Lazio and Rappresentativa Dilettanti (talents from Italy’s fourth national league). Managed by the former young star Nii Odartey Lamptey, Ghana’s youngsters will play their cards in a group including S.S.C. Napoli – one of the most valued squad of U17 Italian top championship, rising Spal and Parma Calcio.
The qualification round’s matches will be host on four pitches (Arco, Varone, Romarzollo and Bolognano), two per day for each, at 1:00 pm and 3.15 pm CET on March 7th-9th. The semi-finals will be played in Arco on Sunday, March 10th on 1:00 pm and 3.15 pm CE. The final will be staged in the same location on Tuesday, March 12th at 6 pm CET.
Here the groups of the 48th Trofeo Beppe Viola:
ATALANTA Bergamasca Calcio
U.S.D. ARCO 1895
RAPPR. LEGA NAZIONALE DILETTANTI U17
A.C. CHIEVO VERONA
RAPPR. TRENTINO U17
The complete tournament calendar: http://beppeviola-arco.it/en/calendar-and-groups