UEFA Regions' Cup finals draw made in Dublin

The draw for the UEFA Regions' Cup finals has been made at the Dublin Arena, with hosts Eastern Region IRL in Group A with Bosnian, Czech and Turkish opposition.

UEFA Youth and Amateur Football Committee chairman Jim Boyce reveals one of the teams
UEFA Youth and Amateur Football Committee chairman Jim Boyce reveals one of the teams ©Sportsfile

Host team Eastern Region IRL will play sides from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic and Turkey in the 2015 UEFA Regions' Cup finals.

Two groups of four were formed at the Dublin Arena during the draw for the world's most prestigious amateur tournament, which begins on 26 June in the Irish capital and concludes on 4 July.

Group A: Eastern Region IRL (Republic of Ireland, hosts), Ankara (Turkey), South Moravia (Czech Republic), Tuzla Canton (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Group B: Zagreb (Croatia), Dolnośląski (Poland), Eastern Region NIR (Northern Ireland), Württemberg (Germany)

The winners of each pool will contest the final. Italian selection Veneto triumphed at the 2013 edition on home soil. 

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Ray Houghton, who assisted with the draw, said: "I wish all of the teams involved every success and I'm sure you'll have a great time in Dublin. The welcome you'll get here will be quite incredible."

Tony Fitzgerald, Football Association of Ireland (FAI) president, added: "Ireland is very much looking forward to the ninth Regions' Cup finals and I'm sure all our visitors will have a time to remember in Dublin in June."

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