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Cardiff Met Hosts International Football Qualifiers

​International football action arrives at Cardiff Metropolitan University in June as the University prepares to play a prominent role in this summer's UEFA Regions' Cup, with Wales hosting a Preliminary Round Qualifying Group for the very first time.


The Regions' Cup sees the best regional teams from European countries compete biennially to be crowned tournament champions.

Each UEFA member nation may enter one representative amateur team into the competition, on the proviso that they have won a domestic amateur competition.

The accolade of representing Wales once again goes to the South Wales FA, who last month won the FAW Regions Cup Final against North Wales Coast FA in a 2-0 victory.

South Wales will be joined by the Evia Region of Greece, Amateurs FYR Macedonia and Sweden's Region of Gothenburg.

Cardiff Met's Cyncoed Campus is one of three locations across South Wales to host qualifying matches for the tournament as the Macedonia vs Greece, Greece vs Sweden and Sweden vs Macedonia fixtures are held at the stadium between the 4th and 10th June.

The University's facilities will also be utilised as a training base for the Greek team during their visit to the country.

Following the news that the Cyncoed Campus will be utilised as part of the Welsh FA's hosting duties, Owen Rodgers, Cardiff Metropolitan University's Acting Director of Sport said: "We are naturally excited to have been selected as one of the venues for the qualifying fixtures of one of the most prestigious international amateur football tournaments.

"It is a compliment to the university's excellent facilities that we have been selected to host three fixtures for the tournament and there is a buzz around the place as we prepare to host visitors from across Europe."