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Amateurs await Regions' Cup draw

The draw for UEFA Regions' Cup will be held on Saturday, with honour at stake for Europe's best amateurs.

The draw for the finals of the UEFA Regions' Cup will be held on Saturday, with honour at stake for Europe's finest amateur sides.

Final tournament
The final tournament, which will take place in Germany from 22 June to 28 June 2003, will see eight sides competing for the third Regions' Cup. There will be a new name on the trophy, after the inaugural 1999 winners Veneto Amateur from Italy and 2001 champions Central Moravia from the Czech Republic both failed to reach the final stage.

Showcase finale
Saturday's draw, which will take place at 12:00CET, will see the eight teams involved divided into two groups of four. The four sides in each group will play each other once, with the two section winners meeting in the final - which will take place at the Albstadion in Heidenheim on Saturday 28 June 2003 at 17:00CET.

Group winners
The host regional association's side, Württemberg Amateur, who were also winners of qualifying Group 6, have automatically been seeded first in Group A for the draw. They will be joined in the finals by fellow group winners Geyasan Amateur of Azerbaijan, Ligue du Maine Amateur of France, Hungarian side Szabolcs Gabona Csoport Amateur, North District Amateur of the Netherlands and Ticino Amateur of Switzerland, as well as two other sides who qualified through the intermediary round.

Mystery team
The first of those two sides is Italy's Piemonte Valle d'Aosta Amateur, but the second is yet to be decided, with the two-legged fixture between Czech side Central Bohemia Amateur and Spain's Principado de Asturias Amateur yet to be completed. The Spanish hopefuls are 1-0 up from the first leg in the Czech Republic, with the second leg in Asturia to be played on 7 May.

Draw protocol
The draw will be conducted by Mehmed Spaho from Bosnia-Herzegovina, a member of the UEFA Youth and Amateur Football Committee. The teams will be drawn from the pot one after another. The order of the teams drawn will be A1 (Württemberg Amateur), B5, A2, B6, A3, B7, A4, B8.