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What you need to know about Elite Team English Competition

What you need to know about Elite Team English Competition

This Friday, the Damien Perinelle-coached elite team enter a match that brings together Premier League clubs by taking on Manchester United (7pm). We invite you to discover everything about this competition.

They are going. A week later the opening win against For the White Falcons in the Al Abdal Cup (3-1), coached by Elite Group Damien Perinelle is gearing up to play two prestigious matches on November 11 and 14 vs Manchester United and Arsenal. Before this deadline, the presentation of this competition brings together a plateau of Premier League clubs, but not only.

AS Monaco in Group B

The sixth edition of the tournament, reserved exclusively for players under the age of 23, will be held entirely in England, with the elite group facing off against the highest European level. Damien Perinelle explained in an interview.

On this occasion, the red and whites were placed in Group B, made up of the Red Devils and the Gunners, but also Brighton, who they face on November 30, and West Ham, who they challenge on February 3. They have ties with two Dutch clubs, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord, as well as Czech outfit Sparta Prague, but do not play them.

24 teams in this tournament

Divided into three groups of 8, the 24 teams will aim to finish in the top two or the two best third places to qualify for the quarter-finals. The knockout stages are then held in a dry match, with extra time and a penalty shootout if the score is level after 90 minutes.

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A way to raise the level of opposition to Crescendo is by facing Liverpool, Everton, Porto or another French club, Paris Saint-Germain.

Conquerors and legendary players

A proof of the difficulty of the competition, in which the best European training centers participate, is the list of winners of the competition. In fact, we saw Porto in 2017 and 2018, Manchester City in 2015, Villarreal in 2016 and the winner and defending champion Bayern Munich in 2019.

In this first edition after the health crisis, Damien Perinelle and his men will have a lot to do to perform well in a match that saw players like Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid), Figayo Tomori (AC Milan) or James Maddison (AC Milan). Leicester).

Preparing players at a high level

Fierce competition allows residents of the elite group to measure themselves against opponents from diverse backgrounds, with different football training. A way to prepare them for a higher level and give them a boost of motivation. “Manchester United in particular, we hope to improve with this kind of encounter against Arsenal,” explains Damien Perinel.

With these two meetings scheduled for Friday, November 11 and Monday, November 14, the Elite Group will have the opportunity to showcase its level of talent. So it is impossible to see our Red and Whites winning against the Red Devils. Answer this Friday (7pm) on the Old Trafford turf, sorry! Before winning the trophy next spring?

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