Monday, December 29, 2008

First Channel Cup

While the harsh winter months are a bit more difficult because of the break from the Football season, the early season tournaments offer a series of great match-ups. Possibly one of the most exciting this year is the First Channel Cup that will bring together clubs from Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

The eight clubs will be broken in two groups of four starting on January 25, with the winners of each group meeting in a final on February 1. From Russia, CSKA Moscow, Zenit Saint Petersburg and Krylia Sovetov will take part, with FC Bunyodkor from Uzbekistan and Dynamo Kyiv, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Shakhtar Donetsk and Metalist Kharkiv

First Channel Cup 2009
Group 1: CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Kyiv, Krylya Sovetov, Metalist Kharkiv
Group 2: Zenit Saint-Petersburg, FC Bunyodkor, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Shakhtar Donetsk

25.1: Shakhtar Donetsk – Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, FC Bunyodkor – Zenit Saint-Petersburg
26.1: CSKA Moscow – Dynamo Kyiv, Metalist Kharkiv – Krylya Sovetov
27.1: Shakhtar Donetsk – FC Bunyodkor, Zenit Saint-Petersburg – Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
28.1: CSKA Moscow – Metalist Kharkiv, Dynamo Kyiv - Krylya Sovetov
29.1: Shakhtar Donetsk – Zenit Saint-Petersburg, FC Bunyodkor – Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
30.1: CSKA Moscow – Krylya Sovetov, Dynamo Kyiv – Metalist Kharkiv

1.2: Final - Winner group 1 vs Winner group 2