The Football Team of Azerbaijan (Under 17s) is to take part in the traditional International Football Tournament in Palanga to starting from August 16.
Within the group stage of the tournament, Yashar Vahabzadeh`s team is to play against Georgia, Byelorussia and Poland for the right to take first place. The winner of the group will go ahead to play in the key match of the tournament where such teams as Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, or Latvia could become their rivals, Trend reports. The Azerbaijani team has been preparing hard for the tournament with training aimed at strengthening their form a week prior to the start of the tournament.
It should be stressed that the team`s trip to Palanga is an important stage to their preparation of the first qualified round of the Europe Championships to be held in Baku in Autumn 2006.