Co Tyrone face Man United at Milk Cup

Published Friday, 25 May 2012
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County Tyrone will play Manchester United on the opening day of this year's Milk Cup on Saturday 21 July.

Co Tyrone face Man United at Milk Cup
Milk Cup's Victor Leonard and NI player Andrew Little make the Milk Cup draw. (© Presseye)

For the first time this year, the county teams will have home advantage in their matches.

In the Junior tournament County Down will face last year's champions, Everton.

The competition kicks off on earlier than usual this year because of the London Olympics.

Elsewhere County Armagh will welcome Tottenham Hotspur, Fermanagh host Newcastle and County Londonderry are at home to CSKA Moscow.

Northern Ireland's elite squad will play Chile, while Denmark face the USA and Turkey come up against Mexico.

Speaking at this year's Milk Cup Draw, Tourism Minister Arlene Foster said: "Northern Ireland is fortunate to host a 'world cup' of its own every summer. The Milk Cup has been bringing young footballing stars of the future from all over the world to Northern Ireland since it was first established in 1983. However, the tournament is about much more than nurturing talent.

"The Milk Cup has a positive impact on tourism growth and economic development.

"I hope the participants in this year's tournament enjoy the experience and that our international visitors will return to Northern Ireland again in the future."

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