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NextGen Series Second Round Draw

The draw has been made for the second round of the NextGen Series where 16 teams remain to fight it out for the elusive trophy. Continue reading


Barcelona Unearth New ‘Japanese Messi’

Scoring six goals in one youth team match – Takefusa Kubo is destined for big things at the Catalan giants. Continue reading

NextGen Series Quarter Final Details Revealed

The dates and venues for the Quarter Final stage of the NextGen Series have been revealed earlier today. FC Barcelona’s tie against Ajax Amsterdam will take place at the Mini Estadi as expected, on 8th February 2012. Villa Park will play host to Aston Villa’s quarter final against Marseille on 25th January 2012. Sporting Lisbon will … Continue reading

British Sides Eliminated By Europe’s Elite

Manchester City and Celtic have both crashed out the NextGen Series thanks to defeats against Marseille and Barcelona respectively. Manchester City narrowly lost 2-1 to the French side whilst Celtic were completely humiliated by Barcelona, losing 5-1. Celtic conceded two quick goals in the opening five minutes in their game at the Mini Estadi. Firstly, … Continue reading

One to Watch: John Jairo Ruiz

John Jairo Ruiz follows Arsenal’s new signing Joel Campbell as the next starlet in a line of Costa Rican youngsters. The 17-year-old striker is being watched by clubs all across Europe and finished Costa Rica’s top goalscorer at the recent Under 20 World Cup in Colombia. Every season seems to be bringing new talent from the … Continue reading

Tottenham Score Seven Versus Inter in NextGen Series

Tottenham Hotspur beat Inter Milan 7-1 in their second match of this year’s NextGen Series. After an inspiring come-back against FC Basel last week, Spurs really didn’t expect this sort of result against a much-fancied Inter Milan side. Surprisingly, Inter Milan started the brightest side and put immediate pressure on the Spurs defence in the … Continue reading

The NextGen Series 2011/2012 Preview

In three days time The NextGen Series kicks off with 16 of the best academies throughout Europe going head to head in a bid for a place in January’s coveted final. What is the NextGen Series? The NextGen Series is an international football tournament putting sixteen of the best academies from across Europe into one … Continue reading

“Youth Champions League” Rumours Revealed

Details of a new Champions League style youth tournament have been revealed. The tournament, dubbed “The Next Generation League,” has been very secretive about final details. Organisers Cycad Sports Management plan for the full tournament details to be released in a fortnight’s time but some clubs are already being leaked. Celtic, Barcelona, Marseille and Manchester … Continue reading

Welcome to the Barca Academy

Barcelona won last night’s Champions League final with seven home-grown players from their academy, a phenomenal achievement by anyone’s standards – even theirs. Victor Valdes, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Pedro Rodriguez all graduated through La Cantera, Barcelona’s prestigious youth academy. As is evident with their play, Barcelona train their players … Continue reading

Premier League Want New Youth System

The Football League have slammed plans by the Premier League to completely redevelop the current academy system in England and Wales. The Premier League Head of Youth, Jon Roddy, has revealed new plans, called the Elite Player Performance Plan, along with the Football Association. This would completely overturn the original academy system that was introduced … Continue reading

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