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6.4.2021 Semi-finals Preview
We now know the top 4 teams of this season's Youth Championship. The semi-finals will decide which two teams will compete in the last match for the title.
KS Pajonczki - FC Mella
On Thursday morning we have KS Pajonczki (POL) welcoming FC Mella (EST). The Polish team is ranked 18th in the hatstats ranking and their opponents are third, which makes them the slight favorites in the game. However the Poles will have the home advantage in the semi-final. Mella have played three times on semi-finals, twice as the visitors and once at home. They won their home match but lost both away fixtures in their history. Now they'll have the tough task to defeat the Pajonczki at their ground if they want to reach the final. Pajonczki on the other hand are making history as this is their first season in the competition and they've already reached the semi-finals. Can they win it in their debut season, or will Mella reach the final for the second time in the club's history and finally get the title?
Gosti iz Mostara - Redelikonakia
The other semi-final sees the current champions from Herzegovina - Gosti iz Mostara facing Redelikonakia (GRE) on Sunday. The Greeks are playing their third season in the competition and this is their best performance so far, after they've reached only the Round of 16 in their last two seasons. Now they have maybe the most difficult opponent, the champions from Herzegovina, who will be looking to become the second team to win back to back titles. Gosti are currently the second best team in terms of hatstats and Redelikonakia are 7th in that ranking. No doubt the team from Mostar are the big favourites here, but let's not underestimate Redelikonakia as they might do the miracle and reach the final for the first time in their club's history.
We wish good luck to all the teams as we're up for some great semi-finals.
22.3.2021 Quarter-finals Review
Last week we had the quarter-finals played and again looks like the home advantage is not that big factor anymore since three away teams managed to win their matches and to qualify for the semi-finals.
In the first match we saw Knick (ITA) welcoming the current champions from Mostar Gosti iz Mostara (BIH). Before the match it looked like a difficult task for Knick to get past Gosti, but they were hoping that in front of their own fans they'll be able to do the miracle. The game started excellent for the visitors and in 10 minutes they were having a 2-goal lead already. In the 16th minute Knick pulled one back and in the 34th minute Righini equalized. In the second half Amar Obad restored Gosti's lead, but 4 minutes after his goal Ramponi equalized. It was 3-3 after 90 minutes, which meant that extra time were on the cards. 7 minutes into extra time Amar Obad scored another goal for the visitors, but 6 minutes before the full time whistle Enea Verdetti equalized for the third time for Knick putting the game into penalty shootout. Eskic and Ciric scored the first two penalties for Gosti as the hosts missed their first three spot kicks. Gosti missed the third penalty, and Elvio Cicirelli pulled one back from the 4th. Bilal Hamzic failed to win it for Gosti after Cicirelli saved his shot, but Andrea Bongallino was denied by the Herzegovian keeper and it ended with a 1-2 win for Gosti in the shootout.
Another match was played that day in Italy as CanterAzzurra welcomed KS Pajonczki (POL). Gusbarro (14') and Rufo (54') gave the hosts a 2-goal lead. After that Azzurrin switched from a 3-5-2 to a 4-5-1 and Pajonczki switched from 4-5-1 to 2-5-3 and that turned out to be a profitable change for them. In the 72nd minute Jasiulewicz pulled one back and one minute later Kraszewski equalized. Both teams failed to score more goals and the game went into penalties. Azzurrin missed the first penalty and Okrojek scored for the visitors. Iannuzzi equalized after the second penalties after Pajoncz missed their second one. Both teams scored their third spot kicks and missed the fourth ones. It was 2-2 after 8 penalties and it was down to the last one to decide the winner, otherwise we were heading to sudden death. Vendola was denied by Kleczka and Splawski scored the last penalty to win it for the Poles and to qualify them to the semi-finals.
On Thursday intoccabili jr (ITA) faced FC Mella (EST). The hosts decided to man mark Harro Kampe throughout the whole 90 minutes. In the 9th minutes the Italians got in the lead thanks to Trastulli. Two minutes later Mella equalized after an unpredictable strike from Lobaznikov. 28 minutes into the game Eliano Izzinosa restored the lead for intoccabili and it stayed this way as the referee blew the half time whistle. However the second half belonged to the Estonian team as they managed to score two goals in the 48th and 63rd minute and also they kept their oponents quiet until the end of the match, which secured their place at the semi-finals in two weeks making them the third away team that has won a quarter-final match this season.
In the last match on Friday we saw N95 Young Guns (SVK) travelling to Greece to meet Redelikonakia. The visitors man marked Thomas Tsirimonakis in that game and had an excellent start opening the scoring in the 6th minute. Two minutes later the Greeks equalized through Efstathios Arsenis. Five minutes before half time Milan Teslik has put the visitors ahead again, but two minutes later again Arsenis equalized. In the second half there was only one team on the pitch. ReDjrs came out of the dressing rooms very motivated to win the game and after they failed to score on two occasions in the 48th and 52nd minutes, they finally managed to find the back of the net in the 78th minute as Raftopoulos put them in the lead for the first time in the match. Three minutes later Raftopoulos scored his second in the game he scored his second extending ReDjrs's lead to two goals and this is how the game ended. N95 were unable to find a response and to create any chances in the second half.
10.2.2021 Group stage awards announcement
All matches from the group stage have now been played and that means that it's time to give special recognition to the teams that performed at their best so far.
1. FC Sperbelkreisel U19 (2135723) - Germany - Lemez (11937387) - 254 Hatstats (Round 3) - (118227777)
An incredible achievement from Lemez setting a new tournament record after beating his own from last season (249 hatstats with Iron Rovers U19 (IRL) in the Round of 16). Those ratings were recorded in the third round of the group stage when Sperbelkreisel defeated Veto Academy (DEN) with 6-1. That performance makes them one of the favorites to win the title in April.
2. FC Mella (1547860) - Estonia - mella18 (10177827) - 248 Hatstats (Round 3) - (118241056)
Another massive rating in this tournament was achieved by FC Mella and again coming in the third group stage round as the Estonian team managed to defeat Little League Gunners (ENG) with 6-0. mella18 admitted that this is a personal record for him and he well deserved qualifies in the top two in terms of best hatstats performances.
Both teams will receive our group stage prizes of
1 month hattrick supporter
provided by our EHF Chief Financial Officer -
Other teams that came close to the top two were:
N95 Young Guns (913656) - Slovakia - el_magico_suro (5466192) - 246 Hatstats (Round 1) - (117666692)
Gosti iz Mostara (2477680) - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Prusina (9853026) - 245 Hatstats (Round 2) - (117950079)
Interesting fact is that if FC Sperbelkreisel U19 and FC Mella win their matches in the Round of 16, they'll face each other in the quarter-finals and a random draw will decide which team will have the home advantage as both teams will have played three home matches until then.
10.2.2021 Round 3 Review
The last group stage round is now in history as we take a look at some dramatic fixtures from last week.
To start off we have last season's finalist Puding u17 (CRO) and they welcomed a team that had similar luck speaking of played finals Key Town Youth (BIH). The Croatian team was top of the group before kick off and the fans were hoping to see their team progress in the next round. Two quick goals for the visitors in the 38th and 38th minutes gave them a comfortable lead before the break. In the second half we saw another lightning three goals scored by Key Town as they scored three within 6 minutes. An excellent away game for Key Town as they managed to put the Croatian attackers at bay and with this win they secured their qualification for the knockout stage. In the other match from the group FC Sperbelkreisel U19 smashed Veto Academy with 6-1 and won the first place in the group, leaving Key Town youth on second. An early disappointment for Puding u17 as they recorded their first defeat, but it came at a very crucial moment.
Next we move on to Knk arena in Italy, where Knick (ITA) had a head-to-head match with Sir Delaney Tanzania (TAN). A vital game for both teams as they had ambitions to qualify for the knockout stage. George Mwakyembe opened the scoring early on for the visitors after a good attack through the left. It stayed like this as the referee blew the half time whistle. Australianman's half time pep talk had an immediate effect on his players as they managed to get the equalizer right at the start of the second half. They even had a few chances to get in front but failed to hit the target. In the 69th minute the fans were on the edge of their seats as Ivo Shellukindo from the visitors managed to get one on one with the keeper, but couldn't convert. This was the last chance for any of the teams in the second half and the game finished 1-1. A perfect result for the home side as they progress further to the knockout stage thanks to their better goal difference.
Finally we'll take a look at the reigning champions Gosti iz Mostara (BIH) as they paid a visit to marchigianapes (ITA). Another head-to-head match that was played last week. The game started well for the hosts as they got to an early lead in the 9th minute. In the 17th minute they conceded the equalizer, but managed to get back immediately in the lead. Marrone's second goal was canceled as well as in the 19th minute Gosti equalized again. In the second half Ćirić put Gosti in the lead for the first time in the game, but in the 73rd minute Marrone completed his hattrick as he drawn level once again. A defensive mistake could have caused another goal for the home team, but they failed to score. Immediately Ćirić tried his luck again but was denied by the keeper. In the 79th minute marchigianapes had a chance to receive a penalty after Conforti was brought down by the keeper, but the referee waved that it was a clear challenge. Three minutes later it was again Ćirić, who was in a striking position and this time he made no mistake and scored to put the visitors in the lead. The Italians couldn't find a response to that goal and they ended up losing the game, which meant that the current champions Gosti iz Mostara will progress through to the knockout stage.
3.2.2021 Round 3 Preview
It's time for the last group stage round from this season's EHF Youth Championship. Let's take a quick look to some of the matches where it's going to be decided who progresses and who get's knocked out.
In group A all four teams have a chance to qualify for the knockout stage so there is everything to play for in both matches. FC Sperbelkreisel U19 (GER) welcomes Veto Academy (DEN), who probably have the most difficult task if they want to qualify for the knockout stage. In the other match Key Town Youth (BIH) travel to Croatia to meet last year's finalists Puding u17, who are the group leaders at the moment. I believe it's fair to say that both winners from the matches will most likely qualify for the Round of 16.
The situation in Group G is pretty much the same. We have all four teams on three points and now the last round matches will decide who will play in the Round of 16. Bozzolicchio Young (ITA) welcome kautokeino Rascals (FIN) and current champions Gosti iz Mostara (BIH) are travelling to meet another Italian team marchigianapes. So far only the teams that played at home managed to win the games in this group, so it'll be interesting to see if that pattern will continue. The Italian teams will be hoping for the pattern to continue but they're facing teams that got traditions in the tournament and their task will be very difficult.
And finally we'll look at group B where all teams have played just one match so far and they'll play only twice between them as they were ineligible for the first round. Cocojunior (ITA) and Nottingam Pressa B (ESP) got the wins in the previous round and now both teams face each other. The match will be played in Spain so there a slight advantage for Nottingam. Jalgpallikool (EST) will play at home against Persepolis Madrid Boys (IRN), however if the other match in the group finishes as a draw, both teams will lose their chances for qualification. Otherwise the winner has a very big chance of making it to the Round of 16.
21.1.2021 Round 2 Review
Last week we had the matches from the second group stage round. Now it's time to look back to some of the highlights.
First off we'll go to Meydavoud Boys Stadium, Iran where Persepolis Madrid Boys welcomed Nottingam Pressa B (ESP). The hosts from Iran had a perfect start of the match and they were having a three goal lead after 13 minutes. In the 14th minute Nottingam pulled one back and it remained 3-1 on half time. In the second half the spaniards were very motivated and managed to equalize and even get in the lead after Jorge Perucha's goal. One minute later Persepolis Boys equalized thanks to Shoja Golzari and in the 72nd minute they got in the lead after they were awarded a penalty that Kikos Gasparyan scored. However in the 74th and 75th minute Nottingam Pressa B scored twice and made the result 5-6, which is how the game finished. A reminder that only two games will be played in this group so everything can happen in the third round.
Next up we head over to Suffolk, England where Little League Gunners played against Sir Delaney Tanzania (TAN). Another match where the home team had a better start. Gallagher and Simpson gave LLG a comfortable two goal lead after 22 minutes. PatsTZ however were very dangerous on the counter and in the 31st minute they managed to equalize. In the second half David Desmond gave the Gunners the lead again, but 2 minutes later another counterattack by Sir Delaney Tanzania got both teams on level terms. In the 72nd minute the crowd went all quiet when Mark Msomi scored for the away team and secured them the win away from home. With that loss LLG lost all chances for qualifying to the knockout stage and there will be a direct battle for qualification in the third round between Knick (ITA) and Sir Delaney Tanzania.
The last game we'll look back to is between last season's finalists from Croatia - Puding u17 and FC Sperbelkreisel U19 (GER). Ratko Zlatar gave the hosts an early lead in the 4th minute. In the 13th minute Ludwig Dyma equalized for the Germans. Šime Galant scored for Puding in the 20th minute to give them the lead again and it stayed 2-1 until the half time break. In the second half Galant scored his second in the game and Lovre Bebić added another one for his team in the 65th minute. Ludwig Dyma scored the consolation goal for Sperbelkreisel in the 71st minute to make their defeat a little less painful.
After this round we have five teams that have qualified for the knockout stage already. It's still to be decided if they'll progress as first placed or second placed in their groups which will determine the home advantage in the Round of 16. Here are the teams that have already made it through:
TSV Röttenbach Juniors (GER)
The Badgers (POL)
FC Mella (EST)
Ajax Panterdam B (BUL)
13.1.2021 Round 2 Preview
With the first round now being played, it's time to focus on the second one that's going to be played this week. Hopefully there are no walkovers from now on until the end of the competition.
First off we'll stop by in Herzegovina, Mostar where last season's winners host kautokeino Rascals (FIN). It's surely going to be a big match with both teams putting up some great performances in the tournament. Gosti iz Mostara surprizingly slipped in the first round losing from Bozzolicchio Young (ITA) with 4-3 and now will be looking to bounce back in front of their own fans. Rascals on another hand will be hoping to qualify with a win if things go well in the other match from the group, but it's never easy playing in Mostar.
On Friday CanterAzzurra (ITA) will be facing Season 14 champions and currently 6th in the EHF Ranking - cashfloW (TRI). After suffering a loss in the opening round, cashfloW will definitely be looking for the win this time if they want to keep their chances of qualifying in the knockout stage. CanterAzzurra had a pretty easy match in the first round and they picked important 3 points in a group where everything can happen within the first three places. With Ajax (BUL) playing against Erwan Hattrick Club -19 (FRA) in the other game, the 3 points for the Bulgarians look almost secured and this puts some extra pressure on CanterAzzurra and cashfloW.
Finally we'll look to Sunday's kick off between Puding u17 (CRO) and FC Sperbelkreisel U19 (GER). We can't say that there is a favorite in this one as Sperbelkreisel had a very solid display in the first round, but now it's going to be the first real test for them in an away game. Puding managed to get a point of their away match against Veto Academy (DEN) in the first round and now their fans will be hoping that their team remains unbeaten after facing maybe the strongest team of their group. A win for the Germans however will mean that they will qualify for the Round of 16.
Due to inactivity Olympique Club du Luxembourg U19 (2878375) is being replaced by Persepolis Madrid Boys (2812798) in group B.
There will also be a fixture change in this group so that all four teams have 1 home and 1 away game in the group stage. The fixtures for the second and third round in group B will be as follows:
Cocojunior - Jalgpallikool
Persepolis Madrid Boys - Nottingam Pressa B
Nottingam Pressa B - Cocojunior
Jalgpallikool - Persepolis Madrid Boys
Basically the matches that are listed for the First round in the website will replace the matches listed as the Third round. I will remind all the managers about the change before the start of the third round.
As you know tomorrow start the second round of the group stage of the tournament. In group B where we had no matches played from the first round we now have a team that has arranged a match outside the tournament and is not eligible for a friendly for the second round. Therefore we are replacing
with the first team from the reserves
We are also keeping an eye on
Olympique Club du Luxembourg U19
as it has been reported that he hasn't accepted a challenge for this monday and hasn't logged in since 4.January. If he doesn't log in until Tuesday he will be replaced by
Persepolis Madrid Boys
, but there will be further confirmation about that.
5.1.2021 Round 1 Review
Happy new year everyone, wish you a healthy and successfull year 2021! We have all matches from the first round of the EHF Youth Championship played. 24 teams have played in that round and 17 of them have achieved 200+ Hatstats, which just points how strong this tournament has become. Now let's take a look at some of the most interesting matches that were played.
We can't overlook the start of the season for the defending champions Gosti iz Mostara (BIH) as they faced bozzolicchio young (ITA). The match started well for the champions and they opened the scoring in the 31st minute, and on half time they had a 1 goal lead. In the 60th minute the Italians equalized, but two quick goals by the Herzegovians made it 1-3. It looked like Gosti iz Mostara will start their campaign with a win against a tough opponent, but Andrea Canu had other ideas when he pulled one back in the 77th minute. Siro Sardena scored two goals in the 80th and 82nd minute to complete his hattrick and to secure the win for his bozzolicchio young.
Another match that was played on Christmas was between Redelikonakia (GRE) and KS Pajonczki (POL). Liakos Kokkinopoulos opened the scoring in the 20th minute for Redelikonakia and it stayed like this until half time. In the second half Pajonczki made a change in formation from 3-5-2 to a 2-5-3 and that seemed to have worked out excellent for them as they managed to score 3 goals from the 70th minute until the end of the match and that's how they got their first win of the season.
On our boxing day schedule we had Veto Academy (DEN) vs. Puding u17 (CRO). Last season's finalists from Croatia started the game well and they got a 2 goal lead after 17 minutes. In the 60th minute things were looking completely different as Veto Academy managed to turn the game around and got in the lead after Evan Truelsen scored the third goal for his team to make it 3-2. Miroslav Jerković managed to rescue a point for Puding.
22.12.2020 Round 1 Preview
With the group stage draw being held this weekend, now it's time to start with the first matches from the 16th edition of the EHF Youth Championship. Before every round we'll have a preview with three matches, which I believe will be the most interesting in the round, so let's get going with the first preview of the season.
We start off with last season's finalists Puding u17 (CRO), who will be traveling to Denmark to face Veto Academy. The hosts are unbeaten in 10 league matches and will be looking to get the better of their opponents, who lost two finals in a row. An achievement that another team from their group has acomplished as well. It will be interesting to see how the team from Split, Croatia will start the campaign and will they be pushing for another final this season.
Another match on Saturday we'll have a look at is N95 Young Guns (SVK) vs intoccabili jr (ITA). There's a thing about Italian teams in this competition. When we look at the EHF Youth ranking, there are 3 Italian teams in the Top 10. In the last three seasons we've had at least one Italian team in the semi-finals. Now back to the match, this is actually a replay of the final back in Season 13. This time the match will be played in Slovakia it will be more difficult for the Italians to get a revenge and their first win against their rivals.
We mentioned lost finals in a row earlier and now it's time to check out the team that has the most lost finals in a row - Key Town Youth (BIH). They will be traveling to Germany to face FC Sperbelkreisel U19. This is the first season for the German team in the competition, but their manager has some experience so far. His other team Iron Rovers U19 is sitting on 8th place in the EHF Youth Ranking and now Lemez has decided to participate with his other team. Group A is probably the most difficult of all the groups, so a win for any of the teams here will boost their chances of qualifying in the knockout stage.
We also had 4 walkovers in the first round and we hope those were the last walkovers for the tournament this season.
Nottingam Pressa B 0 - 0 Hurasystem_Youth
Jalgpallikool 0 - 0 Olympique Club du Luxembourg U19
All teams from Group B are eligible for a friendly from the Second Round onwards, so they will be missing Round 1 and will be sharing 1 point apiece
The Tiny Tacklers 0 - 5
TSV Röttenbach Juniors
The Tiny Tacklers arranged a match outside the tournament and therefore will lose the match. If they do the same in the Second Round they will be disqualified and the first team from the reserves will take their place for the Second Round.
Sir Delaney's Academy 0 - 5
Sir Delaney's Academy are not eligible for a friendly in the First Round so they will lose their match. If they're not eligible for a friendly in the Second round, they will be replaced by a team from the reserves.
7.12.2020 Gosti iz Mostara is the new EHF Youth Champion
On Saturday in Mostar, Gosti iz Mostara faced Puding u17. For a second season in a row prst_u_uho's team is travelling to play the final match. Last season they visited Trinidad and Tobago, this season however they had to travel less for their visit to the neighbours in Herzegovina. In the 16th minute the guests from Croatia had a penalty, that was missed by Vice Kopjar. Right after that Strahinja Zdravković opened the scoring and gave Gosti iz Mostara the lead. Šime Galant missed another chance for Puding u17 and right after that the hosts striked again with Baričević getting on the scoresheet. Turković made it 3-0 for Rikevele before half time. In the second half Pu17 had two more big chances missed and Adin Medić made the final score 4-0 for Gosti iz Mostara.
Gosti iz Mostara
🏆EHF Golden Player
- Gosti iz Mostara
⚽EHF Golden Boot
- Puding u17
- 7 Goals
🧤EHF Golden Glove
- kautokeino Rascals
Hope you enjoyed the whole competition, for me as always was a pleasure to organize it and to be part of it as well. Hope you enjoyed the little highlights video from the final as well. Thank you everyone who participated and congratulations to the winners Prusina
As stated in the first post we have the following prizes:
6 months HT supporter for the winner - Prusina
(Sponsored by el_magico_suro
2 months HT supporter for the silver medalist - prst_u_uho
(Sponsored by el_magico_suro
Prusina and prst_u_uho, please confirm if you would like to keep the prizes or donate them to somebody.
The sign up for the new season will be open really soon and a link to the new thread will be posted here.
Season 16 start date:
4.12.2020 Final Preview
It's time for the big match. The last survivors from the competition that started back in July. Lots of things have changed, lots of players were promoted, new stars were found by scouts and now there is that last match where we will see the most consistent team for the last four months. It is the ex-Yugoslav final between Gosti iz Mostara (BIH) and Puding u17 (CRO).
The match will be played in Mostar on Rikevele drvena baraka. Kick off time is 09:45 AM this Sunday. The hosts from Mostar have a record of 5 wins and a draw so far in the competition and it's interesting that this draw came in one of their home matches (Round 2 against The Badgers game finishes 2-2). Puding u17 have the same record and their draw was in an away match against the same manager who got a draw from their opponent (Round 2 against Badgers Juniors game finishes 4-4), so credit to Bors25, who was the only one who managed to get points out of both finalists this season.
Gosti iz Mostara have their star man Dženan Hemreković already promoted to senior football and he immediately moved to Sarajevo where he joined Joint Union for the fee of 430 000 EUR. Now it's time for another one of their talents to step up and it's Bogdan Eskić. The unpredictable midfielder has been man of the match in the last two games. He has 12 goals in hes career, but none of them came in a Youth Championship match.
Tournament top scorer Lazar Doganćević has also been promoted to senior football. He was sold to the Brazilian flunautico f.c for only 1 000 EUR. Now all eyes will be on the young and upcoming star Šime Galant. Only 15 years and 99 days old the unpredictable striker was man of the match in the last three games for Puding u17. He only has one goal in his career so far, but still he has a bright future ahead of him.
15.11.2020 Semi-finals Review
This week the semi-finals were played and now we'll look back to both matches.
On Wednesday Gosti iz Mostara (BIH) travelled to Italy to face Season 11 champions Knick. For the away team top scorer Dženan Hemreković (5 goals) led the line alongside Mihailo Ćirić for Gosti iz Mostara. They had the better start of the match with Turković and Ćirić missing on two occasions. In the 20th minute Adin Medić gave the away side the lead. Until the half-time break Knick tried to equalize, but were denied by the goalkeeper Omanović. Turković also saw his shot saved by the home goalkeeper in the 31st minute. Right after the break Knick managed to draw level after Egeo Evandri's header went into the back of the net. A double change by australianman was made in the 70th minute hoping to turn the game around. However that seemed to have backfired and Gosti iz Mostara found themselves in the lead again right after that double change. Until the end Knick pushed very agressively forward and managed to create two more chances, but it was again Omanović's heroics that helped Gosti iz Mostara progress to the final.
On Saturday the current champions cashfloW (TTO) welcomed Puding u17. The away team had the chance for a revenge after they were smashed 6-0 on last season's final. The game started awful for the Croatian side with an early injury of their striker Branimir Vincek, who was replaced by Mihovil Biondić. In the 20th minute cashfloW had their first big chance, but Shah failed to hit the target. Three minutes later Pu17 took the lead after an attack from the left and an unstoppable shot by Miroslav Jerković. In the 28th minute the hosts equalized with a Nipun Gupta goal. At half time both teams were level. In the second half Puding u17 were the more active side and in the 56th minute Biondić, who came in from the bench scored to put his team ahead. In the 68th minute Vice Kopjar made it 1-3 and it looked like there's no way back for the champions. Dispite lamb_tron's changes his team was unable to create any more chances until the end of the match.
After all we will have an ex-Yugoslav final between Gosti iz Mostara (BIH) and Puding u17 (CRO). The random draw has decided that the final will be played in Mostar, which means Pu17 will have a second final in a row played away from home. As mentioned already in one of the previous articles it looks like this season the home advantage is not that big factor as it was in previous editions. 8 out of 14 matches from the knockout stage have finished with away wins, which makes the final totally unpredictable.
10.11.2020 Semi-finals Preview
This week we'll have the last round from the knockout stage before we reach the 15th Final in the competition's history. Let's take a quick look at both matches.
On Wednesday the first semi-final of the competition will be played at 20:45. Knick (ITA) welcome Gosti iz Mostara (BIH). Last season both teams were knocked out by the same team - marchigianapes (ITA). Gosti lost 5-1 on the Round of 16 and Knick lost 1-2 on the quarter-finals. Now both teams meet for the first time in history. Knick already won the competition back in Season 11. That was the last time they played in a semi-final as well. On the other hand Gosti iz Mostara play their second season in the competition and they're writing history having bettered their last season display.
On Saturday we'll watch a replay of last season's final when cashfloW (TTO) welcome on their ground Puding u17 (CRO). Last season both teams played in the final and probably the fans from Croatia don't want to look back to the match result as their team was smashed by Tyrone Niles and John Dwyer. Now four months later both teams will play again and the match will again be on paavoväyrynen Stadium. The hosts go into this match as the big favorites, but they will be without their top scorer Tyrone Niles. The away team manager prst_u_uho joked pre-match that it would be nice if the home teams let the away teams win on the semis.
It's important to note that all the teams have the same amount of away matches so far in the tournament (3), which means that home team on the final will be decided by a random draw. As prst_u_uho mentioned, we might be in for an ex-yu final in case both away teams get the wins. Also cashfloW have the chance to become the second team in the tournament's history after ErtStar (RUS) to win back to back titles.
27.10.2020 Quarter-finals Review
Just like in the Round of 16 we had 50% of the matches ending with a win for the home team and the other half with a win for the away team.
In the first of the four matches, the current champions cashfloW (TTO) played CanterAzzurra (ITA). The away side got the opener, but their joy didn't last long as the Italians equalized immediately. On half time both teams were level. In the second half Tyrone Niles scored his second in the game and Arihant Mishra put his team two ahead in the 69th minute. In the 81st minute was Franco Di Cristofano's moment and he scored a brace in just two minutes to get the game in to extra time. The team from Trinidad and Tobago again managed a two goal lead in extra time, but this time CanterAzzurra didn't manage to reply and they only got one goal back. The game finished 4-5.
Another high scoring game was the one between pe su a (SVK) and Gosti iz Mostara (BIH). In the 34th minute Gosti iz Mostara were having a two goal lead against their opponents (1-3), but just like in the Round of 16 pe su a scored three goals quick goals to turn the game around just before half time. In the second half Enhad Brčinović, Viktor Selaković scored for Gosti iz Mostara and Leopold Čacho scored for pe su a to make the score 5-5. In the 70th minute the away team coach made a double change which seems to had turned the game around as in the 74th and 76th minute Dženan Hemreković completed his hattrick, after he had scored one in the first half as well. This is how the match finished 5-7 and an interesting fact is that Gosti iz Mostara have scored all of their 7 big chances in front of goal.
On Sunday tournament top scorer Lazar Doganćević was kept quiet, but still his team Puding u17 (CRO) managed to defeat kautokeino Rascals (FIN). Puding u17 were leading with 2-0 on half time, but in the second half Rascals showed their desire to win and pulled one back. However the game was put to bed by Lino Slamić who scored a brace and made the final result 4-1 for the Croatian team.
In the other quarter-final that was played on Sunday Knick (ITA) defeated TSV Röttenbach Juniors (GER). After their brilliant performance in the Round of 16, the German team conceded three goals before half time and they had a huge mountain to climb to get back. However they managed to get a consolation goal thanks to Jochen Keler, but still that was far from enough and Knick will play in the semi-finals for the first time since Season 11 when they went on and won the tournament.
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 - 21 December - 27 December
Matchday 2 - 11 January - 17 January
Matchday 3 - 1 February - 7 February
Round of 16 - 22 February - 28 February
Quarter-finals - 15 March - 21 March
Semi-finals - 5 April - 11 April
Final - 28 April