Ajax is hosting the ABN AMRO Future Cup for the sixth time this weekend. This international tournament for Under 17s has a fantastic group of participants. This week we will introduce all of the teams. In this last edition: Liverpool and Celtic.
Liverpool made a strong impression last year. It wasn’t until the finals that they were stopped in their tracks by Ajax. The Amsterdam talents took revenge for their loss during the group phase. Things can go fast after taking part in the ABN AMRO Future Cup, as Harry Wilson and Sheyi Ojo, last year’s top scorers, have proven. Wilson has made his debut on the Welsh national team, and Ojo is gaining experience with Wigan Athletic, a team from England’s second tier. They are both undoubtedly dreaming of a career like Raheem Sterling’s, who started in the academy and stormed onto to the first team and has since drawn admiration from many a football fan thanks to his beautiful plays.
Technically, they may be at a slightly lower level, but they certainly compensate for that with an exemplary approach. Scottish football players seldom come up short in terms of their enthusiasm and approach. Should the Celtic players take any given game too lightly, coach Miodrag Krivokapic is there to set things right. The Montenegro native may have served modest clubs such as Dundee United and Motherwell during his career, but learned to take charge in battle. Krivokapic comes to Amsterdam for the second time with his team. The team’s first visit to de Toekomst earned them a fifth place finish.
Tickets for the ABN AMRO Future Cup are available online via the link below, and on game days, at the box offices of Sportpark de Toekomst, from April 4 to 6. Day passes are 2,50 euro, and a pass for the entire tournament costs 5 euro.