<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedVisit FIFA.com for footballing news from across the world plus interviews and the chance to comment on the beautiful game. Fri, 30 May 2014 00:33:00 GMTThu, 18 Jul 2019 13:26:58 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2018]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1563455849537<![CDATA[Boca and Wolfsburg whiz kids rejoice]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2019/m=5/news=boca-juniors-and-wolfsburg-triumph-3031537.htmlFri, 31 May 2019 22:52:00 GMT1563455849135<![CDATA[Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup kicks off in style]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2019/m=5/news=tournament-kicks-off-in-style-3031135.htmlThu, 30 May 2019 20:58:00 GMT1563455848258<![CDATA[Youngsters set to shine at Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup ]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2019/m=5/news=81st-blue-starsfifa-youth-cup-just-around-the-corner.htmlTue, 28 May 2019 12:19:00 GMT1563455840294<![CDATA[Maritz: Let’s hope the cup comes to Wolfsburg]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2019/m=4/news=maritz-let-s-hope-the-cup-comes-to-wolfsburg.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 15:18:00 GMT1563455839702<![CDATA[Boca Juniors looking to shine at Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2019/m=4/news=boca-juniors-looking-to-shine-at-blue-stars-fifa-youth-cup.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 07:37:00 GMT1563455839400<![CDATA[What’s new in 2019]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2019/m=3/news=what-s-new-in-2019-x9588.htmlWed, 20 Mar 2019 08:47:00 GMT1563455838805<![CDATA[The teams at a glance]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2019/m=3/news=the-teams-at-a-glance.htmlWed, 20 Mar 2019 08:31:00 GMT1563455767206<![CDATA[BSC Young Boys win inaugural women's title ]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2018/m=5/news=bsc-young-boys-sichert-sich-ersten-titel.html<p>The first-ever women’s tournament at the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup certainly had a worthy winner! BSC Young Boys emerged victorious after a tense final, defeating Spanish club Valencia CF 1-0. </p> Thu, 10 May 2018 19:51:00 GMT1563455767186<![CDATA[Dinamo Zagreb crowned Blue Stars champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2018/m=5/news=may-10-dinamo-zagreb-take-much-deserved-victory-2949186.html<p>Dinamo Zagreb won the 80th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup after a 2-0 victory in the final over Young Boys Bern. FIFA.com reviews the men's tournament.</p> Thu, 10 May 2018 19:35:00 GMT1563455767202<![CDATA[Burkhart: Winning inaugural tournament a unique experience]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2018/m=5/news=burkhart-winning-inaugural-tournament-a-unique-experience.html<p>FIFA.com spoke with Alana Burkhart who helped BSC Young Boys Bern win the inaugural women's edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup.</p> Thu, 10 May 2018 19:58:00 GMT1563455767191<![CDATA[Zivkovic: The level of play was incredibly high]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2018/m=5/news=zivkovic-level-play-incredibly-high.html<p>FIFA.com spoke with adidas Golden Glove winner Marko Zivkovic of Dinamo Zagreb, who took home the title for the first time.</p> Thu, 10 May 2018 18:03:00 GMT1563455767068<![CDATA[RE-LIVE: Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2018/m=5/news=blue-stars-fifa-youth-cup-finals-live-on-fifa-com.html<p>Teams from all over the globe have been competing for the 80th edition of the Blue Stars / FIFA Youth Cup. Ten men's sides and eight women's outfits faced off in respective competitions.</p> Thu, 10 May 2018 12:14:00 GMT1563455766971<![CDATA[Legends match to mark Blue Stars finale]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2018/m=5/news=highlight-of-the-anniversary-edition--legends-match-after-the-final-2948971.html<p>The anniversary edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup has a special treat in store for the fans.</p> Thu, 10 May 2018 09:56:00 GMT1563455766925<![CDATA[Dinamo, Young Boys and Internacional shine on Wednesday]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2018/m=5/news=dinamo-young-boys-and-internacional-shine-on-wednesday.html<p>On the opening day of the 80th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in Zurich, the headlines went to the youngsters from Dinamo Zagreb, BSC Young Boys and SC Internacional, who each recorded two wins in their group matches.</p> Wed, 09 May 2018 22:04:00 GMT1563455766913<![CDATA[First-ever women's tournament off to a good start]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2018/m=5/news=blue-stars-review--women-451-w-2948913.html<p>One of the main highlights of the 80th Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup is the inaugural hosting of a women’s tournament. </p> Wed, 09 May 2018 22:01:00 GMT1563455766427<![CDATA[Young starlets descend on Zurich]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2018/m=5/news=may-8--blue-stars-preview-609-w-2948427.html<p>The Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup returns and for the first time it will feature both a men's and a women's tournament.</p> Tue, 08 May 2018 14:48:00 GMT1563455765798<![CDATA[Gomes: Blue Stars is very important for young players]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2018/m=5/news=monday-7th-may--nuno-gomes-itw-535w-2947798.html<p>On the eve of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2018, <strong>FIFA.com</strong> spoke to former Portugal international Nuno Gomes about what the competition means to its young players.</p> Mon, 07 May 2018 05:01:00 GMT1563455752002<![CDATA[Anniversary edition and a first for women's football]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2018/m=3/news=anniversary-edition-and-a-first-for-women-s-football.html<p>For the first time ever, women will also get to take part in the Blues Stars/FIFA Youth Cup at this, the 80th edition of the tournament.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:04:00 GMT1563455753262<![CDATA[Great tournament, top-quality teams, fantastic organisation]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2018/m=3/news=great-tournament-top-quality-teams-fantastic-organisation.html<p>When football’s brightest young talents meet for the 80th Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in a few weeks time, they will be following in the footsteps of giants.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:14:00 GMT1563455753239<![CDATA[Over 75 years of stars, large and small]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2018/m=3/news=over-75-years-of-stars-large-and-small.html<p>The 81st edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup takes place on 30 and 31 May 2019 in Zurich. Join FIFA.com as we cast an eye over the clubs, both well-known and slightly less familiar, that have marked the tournament’s long history.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:17:00 GMT1563455753240<![CDATA[Teams taking part at the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2018/m=3/news=teams-taking-part-at-the-blue-stars-fifa-youth-cup-2018.htmlA further look at the men's and women's teams that will take part in the 80th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in Zurich on 9 and 10 May 2018.Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:25:00 GMT1563455706864<![CDATA[Dzabana: We never thought we'd win the tournament]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=dzabana-we-never-thought-we-d-win-the-tournament-2888864.htmlIt was already clear from the group stages of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017 that Olympique Lyonnais&rsquo; Alan Dzabana was a special talent.Fri, 26 May 2017 09:29:00 GMT1563455706476<![CDATA[Lyon take home first title on debut]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=lyon-take-home-first-title-on-debut-2888476.html<p>Olympique Lyonnais of France won the 79th Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup tournament in their first-ever appearance, defeating Belgian representatives Anderlecht 1-0 in the final.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:24:00 GMT1563455706411<![CDATA[Debutants Lyon win Blue Stars title ]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=debutants-lyon-win-blue-stars-title-2888411.htmlOlympique Lyonnais won the 79th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup after a 1-0 victory over Anderlecht in the final on Thursday.Thu, 25 May 2017 16:20:00 GMT1563455705828<![CDATA[Newcomers Lyon and FC Zurich impress]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=newcomers-lyon-and-fc-zurich-impress-2887828.html<p><strong>FIFA.com </strong>rounds up the action from Day 1 at the&nbsp;Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017 in Zurich.</p>Tue, 23 May 2017 19:01:00 GMT1563455704393<![CDATA[Smiljanic: We want to defend our title at all costs]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=smiljanic-wir-wollen-unseren-titel-unbedingt-verteidigen-2886111-2886393.html<p>Grasshoppers coach Boris Smiljanic spoke to <em>youthcup.ch</em> about the 79th&nbsp;edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017 at the Buchlern sports complex.</p>Mon, 22 May 2017 14:33:20 GMT1563455704372<![CDATA[Stars of the future ready for kick-off]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=stars-of-the-future-ready-for-kick-off-2886372.html<p>The 79th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup takes place this week, with the Buchlern sports complex in Zurich hosting ten youth teams from across the globe on Wednesday and Thursday.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Mon, 22 May 2017 09:22:01 GMT1563455702426<![CDATA[Testing new rules for the future development of football]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=testing-new-rules-for-the-future-development-of-football-2884426.html<p>The Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017 being played on 24 and 25 May in Zurich will feature some experimental trials regarding the Laws of the Game, including a different order of kickers in penalty shoot-outs and substituted players being required to leave the pitch at the nearest point on the touchline or goal line.</p> Fri, 19 May 2017 09:51:00 GMT1563455696499<![CDATA[Three things you need to know about the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=three-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-blue-stars-fifa-youth-cup-2878499.html<p>As we look ahead to the annual Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup, we present you with three key things to know ahead of the historic tournament's kick off.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:14:00 GMT1563455695838<![CDATA[Contenders announced for Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=contenders-announced-for-blue-stars-fifa-youth-cup-2017-2877838.htmlThe ten-team line-up for the 79th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup has been announced, with reigning holders Grasshopper Club in line to defend their title in Zurich.Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:38:00 GMT1563455696452<![CDATA[Over 75 years of stars, large and small]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=75-years-of-stars-large-and-small-2878452.html<strong>FIFA.com</strong> looks at the clubs, both large and small, that have graced the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in the tournament's&nbsp;long history.Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:10:23 GMT1563455696653<![CDATA[Great tournament, top-quality teams, fantastic organisation]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=great-tournament-top-quality-teams-fantastic-organisation-2878653.html<p>We hear from some former stars of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup who share their memories of the tournament and why it holds a special place in their hearts.</p>Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:14:21 GMT1563455608028<![CDATA[Kareem Gubari's skills lift Grasshoppers to the title]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=gubari-s-skills-lift-grasshoppers-to-the-title-2790028.html<p>Swiss side Grasshopper won the 78th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in Zurich with a 2-0 victory against West Ham United in the final. <strong>FIFA.com&nbsp;</strong>reviews all the action.</p>Thu, 05 May 2016 19:34:00 GMT1563455607319<![CDATA[Pezzaiuoli: The next step is hosting World Cup in China PR]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=pezzaiuoli-the-next-step-is-hosting-world-cup-in-china-pr-2789319.html<p><strong>FIFA.com</strong> spoke to&nbsp;Marco Pezzaiuoli, who oversees Guangzhou Evergrande's youth set-up ahead of the club's appearance at the&nbsp;Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup, and chats to us about football development in China PR, their push to host a FIFA World Cup in the future and much more.</p>Mon, 02 May 2016 10:40:27 GMT1563455601439<![CDATA[Lichtsteiner: You have to devote yourself]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=lichtsteiner-you-have-to-devote-yourself-2783439.html<p>Stephan Lichtsteiner recently won a fifth successive Italian league title with Juventus. Having participated at the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup early in his career, he was more than happy to discuss the tournament with&nbsp;<strong>FIFA.com</strong>.</p>Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:14:16 GMT1563455600936<![CDATA[Babbel: The Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup is a fantastic tournament]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=babbel-the-blue-stars-fifa-youth-cup-is-a-fantastic-tournament-2782936.html<p>FC Luzern coach Markus Babbel has high hopes for his club's youth team, who are eager to defend their crown at this year's Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup - a tournament he himself participated in.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:02:24 GMT1563455587199<![CDATA[Debuts for FC St. Pauli and Guangzhou]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=debuts-for-fc-st-pauli-and-guangzhou-2769199.htmlThe 78th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in Zurich on 4-5 May will once again boast an outstanding line-up full of budding superstars.Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:04:00 GMT1563455423032<![CDATA[Luzern take cup back to Switzerland]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=luzern-take-cup-back-to-switzerland-2605032.html<p><strong></strong></p> <p>FC Luzern were indebted to goalkeeper Raphael Zbinden as they downed Swiss rivals FC Zurich 1-0 to win the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup for the first time.</p>Thu, 14 May 2015 17:58:14 GMT1563455422535<![CDATA[Relive: Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup final]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=blue-stars-fifa-youth-cup-final-live-on-fifa-com-2604535.html<p>You can watch the final of the 77th edition of the Blue Stars / FIFA Youth Cup, between FC Zurich and FC Luzern on <strong>FIFA.com</strong>.</p>Wed, 13 May 2015 11:10:37 GMT1563455420971<![CDATA[FIFA extends its support for FC Blue Stars until 2019]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=fifa-extends-its-support-for-youth-cup-2602971.htmlFIFA has extended its cooperation agreement with the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup &ndash; the most significant international youth tournament &ndash; until 2019.Thu, 07 May 2015 15:18:54 GMT1563455413199<![CDATA[Mehmedi: From Blue Stars to the World Cup history books]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=mehmedi-from-blue-stars-to-the-world-cup-history-books-2595199.htmlSwitzerland forward Admir Mehmedi recalls his journey from a hat trick in the final of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup all the way to appearing at the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014.Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:57:10 GMT1563455373538<![CDATA[77 years of stars, large and small]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=77-years-of-stars-large-and-small-2555538.html<strong>FIFA.com</strong>&nbsp;looks at the clubs, both large and small, that have graced the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in the tournament's 76-year history.Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:38:00 GMT1563455373544<![CDATA[Tournament rules and regulations]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=tournament-rules-and-regulations-2555544.htmlThe 77th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup takes place on 13 and 14 May at Buchlern sports facility in Zurich.&nbsp;<strong>FIFA.com</strong>&nbsp;explains the rules governing the tournament.Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:47:00 GMT1563455373550<![CDATA[Previous tournaments]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=previous-tournaments-2555550.htmlEver since 1939, Zurich club FC Blue Stars have staged the prestigious Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup, which has&nbsp;consistently gained in popularity and regard through the decades.Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:53:00 GMT1563455373555<![CDATA[Vogel looking to return to winning ways]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=vogel-looking-to-return-to-winning-ways-2555555.html<strong>FIFA.com</strong> spoke with Heiko Vogel who, having celebrated his greatest successes as Basel coach, last year returned to Switzerland with Bayern Munich&rsquo;s U-19 side for the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2014.&nbsp;Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:59:00 GMT1563455373560<![CDATA[Benaglio: It was the season's highlight]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=benaglio-it-was-the-season-s-highlight-2555560.htmlSwitzerland's former No1 goalkeeper Diego Benaglio speaks to<strong>&nbsp;FIFA.com</strong>&nbsp;about his memories of playing in the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup and discussed how the competition served as a springboard to reach greater heights in his career.Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:10:00 GMT1563455373532<![CDATA[A history of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=a-history-of-the-blue-stars-fifa-youth-cup-2555532.htmlThis year&rsquo;s Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup on 13 and 14 May in Zurich will be the 77th edition of the high-profile youth tournament, which&nbsp;features some of the best junior talent from around the world.Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:29:00 GMT1563455347329<![CDATA[The Brazilians are back! ]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=the-brazilians-are-back-2529329.htmlThe 77th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup boasts an outstanding line-up full of budding superstars with teams from Europe and South America, including current holders CA Paranaense.Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:20:00 GMT1563455164194<![CDATA[Brazilians bring carnival atmosphere to Zurich]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=brasilianische-fussball-party-in-zurich-2346070-2346194.htmlWith thrilling matches, goals galore and an incredible atmosphere, the 76th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup was another resounding success. Top honours this year went to Atletico Paranaense of Brazil.Fri, 30 May 2014 00:24:00 GMT