Group formation for the Granatkin Memorial


On 7-22 January 2017 the XXIХ edition of the traditional international youth tournament in the memory of FIFA first vice-president Valentin Granatkin will take place in Saint-Petersburg. Sixteen selection teams (players born in or after 1999) will take part in the competition.

Under the draw the teams were divided into four groups.


Group А: Tajikistan, Greece, Bulgaria, Estonia.

Group В: Latvia, Belarus, RUSSIA, India.

Group С: Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Slovakia, Kazakhstan.

Group D: Moldova, Slovenia, Saint-Petersburg, Iran.

The matches will take place in Peterburgskiy Sports and Concert Complex.

The match calendar of the tournament will be published at in due time.

The Russian U18 team headed by Mikhail Galaktionov will set off for Saint-Petersburg on 3 January for the training camp. The opening matches of the tournament will take place on 8 January.