Bavaria to host Regions' Cup in June

Bavaria will host the eight-team UEFA Regions' Cup finals from 18 to 26 June.

Burghausen is set to stage the final on 26 June
Burghausen is set to stage the final on 26 June ©Getty Images

Bavaria will host the 2019 UEFA Regions' Cup finals from 18 to 26 June.

The German region is one of eight qualifiers for the European amateur finals, along with teams from the Czech Republic, France, Poland, Russia, Spain, Slovakia and Turkey. Germany stages the finals for a second time after the 2003 edition in Württemberg.

In the draw, on a date to be announced, the teams will be split into two groups of four, to be played on 18, 20 and 23 June. The two group winners progress to the final on 26 June to compete for a trophy won in 2017 by Zagreb from Croatia, who missed out in qualifying this time around.

Hankofen Stadion
Hankofen Stadion©UEFA.com

 Proposed venues

Burghausen (final)
Hankofen
Kelheim
Landshut
Neustadt

Finalists

Kelheim Stadion
Kelheim Stadion©UEFA.com

Bavaria (GER, hosts)
Castilla y León (ESP)
Dolnośląski (POL)
Hradec Králové (CZE)
Istanbul (TUR)
Ligue de Normandie (FRA)
South Region – Chayka (RUS)
West Slovakia (SVK)

  • Qualifying: matches; final standings
  • Former champions qualified: Dolnośląski (2007), Castilla y León (2009)
  • Spain have a team in the finals for a record eighth time
  • Istanbul hosted the 2017 tournament
  • Hradec Králové are a record seventh different Czech team to qualify
  • Ligue de Normandie were formed in 2016 by a merger of clubs including 2007 qualifiers Ligue de Basse-Normandie
  • Zagreb of Croatia, 2017 winners and 2015 runners-up, were beaten to the 2019 finals by Ligue de Normandie
  • The Irish representatives, who won in 2015 but lost in the 2017 final, missed out behind West Slovakia
Landshut Stadion
Landshut Stadion©UEFA.com

Qualifying: how it worked

  • In all cases national qualifiers were held to decide the representative for each association. San Marino entered their national amateur team rather than a regional selection.
  • In the three preliminary round groups played in June and July, the teams finishing first and the two best runners-up progressed to the intermediate round.
  • The winners of the eight intermediate round groups, played as mini-tournaments, now compete in the finals next June, with one of those contenders, Bavaria, subsequently selected as hosts.

Past winners

Neustadt Stadion
Neustadt Stadion©UEFA.com

*Hosts

2017 UEFA Regions' Cup review
2017 UEFA Regions' Cup review

Host nations

  • 2019: Germany
  • 2017: Turkey
  • 2015: Republic of Ireland
  • 2013: Italy
  • 2011: Portugal
  • 2009: Croatia
  • 2007: Bulgaria
  • 2005: Poland
  • 2003: Germany
  • 2001: Czech Republic
  • 1999: Italy
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