Miranchuk and Höwedes will present participants of UTLC Cup 2018

On August 14 Russian football stars Alexei Miranchuk and Benedikt Höwedes will present participants in the tournament UTLC Cup 2018, which will be held in Moscow from 15 to 19 August.


The FIFA World Cup 2018 held in Russia became the main event of the year and attracted the interest of the world football community to Russia. Following the adult national teams, youth teams from different countries of Europe and Asia will gather in Moscow. In the period from 15 to 19 August, at RZD Arena they will play the international cup UTLC Cup – Young Eurasian Stars 2018.

The only tournament in Russia for 14-year-old football players was first held in 2017. The organizers of the International Youth Tournament UTLC Cup 2018 are JSC United Transport and Logistics Company – Eurasian Railway Alliance (JSC UTLC ERA), JSC Russian Railways and FC Lokomotiv. The Cup will be played under the auspices of the Russian Football Union.

“Competition in one tournament of football countries different in style and traditions is an opportunity to see future stars today, who will delight us with their playing at the best stadiums in the world very soon,” said Alexey Grom, president of JSC UTLC ERA, about the goals of the project.

The participants are young players from the top football clubs of Russia, Europe and Asia: Russian Lokomotiv, Italian Roma, Czech Sparta, German Hamburger, Chinese Zhejiang Greentown, Belarusian BATE, Kazakh Astana and Japanese Yokohama Marinos. “Yokohama” will be the first club of its country, performed at competitions in Russia. Last year, Chinese football players first arrived in Russia.

At the press conference UTLC Cup 2018 will speak President of JSC United Transport and Logistics Company - Eurasian Railway Alliance Alexei Grom, General Director of football club “Lokomotiv” Ilya Gerkus, member of the Executive Committee of the RFS and ex-captain of the Russian team Alexei Smertin, forward of football club “Lokomotiv” and the Russian national team Alexei Miranchuk, defender of football club “Lokomotiv”, the 2014 FIFA World Cup champion as part of the national team of Germany Benedikt Höwedes, participants of the tournament – football players of "Lokomotiv", Chinese club “Zhejiang Greentown” and Japanese club “Yokohama Marinos”. Also at the event the official ball and the tournament cup will be presented and lots will be drawn.

More information about the tournament – on the site

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