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20.10.2020 Quarter-finals Preview
This week we'll have the quarter-finals from the EHF Youth Championship played, starting on Wednesday. At 16:00 CanterAzzurra (ITA) face the current champions cashfloW (TTO). After they managed to knock out N95 on the Round of 16, now the Italians will have the home advantage against the champions. On the other hand cashfloW are the third best team in terms of hatstats this season and are considered as one of the teams that will reach the final and win back to back titles, a thing that only ErtStar (RUS) has done in the tournament's history.
On Saturday at 20:45 pe su a (SVK) welcome on policko stadium the team from Bosnia and Herzegovina - Gosti iz Mostara. After the quick comeback in the Round of 16 against Veto Academy, now pe su a will have an easier task at least on paper against the Herzegovinians. This is going to be only the second away match for Gosti iz Mostara and it's coming at a very important stage of the competition. However they will have to get used to it as if they manage to qualify for the semi-finals, they will have to play away from home again.
On Sunday the last two matches will be played at 18:00. In the first match kautokeino Rascals (FIN) will be travelling to Split, Croatia to face Puding u17 led by the tournament's top scorer Lazar Doganćević (16 y.o.). Doganćević has a total of 7 goals to his name and will look to add more to his tally against two time champions kautokeino Rascals. Rascals are the top team from the ones that are still in the competition in terms of hatstats. It's going to be an interesting match and whoever qualifies for the semi-final will play the match away from home.
In the last quarter-final we have another champion Knick (ITA) who will host TSV Röttenbach Juniors (GER). The Germans managed to knock out the big favorites Iron Rovers U19 (IRE) in the Round of 16 and now they have the chance to do the same against another big name in the competition. Knick sit on top of the EHF Rankings, which means they've been really consistent in the past five seasons, so they will surely be looking to extend their run in the competition by qualifying to the semi-finals, after last season they were beaten on the quarters.
6.10.2020 Round of 16 Review
Last week we had the matches from the Round of 16 played. It looked like playing away from home is not a big disadvantage for some of the teams, as they gave their best efforts and knocked out some of the tournament's favorites. Overall we had 4 home wins and 4 away wins.
The defending champion cashfloW hammered 3-0 the Greeks from Redelikonakia. In a match with really high ratings and an equal ball posession cashfloW were more clinical than their opponents and scored three of their four chances. Redelikonakia missed all of their six big chances in the game.
At half time the Danes from Veto Academy were almost sure that they'll progress to the quarter-finals, as they had a two-goal lead against pe su a. In the second half the team from Slovakia managed to turn the game around in just 6 minutes thanks to a goal from Helmuth Pöltl and a brace from Leopold Čacho. At the end it was pe su a who progressed to the quarters.
Another team from Slovakia in the highlights is N95 Young Guns, who faced CanterAzzurra (ITA). Although the champions from Season 13 had the higher ratings it was the Italian team that got the game under control almost all of the 90 minutes. At the end N95 were only one goal short to put the game into extra time.
On Saturday we probably saw the biggest surprise of the season. The best team from the group stage Iron Rovers U19 (IRL) faced TSV Röttenbach Juniors (GER). The Irish side managed to reach even higher ratings from the group stage with 249 hatstats, but they were outplayed by the Germans. Thanks to the outstanding performance from Sven-Carsten Deguttis, who scored a brace, the team from Bavaria will play in the quarters.
30.9.2020 Time Schedules, Round of 16 teams
cashfloW - Redelikonakia
kautokeino Rascals - The Badgers
Veto Academy - pe su a
Key Town Youth - Knick
N95 Young Guns - CanterAzzurra
Gosti iz Mostara - Badgers Juniors
Iron Rovers U19 - TSV Röttenbach Juniors
Puding u17 - intoccabili jr
21.9.2020 Prizes update
After the top two teams from last season cashfloW and Puding u17 decided to give away their prizes for this season's Top 4 teams, the awards look like this:
Bronze medalists: 3 months supporter
Silver medalist: 4 months supporter
Gold medalist: 6 months supporter
Both teams that lose their semi-finals will have the bronze medals
We'll be back next week with the Round of 16 matches.
15.9.2020 Group stage awards announced
So with the final matches from the group stage being played now it's time to announce the best two teams from the groups. The teams that managed to achieve the highest hatstats ratings and have at least two games played will receive 1 month supporter thanks to our sponsor el_magico_suro.
And the two winners:
1. Iron Rovers U19 (2483615) - Round 3 (116282313) - 247 Hatstats
2. kautokeino Rascals (158243) - Round 1 (115747803) - 239 Hatstats
FC Mella were really close but missed out only with one point, having 238 Hatstats in the second round against Season 11 winners Knick.
Also the draw for the Round of 16:
Gosti iz Mostara - Badgers Juniors
kautokeino Rascals - The Badgers
cashfloW - Redelikonakia
Iron Rovers U19 - TSV Röttenbach Juniors
N95 Young Guns - CanterAzzurra
Puding u17 - intoccabili jr
Key Town Youth - Knick
Veto Academy - pe su a
Congratulations to the teams that made it through. The others we hope to see you next season, which will start on 21 December.
12.4.2020 Preview - Gosti iz Mostara vs Farmers on the storm U19
The closest of all matches from the Group stage third round according to the stats is the match between Gosti iz Mostara and Farmers on the storm U19. The winners of the match will continue their cup run in the Round of 16, where they'll face the top team from Group A.
Both teams have a win and a loss so far in the competition. Farmers on the storm U19 came close to a point against the group leaders The Badgers, but the Poles managed to grab the three points with a 2-1 victory. Gosti iz Mostara lost the match against the Polish team with a walkover in the first round as they were ineligible for a friendly in the opening week.
Farmers on the storm U19 have the better goal difference of the two and if the match finishes as a tie they will be the ones going through. Rikevele have the home advantage and for sure will make it difficult for their Croatian rivals next week.
2.3.2020 N95 Young Guns came twice from behind to grab their first EHF Youth Championship
While everyone were celebrating Valentine's Day, we celebrated the Final of the 13th edition of the EHF Youth Championship. intoccabili jr welcomed N95 Young Guns on their Cupola jr.
The hosts from Italy had the better start of the match and after 25 minutes they were in the lead already. Their lead however didn't last long as N95 YG's star striker Boris Gajdár scored the leveller 4 minutes later. Immediately after that Leonardo Ventimiglia put the hosts ahead for the second time in the game.
In the second half it looked like N95 YG have a big mountain to climb as the possession stats weren't in their favour. 5 minutes in after the match was restarted Andrej Boťcha equalized again and 3 minutes later the unpredictable Boris Gajdár scored his second to put his team in front for the first time in the match. The home team manager vegexi made some changes to the team in order to get back on level terms but it wasn't enough and that meant that el_magico_suro won his first EHF Youth Championship title!
Winner: N95 Young Guns
Runner up: intoccabili jr
EHF Golden Player: Boris Gajdár - N95 Young Guns
EHF Golden Boot: Boris Gajdár - 6 goals - N95 Young Guns
EHF Golden Glove: Ján Pleva - 3 clean sheets - N95 Young Guns
All that means that our "sponsor" el_magico_suro himself wins the 4 months supporter and 1 month goes for vegexi.. So guys, would you bee keeping the prizes or you'll donate them? :)
Thank you everyone for participating and for making this great tournament possible!
Tomorrow evening I will open the thread for the new season and until then I want to ask you guys to share your opinion about the start date, should we start next week or have a little break and start on 23 March?
26.5.2019 Round 1 review (Part 3/3)
There we are, the final part of the Round 1 highlights.
To start off the review we'll look at another turnaround, this time from Group F where again two Italian teams were involved. Polipetti Rucola e Patate scored the first goal in the game after 33 minutes. With 20 minutes to go the home team looked like they were going to keep their one goal lead with the away side failing to create many chances to get back in the game. However in the 72nd minute Aldo Trevelin equalized for JUNIOR MAMBO SC and with 5 minutes until the final whistle Francesco Maria Dalla Palma scored a brilliant counter-attack to get the three points for JUNIOR MAMBO SC, which unfortunately wasn't enough for them to climb top spot in the group.
In the other match from that group Black Hole Rising Stars won with 1-6 against FC Golden Virginia YA in a match which looked like it was quite balanced. BHRS manager el_magico_suro stated after the match that this was the perfect beginning for his team having in mind that it was an away match.
Finally we'll look at Group G where Notting Hill Glory u19 won with 6-2 against Hlevnica U19 and the Norwegian team would need to thank their star man Jan Kjølberg who managed 4 goals in the match and now takes the top spot in the goalscorers sheet in the competition.
Now to wrap up the review we'll take a quick look at the stats. Starting off with the Top 3 goalscorers. As already said Jan Kjølberg from Notting Hill Glory u19 takes the first place with 4 goals and he is followed by Bane Kadija from Key Town Youth and Vecit Yorgan from Ajax Panterdam B who bagged a hattrick in their matches.
About the team performances, Knick (Ita) were the best team in terms of hatstats in the first round reaching 244 hatstats. They're followed by Bozzolicchio Young (Ita) with 239 hatstats and kautokeino Rascals (Fin) with 231 hatstats.
23.5.2019 Round 1 review (Part 2/3)
It's now time for the second part of the Round 1 review.
Today we'll focus on the current champions Knick from Italy. They played against Puding u17 from Croatia in a match from Group C. If you look at the ratings after the game you will maybe think that it was an easy game for Knick but this is another proof that stats may not show the right picture. Knick managed only two chances throughout the whole game but in fact they were clinical enough to convert those chances into goals. On the other end Puding U17 created 6 chances but their attack was too weak for Knick's defence and they couldn't score any of the chances created. So Knick now sit on the second place in Group C after Marchigianapes hammered Carognette de la costa de Turrita with 0-5 and now take the first place in the group.
In Group D Little League Gunners rescued a point at home against Associação Atlética Rosa Maria after Joel Ansley scored in the 85th minute to make the final result 4-4. Many turnarounds in this game as well, but at the end it became the only draw in the first round of the group stage as both teams shared one point apiece.
The other match of the group bozzolicchio young smashed intoccabili jr with 6-0 in a match between two Italian teams. bozzolicchio young showed a solid performance reaching 239 hatstats which was onnly bettered by the current champions Knick - another Italian team. Currently both teams look favourites for the price which will go to the two top teams in terms of hatstats during the group stage.
This concludes today's review, in the upcoming days we'll be back with the final part where we'll look at the rest of the highlights.
20.5.2019 Round 1 review (Part 1/3)
After all matches from Round 1 have finished it's now time to look back what happened last week. Here are some of the highlights.
In Group A the leaders of the pack Veto Academy had to turn their game around twice, to get to the three points and the first place in the group. Although the final score of tha match against Strretside Boys is 2-6, the match didn't start very well for the Danes. After 14 minutes they were 1 goal behind, and although they managed to pull it back almost immediately they conceded another one in the 18th minute. However in the 26th they've equalized for the second time and since the 36th onwards there was only one team on the pitch.
In Group B Mod-Michael's TSV Röttenbach Juniors lost with one goal after the manager stated he forgot to save the match orders for the game and an outdated default lineup came on the pitch. Coldmountain boys did enough to grab the three points with Albino Cupiccia scoring the only goal in the game. We're yet to see what Mod-Michael's youngsters are capable of.
In the other match from the Group the team which played the most finals in the competition - Key Town Youth has faced the Irish Iron Rovers U19. It looked like the Bosnians had the game wrapped up after a hattrick from star man Bane Kadija who continued his goalscoring form from last season. However between the 62nd and the 69th minute Iron Rovers U19 managed to score 4 goals and turn the game around. Probably the most impressive comeback in the tournament's history and that means that they're top of the group having scored more goals than the second Coldmountain boys, as both teams are with equal goal difference.
In the upcoming days we'll take a look at the rest of the Round 1 highlights.
11.5.2019 Group stage draw
The group stage draw of the EHF Youth Championship will be held this Saturday (11 May) at 12:00 CEST.
Signup will be closed one hour before the draw.
You can watch the draw live on the EHF's facebook page (www.facebook.com/EuropeanHattrickFederation)
27.4.2019 The title goes to Italy for the third time
On Wednesday on Knk arena in Umbria, Italy the final of the 11th edition of the EHF Youth Championship was played between the teams of Knick and Key Town Youth. It was a record fourth final for the Bosnian team. Before the final Bender_ admited his Italian opponent is too strong and it'll be the hardest final for his team.
However Key Town Youth started the game very well with a goal from a free kick in the 12th minute. In the next 10 minutes they missed three more chances before the Italians managed to equalize after a set piece. Until the end of the first 45 minutes Key Town had another chance which they missed, but with 57% posession on half time the Bosnian fans were optimistic.
In the second half Key Town had a good start again, but Niko Rujak's attempt was saved by the keeper. In the 58th minute Giovanni Battista Di meo scored for the hosts to give them the lead for the first time in the match. The away team had another chance to score but they missed it again and in the 65th minute they were two goals behind after Lucarelli scored a penalty. Top scorer Bane Kadija pulled one back but a minute later it was Di meo again who scored his second and made the final result 4-2.
Knick became the third Italian team to win the title after FC Mariottini and Kaxxellini. Key Town Youth have the most finals played in the competition with four finals so far, but unfortunately they haven't won one yet.
Key Town Youth
EHF Golden Player:
EHF Golden Boot:
- 7 goals - FC Mella
EHF Golden Glove:
- 3 clean sheets - Key Town Youth
The winner australianman
wins 4 months gold supporter and the runner up Bender_
will get 1 month gold supporter thanks to EHF CFO el_magico_suro.
EHF thanks to all participiants and invites them to the next season of the competition, which will be starting on 13 April. A thread for the new season will be created in the next few hours and will be posted here.
15.3.2019 Chicos de Catalunya C.F. to host the best team in the group stage
Definitely the highlight of the quarter-finals, the match between Chicos de Catalunya C.F. and the best team in the groupstage - Knick. The Italians may have the best ratings so far in the competition, but they had to turn their match around in the Round of 16, when they were 3 goals behind after 31 minutes. They managed to do it however they had to wait until the 81st minute when Sebastiano Cianciullo scored the 9th goal of the match which was the winning goal for Knick.
Gilberto Vaquero will be the one to watch. With his 5 goals to his name, he carries the biggest threat for Knick.
The winner of this match will face FC Mella on the semi-final. If Knick manage to go through, they'll have the home advantage, but if Chicos de Catalunya C.F. emerge victorious after the final whistle there will be a draw to determine which team will have the home advantage as both Chicos de Catalunya C.F. and FC Mella will have 3 home matches already.
Start: 15 March at 18:00 CET
14.3.2019 Key Town Youth on the road to another final
The Bosnian team Key Town Youth currently holds the record for the most finals played in the competition, but they're yet to win the trophy. Their fans are optimistic that this might be their season, but they'll need to get past Steinhausen Young Coyotes on the quarter-finals. The Swiss team is on a 22 match unbeaten run and with 8 wins in their last 8 games will come to Walter Wolf Arenica in good mood.
The tournament top scorer so far Bane Kadija (Key Town Youth) will be looking to help his team to progress and remind his opponents the taste of defeat.
Steinhausen Young Coyotes's last defeat came on 9 November last year. Four months later will they continue their run of form and move on to the semi-finals?
Start: 14 March at 19:00 CET
13.3.2019 Iron Rovers U19 to host marchigianapes
The other quarter-final between Iron Rovers U19 and marchigianapes will be played in Ireland on Thursday night. The hosts are not in their best run of form and in the last round they made it through after extra time knocking out Young Soccer Ninjas. the Italians travel to Galway on the back of 7 straight wins in all competitions.
Starman Todd Houstan is expected to start for the hosts. With 16 years and 71 days he already has netted 7 goals in his career, one of them being scored in the EHF Youth Championship.
It will be difficult for Rovers in the match, bearing in mind the superb form of marchigianapes, who will definitely be highly motivated to progress through to the semis.
Start: 14 March at 20:30 CET
12.3.2019 FC Mella travelling to Split to face Puding u17
FC Mella will play their quarter-final away from home facing Puding u17. The Estonian team go into the clash as favourites and currently they're on an 11 match winning streak in all competitions. On the other hand Puding u17 have 2 defeats in their last 2 matches in the league, but on their Norpina Arena they look more solid with 2 wins and a draw in the last 3.
Key man Anatoliy Chibiryaev will be looking to add to his 5 goal tally against the Croatians on Thursday night and will definitely be one to watch.
Last time Puding u17 made it to extra time against NK Siberian Huskies, now they'll have the home advantage on their side, but will face the second best team from the groupstage.
Start: 14 March at 20:10 CET
17.2.2019 Top 2 teams from the groupstage
With the Round of 16 approaching it's time to announce the best two teams from the groupstage which will receive a 1 month supporter award.
1. Knick (2625959) - 234 hatstats in game (108884598)
2. FC Mella (1547860) - 233 hatstats in game (109120439)
Awards are distributed by our sponsor and EHF Financial Director
From tomorrow all managers who are still in the tournament can send challenges to their opponents.
Deadline for arranging the matches is Thursday 23:00 CET
21.1.2019 Walkover announcement
In Group E the match between Bekasi junior and The Billy Braggs won't be played. The Billy Braggs get's the walkover win after Bekasi junior scheduled a friendly outside the competition for a third consecutive matchweek.
Bekasi junior 0 - 5 The Billy Braggs
The result however has no impact on the top 2 spots of the group and both teams involved won't continue their participation in this season's tournament.
15.1.2019 Round 2 has finished
The last match of the round:
Antares Starbeers Promesas 4 - 2 Hlevnica B U19
Not sure who scheduled the match to be played today, but now both teams are not eligible to play in round 3 and will suffer 5-0 defeats which means that was their last match in this season's competition.
Teams that qualified after round 2:
Iron Rovers U19
Chicos de Catalunya C.F.
Young Soccer Ninjas
Young Eagle Stars
Key Town Youth
Currently best 2 teams after two rounds (based on hatstats):
Knick - 234 (needs to play 1 more match to be eligible for the award)
FC Mella - 231
13.10.2018 Best teams in the group stage
With a bit of a delay I would like to announce the two best teams in the group stage in terms of hatstats:
1. N95 Young Guns - 237 hatstats in Round 3
2. Knick - 236 hatstats in Round 2
The two best teams from the group stage will be rewarded with a 1 month supporter. Since one of the teams is our EHF Chief Financial Officer who will be donating the prize we're including the 3rd best team:
3. FC Mella - 233 hatstats in Round 3
Prizes donated by
- Chief Financial Officer in EHF
30.6.2018 Season 10 special prize
For the 10th edition of the season, we'll be giving away 100 credits extra to the winner of the tournament. Prize is donated by EHF's Chief financial officer
I want to thank Peter for being such a great sponsor to this competition and wish good luck to all the participiants.
Tomorrow the group stage draw will be held.
We still have 10 free spots available.
Please note that the first round will be played next week!
13.6.2018 ErtStar wins the EHF Youth Championship
We had a very very dramatic final between Key Town Youth from Bosnia and Herzegovina and ErtStar from Russia. The Bosnian team played in the final match for the last 3 seasons. They've lost two times away from home in season 7 and 8, but this time expectations were high as they've gotten the home advantage. Both finalists had played 4 matches at home until the semi-finals and it was down to the random draw to decide which team will have the home advantage in the final.
The hosts started the game very well and got a 3 goal lead after 24 minutes. The Russian side managed to equalize just before the half-time break and they even completed the comeback in the 49th minute. It looked like the same story for Key Town Youth like in the last 2 finals they've played. They were dominating the midfield but were failing to score and ErtStar used their solid counter-attacking skill perfectly. Miloš Batinić has scored in the 56th minute to make it 4-4 and bring back the title hopes for Key Town Youth, however 3 minutes later Yuriy Krepak scored his 8th goal of the tournament which proved to be the last one in the game.
With that 4-5 win ErtStart becomes the first Russian team to win the EHF Youth Championship and Key Town Youth are the first team in the history of the competition to play in three finals in a row. Unfortunately for the Bosnian team they're still missing the title.
Runners-up: Key Town Youth
EHF Golden Player: Yuriy Krepak (ErtStar)
EHF Golden Shoe: Tarik Bosnić (Key Town Youth) - 10 Goals
The winner wins 4 months golden supporter and the silver medalists will receive 1 month golden supporter.
We would like to invite everyone to join the 10th season of this amazing competition.
4.2.2018 Team switch in Group H
The team Baby Barbados Hammers is being replaced with Brookings Babes as Baby Barbados Hammers isn't available for a friendly next week.
1.2.2018 Signup deadline
Deadline for signing in is Saturday, 3rd February 10:00 CET
If we don't get 32 teams some of the reserves will be signed in but they won't be eligible for prizes.
Group stage draw will be on Saturday at 13:00 CET.
21.1.2018 Season 8 Awards
Another exciting season from the competition has come to an end and now its time to give credits to the ones who performed outstanding during the tournament.
EHF Youth Champion
Sir Delaney Tanzania
- 3 months Supporter + 10 credits
Key Town Youth
- 1 month Supporter
EHF Golden Player
- Sir Delaney Tanzania
EHF Golden Boot
- The Badgers - 6 Goals
EHF Team of the season
- Cloghleagh Bullocks
- FSV Empor Neustadt U18
- The Badgers
- Iron Rovers U19
- Young Gümper
- FSV Empor Neustadt U18
- FC Turtelona Junior
- The Badgers
A huge "Thank You!" to all who participated and tomorrow we'll be opening the sign up for the next season which will start on 5 February so watch out for the new thread.
Also a shoutout to the Bosnian community who backed up their finalist and showed their support by predicting a win for their compatriot. Although noone guessed the final score the support was amazing :)
20.1.2018 Sir Delaney Tanzania kept Key Town Youth quiet to secure the title
Sir Delaney Tanzania faced Key Town Youth on their Small Klova Arena in the final match of the 8th EHF Youth Championship.
PatsTZ went into the game on the back of 6 wins in a row in all competitions and without a goal against them in the last 3. On the other side KeyTownY's recent form wasn't that great as they've only won 1 of their last 3 in the league. They played their second final in a row and this time they were heavily backed as the favorites for the title.
The game started and PatsTZ were the team which was sitting back, waiting for their opponents to make a mistake and to get a counter-attack. Key Town Youth started very offensively with a 2-5-3 formation. In the 7th minute they missed to go in front and on the top of that conceded the first goal from a counter-attack. Although the Bosnian side had 71% possesion on half time, they were 1 goal behind and it looked like Sir Delaney Tanzania will show their fans how the counter-attacking tactic works again teams who like to have ball possesion.
In the second half things weren't too different than the first. Key Town Youth made a couple of changes, but continued to miss chance after chance. In the 84th minute Sir Delaney Tanzania sealed the win thanks to a brilliant effort by David Nyaulawa who teed up Raphael Chami for his 3rd goal in the competition.
With that 2-0 win Sir Delaney Tanzania won their first trophy from that competition and KeyTownY lost for the second season in a row on the final.
17.1.2018 Predict the correct score and win a 1 month supporter!
With the final of Season 8 approaching it's time to announce the Predictions competition, where everyone can participate, but only the quickest will win.
We'll be giving away a 1 month supporter to the first person who predicts the correct score of the final match.
Before making your prediction here, make sure that noone has predicted your result otherwise if you guess it correct the person who posted the prediction before you will get the prize.
You can place your predictions until the start of the match and you cannot edit the prediction. Game on!
16.1.2018 Sir Delaney Tanzania vs Key Town Youth
Another strong season from Key Town Youth. They've made it for the second season in a row to the final, where they'll face Sir Delaney Tanzania. Compared to last season this may look like an easier task, but the Bosnian side will be playing away from home again.
On the semi-final Sir Delaney Tanzania knocked out FC Turtelona Junior with 0-4 thanks to solid counter-attacks and it looks like they'll have to pull out another good tactic if they want to get that trophy.
Key Town Youth are given the slight advantage according to the stats and although they'll be visiting Tanzania, they are the favourite in that game. They had a comfortable 6-1 win against Knick on the semi-final and for sure will be looking to extend their winning streak into the upcoming game.
Start time: Friday 19:00 CET
10.1.2018 Signup opened for EHF Members
With the Final of Season 8 approaching we've opened the signup for the next season of the tournament for all EHF Members. They can sign up in our Federation forum.
Managers who are not in EHF will be able to enter after the Final of this season has been played. Keep an eye on this one as well as we'll be giving away another prize in the final week!
The schedule for next season will be as follows:
Matchday 1 - 5 February - 11 February
Matchday 2 - 26 February - 4 March
Matchday 3 - 19 March - 25 March
Round of 16 - 9 April - 15 April
Quarter-finals - 30 April - 6 May
Semi-finals - 21 May - 27 May
Final - 13 June
27.12.2017 Key Town Youth with the chance to reach another final
Today Key Town Youth (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Knick (Italy) meet in the first Youth Championship semi-final.
The Bosnian team has made it to this stage for the second season in a row. Last time they've defeated Ajax Panterdam B on the semi-final with 2-1 and today they'll try to do the same against their Italian rivals.
Both teams are expected to use offensive tactics with Key Town the slight favourites in this game as they'll have the home advantage. Knick on the other side will be without the injured Samuele Viglizzo and Roberto Nuzzo, who has been promoted to the first team.
Jakov Cukrov and Adriano Giuffreda are expected to feature in today's game and they will be looking to add to their goal tallies, so they'll stand a chance for the Golden Boot award.
Follow the match live!
Start time: 20:00 CET
3.12.2017 Time for the quarter-finals
In the upcoming week the quarter-finals from the EHF Youth Championship will be played.
FC Turtelona Junior - The Badgers
Sir Delaney Tanzania - FSV Empor Neustadt U19
Knick - FC Veto U18
Key Town Youth - JUNIOR MAMBO SC
The top scorer of the tournament so far Gustaw Dolina (The Badgers) will be facing FC Turtelona Junior and will be looking to add to his 6 goal tally.
EHF reminds all participating teams to challenge their opponents with cup rules.
6.11.2017 Best two teams in the group stage
One week before the Round of 16 it's time to announce both teams that achieved the best hatstats results in the group stage.
Both teams manage to reach 231 hatstats and they'll receive a 1 month supporter supplied by EHF Financial Director el_magico_suro.
Last season's finalist is one of the winners having beaten marchigianapes with 4-1 in the first round. In that game the Bosnian side managed 231 hatstats.
The second winner of the prize is FSV Empor Neustadt U19 who managed to get 231 hatstats in the final group stage match and this helped them win against Young Soccer Ninjas with 3-2 with 2 of their goals coming in the last 5 minutes of the match.
The matches for the Round of 16 have been drawn and can be found in the Matches section on our website.
8.9.2017 Signup closed!
The signup for the EHF Youth Championship has been closed now!
Currently there are 30 teams signed up and some reserves as well. The teams from the reserves which will be entering the competitions are the second teams who signed up first: Hlevnica B U19 and Young Soccer Ninjas.
The Group stage draw will start 19:30 CET and you can follow it live on our Facebook page or on the website of the tournament.
6.9.2017 Signup closes on 8 September
EHF would like to remind to everyone that the signup will be closing on 8 Sepember at 19:00 CET. All teams signed up at that moment will be participating in the Group stage draw.
There are 5 teams in the waiting list which are second teams and Hattrick International teams. In case we don't reach 32 until the deadline, the teams from the waiting list will be signed, but they won't be eligible for prizes.
The Group stage draw will be starting 30 minutes after the signup closes. You can follow the draw live on our facebook page or by visiting the
page on the website.
4.9.2017 Home games will count
Today the EHF Organizing Committee has decided for a change in the rules for the knockout stage of the EHF Youth Championship.
The change will affect the quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final. The reason for the change is that youth friendly matches cannot be played on neutral ground.
The new rule has been voted by the managers of the participating teams and it has been decided that in the already mentioned rounds from the knockout stage the team which has played less home matches will have the home advantage. If the amount of home games is equal then there will be a random draw to decide which team will be playing at home and which team will be playing away.
The rule will come into effect in Season 9 which will start in February next year.
28.8.2017 A change in the rules?
As you know youth friendlies cannot be played on neutral ground and the current Knockout stage scheme is preset. Do you think that it will be more fair if we include a draw before every knockout round?
By including a draw before every knockout round we'll have draws for the Round of 16, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and one draw to decide which team will be playing at home on the Final match. On the draw for the Round of 16 we can have the rule that teams from one group cannot meet in that round.
We invite all managers for a discussion about such a change which can eventually be implemented in Season 9.
24.8.2017 Kaxxellini is the new EHF Youth Champion
It was a very dramatic final, full of goals, in Italy on the Cesar heart Stadium and at the end the home team Kaxxellini managed to get the better of Key Town Youth with 5-2.
The game started very intense and only in the 2nd minute of the match we saw the first goal for KeyTownY when Tarik Bosnić scored from a free kick. Their lead lasted only 2 minutes and Florindo Palamara equalized in the 4th minute thanks to his pace. 15 minutes after the first whistle Kax managed to go ahead in the scoring when Cristoforo Di Nanni scored after an attack from the left. Until the end of the first half KeyTownY missed a couple of chances before the referee ended a very balanced half.
The second half started better than the first one for Kaxxellini and they scored in the 56th minute thanks to Ciro Ramon. We saw a reshuffling in defence for Kax in the 60th minute followed by a missed chance for them. In the 70th minute KeyTownY manager reacted and opted for a 2-5-3 switch in formation. In the 80th minute Kax exploded with a quick fire double to wrap up the title just before Bosnić scored his second for the match to make it 5-2.
Kaxxellini will receive the big prize for winning the competition -
3 Month supporter + 10 credits
sponsored by EHF and el_magico_suro.
Key Town Youth will be getting a
1 Month supporter
sponsored by el_magico_suro.
The individual awards are as follows:
Man of the Final match: Ciro Ramon
Top Scorer of the competition: Rene Lepikson
EHF Golden Player: Salvatore Da Vinci
Only 2 people expected Kaxxellini to win, 2 people went for a draw and 6 people predicted a win for Key Town Youth, but unfortunately nobody expected that scoreline, so nobody will be getting the credits. Anyway there will be more public Giveaway games and even more for EHF members so if you're not a member yet, don't hesitate to join us.
On behalf of the EHF Organizing Committee I would like to thank everyone for participating and for making this competition possible. In my opinion we saw a very interesting competition with a hell of a Final which got us on the edge of our seats. Post-match analysis show that it was a very balanced match, but the special events were in Kaxxellini's favour and it seems that won them the Title.
20.8.2017 Predict the score and win credits
As already mentioned we have a special surprize for the fans before the Final. In the last week we had a review of both teams which will play in the Final and their key players.
Now as we're approaching the final match, you guys can be part of the game and predict the final score of the match.
Rules are simple, you need to give a prediction for the final score of the match before it has been started and the person who predicted the correct score first will win 10 credits.
Be quick as the first one who guesses the score right will be the winner. Place your prediction now and then cheer for your team!
19.8.2017 Ali Herco, the high flying midfielder
It was Matchday 3 from the Group stage, 1 June, 88th minute of the match between Inter Ou Mun Youth and Key Town Youth, a goal from the left by Ali Herco proved enough for KeyTownY to make it through to the Knockout stage.
With 3 goals in the Group stage and one more in the Quarter-Final, Herco is the current top scorer for the Bosnian side in the tournament. Although he's playing in the middle of the park his aerial thread is key for the amount of goals he's scoring.
Five goals in his last five in all competitions just underline Herco's attacking influence. Rested by his manager for the league matches Ali Herco is expected come out all guns blazing in the Final of the 7th EHF Youth Championship next week.
17.8.2017 Salvatore Da Vinci set to flourish in Pietro Barbazza's absence
Salvatore Da Vinci is set to become the key man for Kaxxellini during the Final of the 7th EHF Youth Championship after top scorer for the team in the competition Pietro Barbazza was promoted to the senior team and then sold for 3 million Euro.
Da Vinci has already 3 goals to his name in the tournament and with 4 in his last 5 starts in all competitions he will definitely be a threat for the opposition especially when it comes to aerial battles.
Da Vinci is expected to lead the front line alongside inform youngster Cristoforo Di Nanni, who has 5 goals in his last 3 games.
Are we going to see a masterpiece performance by Kaxxellini's Da Vinci, we'll find out next week.
15.8.2017 Key Town Youth - one last travel to Italy
The Bosnian side Key Town Youth will travel to Cesar heart stadium in Italy to face Kaxxellini in the Final of this season's EHF Youth Championship.
KeyTownY have played 4 games in the competition and have won all of them, 3 at home and 1 away. They've qualified for the knockout stage after a dramatic last match where they did just enough to overtake FC Turtelona Junior on goals scored as they were level on goal difference and points. Ali Herco became the hero in that match scoring the vital goal which led the team to the knockout stage.
KeyTownY had a walkover result in the Round of 16, then dominated their Quarter-Final against Dinamo 21 Academy and on the Semi-Final they got the revenge for the other Bosnian side which was knocked out by Ajax Panterdam B in the Round of 16.
Expectations are that Key Town Youth will have a 3-5-2 formation with 2 full backs.
With one week to go until the Final KeyTownY have room for improvement in terms of form as they've won only once in their last 3 in all competitions. Will they be able to get back to their form from July which saw them lose only once during the month.
13.8.2017 Kaxxellini - the lucky finalist?
Kaxxellini, the youth team of Atletikaxella, is based in Puglia, Italy. The academy is founded back in 2015 and now they have the chance of winning their first EHF Youth Championship trophy.
The team finished first in group F with two wins and a draw. Kax were one of the worse defences from the teams who qualified, with only two teams conceding more goals.
With four wins out of four games at home Kaxxellini may be treated as the favourites in the Final of the 7th edition of the tournament. After the bad defensive showings in the groupstage, the team showed resilience in the knockout stage conceding only one goal in the last two.
Kax are expected to field a 2-5-3 formation, concentrating the defenders on one of the flanks.
With all the matches from the knockout stage at home and one walkover result in the Round of 16, we have to admit that Kax had some luck throughout the competition, but are they going to keep it until the final, we'll find out soon.
10.8.2017 EHF members can now sign up for the new season
Today we opened the signup for our federation members. All EHF members can visit our forum and sign up for the new season of the competition.
We can confirm that we'll keep the same schedule like this season, which means that the First round of the new Season will be 2 weeks after the Final of Season 7 (11-17 September). We'll also introduce some minor changes to the format and we have planned to implement some handy features to the site as well.
Non-EHF members will be able to join right after the Final of this edition is being played, when we open the new thread in the Global forum.
We also have a little surprize for you, which will be announced several days before the final so make sure to follow us and you may win a nice consolation prize.
6.8.2017 Kaxxellini vs Key Town Youth
Today the second semi-final has been played and Key Town Youth have beaten Ajax Panterdam B with 2-1 and have qualified to the final where they'll face Kaxxellini. Kaxxellini on their hand have won with 3-0 their semi-final match against FC Mella.
The match was played on Wednesday and in the pre-match interviews both managers said that they didn't expect to reach that stage of the competition. The away team manager Meelis expected a difficult game and although he had a plan FC Mella ended up losing it. On the other hand Kaxxellini manager Niki_Kakakazz, knew his team has the advantage playing at home and used it perfectly to secure the place in the final.
Today the other semi-final was played and as mentioned Key Town Youth have beaten Ajax Panterdam B with 2-1. As stated earlier Key Town manager was looking for revenge over Ajax and found it at a crucial game. Ajax manager was disappointed after the match as his team was looking to make the double after securing the league title several weeks ago. In the post-match interview he mentioned that the team lost the midfield battle which was key for the defeat.
Everyone stay tuned for the final match on the 23.August as it promises to be a very interesting match.
22.7.2017 EHF launching a new Youth Player Development program
Today EHF announced a new project for youth player development which will include a brand new international league system. This will allow teams to max their youth training and give the managers the chance to win prizes.
The project will be available for all people who want to develop their youth players and have active academies.
For supporters you can find more information about the project in the EHF federation forum where we have a discussion about the idea.
The non-supporters please send me a private message and I will explain about the project so that you can decide if you'd like to join.
15.7.2017 Key Town Youth march on to the semis
Yesterday was the last match of the Quarter-Finals and it was won from the home side Key Town Youth with 4-2. The match started promising with some chances on both ends of the pitch, but it was the Bosnian side who got the opener, followed up by a second just before the break.
Alberto Presură got one back for the visiting team, but Key Town's reply was superb with another quick double. Mihai Turean scored the last goal in that game to push himself to the top of the goalscorer chart alongside Mella's Rene Lepikson and Ajax's Vasil Kúnchev.
In the post match interview Bosnian manager Bender_ advised that he's delighted with how things are going in the competition and in the academy, spoiling that star player Ermelin Šašivarević (200646622) is close to full potential.
About the upcoming Semi-Final, Bender_ said: "Youth matches are hard to predict for me. There is always a lot of unpredictable results. Only one thing is important for me now, revenge nephew's team who lost in Round of 16 against Ajax Panterdam."
14.7.2017 Key Town Youth awaits Dinamo 21 Academy in the last Quarter-Final
In less than two hours the fourth Quarter-Final from the EHF Youth Championship will be played on Walter Wolf Arenica where the hosts Key Town Youth from Bosna i Hercegovina will be facing Dinamo 21 Academy from România.
The hosts go into this one with a slight advantage but the away side is full of confidence on the back of a 5-0 win in the Round of 16 and 3 league wins in a row.
The match will start at 20:00 CET along with the international matches so plenty of action for everyone in this evening.
You're more than welcome to join our chat in the European Hattrick Federation to have a nice little discussion during the games.
6.6.2017 The group stage has come to an end
The matches for the knockout stage are drawn so you can go to the page and check who's your opponent for the Round of 16 About the group stage rewards both winners are: 1. marchigianapes - 244 Hatstats 2. Ajax Panterdam B - 221 Hatstats FC Mariottini managed to get 223 Hatstats in the last round but they've played only one match from the group stage and according to the rules teams which played at least 2 games in the group stage are eligible for the prizes.
15.5.2017 Fighting for the group stage prize
After a clarification it's been announced that both teams who achieve the highest Hatstats in the group stage and have at least 2 matches played will receive the awards sponsored by
. Currently the leaders of the pack are
Hatstats Second place is for
Ajax Panterdam B
Hatstats, but they need to play another game to be eligible for the prize. On the third place are
Hatstats and if Ajax don't play in the last round of the group stage and there is no team which has more than 218 Hatstats, then Torpedo will grab the prize. Fourth place with room for improvement goes to former champions
Hatstats. And sneaking in the ranking are the teams which no one would like to underestimate
Hatstats a peace. Of course in 2 weeks some talents will develop even further and some new faces will be introduced in the participating teams so that we might have some new names in the ranking.
10.5.2017 Forefeit results in the second round
Hi all, Please be aware of the following forfeit results in the second round: SÜMMERN UNITED 2
0 - 5
Athletic Boffo Yemen Home team arranged a friendly on 26.04 which is outside the schedule. Away team scheduled a friendly for this week and is eligible to play in the third round as well.
5 - 0
FC Mariottini Away team arranged a friendly on 25.04 which is outside the schedule. The home team can arrange a friendly for
so they can be eligible to play the final round.
N95 Young Guns
5 - 0
Young Hyenas Away team arranged a friendly on 26.04 which is outside the schedule. The home team can arrange a friendly for
so they can be eligible to play the final round.
There is still one game which is not arranged: Tiistai - Torpedo-2 Hostivař Both teams are eligible for a friendly this week. Please arrange the match as soon as possible so you will be available for the third round as well. If any objections about the decisions please let me know and we can reconsider. Good luck everyone :)
17.4.2017 Veto almost stole the point against Rascals
In the opening match of Season 7 the champions from Season 3 kautokeino Rascals met FC Veto U18.
The game started well for the Finnish team opening the scoring in the second minute thanks to Ville Tiikkaja. 11 minutes later they got a second before Nicki Johansen from Veto reduced the deficit in the 17th minute. Janne Ihamäki scored his second right after the half an hour mark and 5 minutes before half time the game ended for Ville Tiikkaja when he left the pich with an injury.
Veto's coach did everything he can to get his team back in the game and it all paid off with two quick goals in the 73rd and 78th minute but their joy lasted just 1 minute and Panu Viik scored the 7th goal of the game which sealed the win for kautokeino Rascals.
In the post match interview glynzales (manager of FC Veto U18) admitted that Rascals were the better team and deserved the win: "I did some research on Rascals prior to the match. It was clear he has a stronger team than me at the moment. My squad is really at a low point containing only 2 talents.
My training this week, playmaking/individual, pretty much dictated the start formation 253. My 352 formation needs to be trained in the next league matches
Without a good defence I figured my only chance was trying to battle for the midfield and concentrate my attack on the right spots.
Actually it worked out almost perfect, and I think I got the best out of it, almost stealing a point like I wanted. BUT Rascals turned out even stronger than I expected and fully deserved the victory.
glynzales also commented on the situation in Group E: "I see Rascals as the big favorite of the group, but I will still go for the 2nd place. I have two home matches remaining, didnt really investigate the two other teams in the group, but still think I have a good chance for promotion."
The other match from the group between sempreo and marchigianapes will be played on Friday 18:00 CET
16.4.2017 kautokeino Rascals to kickoff the competition
Tomorrow is the day when the first match of this season's EHF Youth Championship will be played. Former winners kautokeino Rascals will kick things off on Mini Park at 12:00 CET against FC Veto U18 from Denmark.
Both teams would like to start their campaign with a win which will take them to the first place in Group E before the second match of the groups is played.
For now there are 6 matches which won't be played which leaves us with 10 games to be scheduled by the 23rd April.
To all managers, please don't forget to challenge your opponents tomorrow!
10.4.2017 We have 32 teams!
We're delighted to announce that we've reached 32 participating teams and now the sign in has been closed.
Don't forget that tomorrow the groupstage draw will be held and you'll know the results of the draw by 22:00 CET the latest.
Teams which are available to play a match earlier than the first round can play the match this week but then they'll have to wait for some of the upcoming rounds.
Please stay tuned for the results of the draw!
5.4.2017 Second teams allowed
With less than a week remaining until the groupstage draw, there are still 12 free places remaining.
We'd like to announce that now people who have a second team or a Hattrick International team can sign them for this cup as well. The only rule for the second teams and HI teams will be that they won't be eligible for prizes unless they're not signed as first teams.
Feel free to sign your second and third teams now.
27.3.2017 Last week to play friendlies
Please note that this is the last week before the tournament starts when you can play a friendly. The last day to play a friendly outside the tournament is 2 April. If you play a match after that day, you'll get a forfeit result in the first round of the tournament. We'd like to ask everyone to keep that in mind. Reminder: The groupstage draw will be held on 11 April
19.3.2017 EHF announces el_magico_suro sponsorship
Today from EHF announcd that the competition will be sponsored by el_magico_suro once again.
This means that the winner will take a 3 months HT Supporter + 10 HT Credits (given by EHF), the runner up will win 1 month HT Supporter and the two teams which have the best Hatstats from the groupstage will take home 1 month HT Supporter as well with the condition that they need to have at least 2 games played and average Hatstats over 210.
Now the rewards look like this:
Winner - 3 months HT Supporter + 10 HT Credits
Runner-up - 1 month HT Supporter
Best 2 teams in the groupstage - 1 month HT Supporter
18.3.2017 A new season underway
EHF is launching a new season of the competition for youth teams EHF Youth Championship.
As always the main priority of this tournament will be to encourage teams on developing their own youth talents.
This season the winner will be given 10 credits by EHF.
Sign your team today and let's hope for a wonderful competition full of fairplay and without injuries.
Matchday 1 - 27 July - 2 August
Matchday 2 - 17 August - 23 August
Matchday 3 - 7 September - 13 September
Round of 16 - 28 September - 4 October
Quarter-finals - 19 October - 25 October
Semi-finals - 9 November - 15 November
Final - 2 December