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The 8th UEFA Youth Conference takes places in Cyprus from 29 November until 1st of December
2005-11-16 15:21:58

Nov 16 - Élite youth football and the next phase of its development is the theme of the 8th UEFA Youth Conference, which takes place in Cyprus from 29 November to 1 December.

European football's governing body and experts from the youth football sector will examine an area vital to the game's well-being.

UEFA's youth competitions not only give young players a chance to test themselves against counterparts from other countries, but are also seen as an important development stage for the stars of tomorrow.

Indeed, many of today's top players first attracted attention at UEFA youth tournaments. UEFA organises European championships at Under-19 and U17 levels, as well as a women's U19 competition.

The topics that are being scheduled for discussion at the conference include UEFA's commitment to youth football over the past decade, a review of the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, and youth development systems within several European national football associations, as well as a look at how youth footballers are nurtured in Japan. The agenda includes practical and theoretical work, along with discussion groups.

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