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Premier League International Cup returns for 2022/23

3 Aug 2022
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All you need to know as top Academy teams in England compete against European development squads

The Premier League International Cup is returning for 2022/23, featuring 12 of England's best Academy sides and 12 of the top development squads from other European nations.

Introduced in the 2014/15 season, the tournament gives homegrown talent the chance to test themselves against the best young players on the continent and adapt to the different styles of European football.

The competition is for players in Under-16 to Under-21 age groups, but clubs are permitted to name five over-age outfield players and one overage goalkeeper. All matches are played in England.

Competing clubs
Premier League 2 clubs International clubs
Arsenal Sparta Praha
Blackburn Monaco
Brighton Celtic
Crystal Palace FC Porto
Everton Feyenoord
Fulham Dinamo Zagreb
Leicester Hertha BSC
Liverpool Paris Saint-Germain
Man Utd PSV Eindhoven
Stoke SC Braga
West Ham Valencia
Wolves Wolfsburg
Group stage

There will be three groups, each comprising four English sides and four teams from the continent.

In every group match, a team from Premier League 2 will face European opposition.

The top two teams from each group, plus the two best third-place teams, will qualify for the knockout stages.

Group A Group B Group C
Blackburn Arsenal Crystal Palace
Fulham Brighton Everton
Leicester Man Utd Liverpool
Wolves West Ham Stoke
Celtic Feyenoord Braga
Porto Monaco Dinamo Zagreb
Valencia PSV Hertha Berlin
Wolfsburg Sparta Praha Paris Saint-Germain
Knockout stage

This will consist of single-legged quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final, all played over 90 minutes with extra-time and penalties if required.

Any meetings between two overseas teams will be hosted by the Premier League at a neutral venue.

Past winners

2018/19 Bayern Munich
Porto B
2016/17 Porto B
2015/16 Villarreal B
2014/15 Manchester City
*2019/20 competition did not finish due to curtailment of season
**Competition didn't take place in 2020/21-21/22

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