The start of MIC’17, the best youth football tournament

A match between Manchester United and the Belgian team KAS Eupen opened yesterday the 17th edition of the MIC – Mediterranean International Cup, the best youth football tournament of the world. Manchester United won the match 2-0. From yesterday until Sunday, 24 towns of the Costa Brava will host almost 700 games between teams from all around the world.  For this edition, released yesterday in Girona with the presence of the catalan President Carles Puigdemont, more than 280 teams of 41 different countries from the five continents are represented in the tournament. That means a new record for a trophy that grows in relevance every year and that has an economic impact of more than 3,5 millions of euros for the region. This year, three countries participate in the MIC for the first time in history: Angola, Latvia and Trinidad and Tobago. n

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A match between Manchester United and the Belgian team KAS Eupen opened yesterday the 17th edition of the MIC – Mediterranean International Cup, the best youth football tournament of the world. Manchester United won the match 2-0. From yesterday until Sunday, 24 towns of the Costa Brava will host almost 700 games between teams from all around the world.  For this edition, released yesterday in Girona with the presence of the catalan President Carles Puigdemont, more than 280 teams of 41 different countries from the five continents are represented in the tournament. That means a new record for a trophy that grows in relevance every year and that has an economic impact of more than 3,5 millions of euros for the region. This year, three countries participate in the MIC for the first time in history: Angola, Latvia and Trinidad and Tobago.n

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The Mediterranean International Cup gives the opportunity to young football players from all around the world to play with the best international teams, such as FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Paris Saint Germain or Bayern Munich.  n

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The great magnitude of MIC is proved by the quality of the players that had participated in the previous editions of the trophy. For example, Leo Messi, Neymar Jr, Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Cesc Fàbregas, Marc Bartra and Marcelo are some of the actual football stars that played in the Mediterranean International Cup when they were younger.n

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The MIC’17 will be historic not only for the record of participants, but also because it will be the first edition of the MICBasketball. Between Thursday and Sunday, about 600 players from seven different countries will compete in this new competition. FC Barcelona, Divina Seguros Joventut, Herbalife Gran Canaria and Fenerbahçe SK are some of the most important clubs that will be represented in this basketball tournament, which has been created with the aim of becoming a worldwide reference in formative basket.n

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Finally, the present edition of the Mediterranean International Cup is also special because MIC Integra turns five years at the competition. This year, this social initiative, focused in encouraging disabled people to take part in tournaments like MIC, has the priceless support of Vicente del Bosque.



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