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Ajax become the 16th and last addition to the mini-Champions League tournament, with the four groups and fixtures for each of the elite youth entrants now revealed

Ajax are the final club to be given a place in a new European tournament that will include future stars from many of the biggest clubs on the continent.

The NextGen Series’ inaugural year will boast an elite selection of some of the biggest sides in the world, including Barcelona, Inter and PSV.

Four English teams – Aston Villa, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham – will be competing against the best youngsters around, with plans to introduce teams like Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea in years to come.

The under-19 tournament’s creator, Mark Warburton, was delighted the four-time European champions decided to become the 16th and final addition to this year’s competition.

“It is fantastic news that Ajax have signed up to the tournament,” he said.

“They are renowned for having one of the best youth academies in the world, producing the likes of Johan Cruyff, Clarence Seedorf and Dennis Bergkamp.”

Alongside the news that Ajax will be in the tournament was the drawing of the four groups of four.

There are mouth-watering ties in each, with the pairing of Manchester City and Barcelona standing out in particular.

The top two from each group will progress into the knock-out phase to be held in January 2012, possibly in Abu Dhabi.

The full list of group stage fixtures are printed below.


GROUP ONE | TEAMS & FIXTURES
BARCELONA MANCHESTER CITY
CELTIC MARSEILLE
AUG 31 - CELTIC (A)
SEP 14 - MAN CITY (A)
SEP 28 - MARSEILLE (H)
OCT 19 - MARSEILLE (A)
NOV 02 - MAN CITY (H)
NOV 23 - CELTIC (H)
SEP 14 - BARCELONA (H)
OCT 5 - MARSEILLE (A)
OCT 19 - CELTIC (H)
NOV 2 - BARCELONA (A)
NOV 9 - CELTIC (A)
NOV 23 - MARSEILLE (H)
AUG 17 - MARSEILLE (A)
AUG 31 - BARCELONA (H)

SEP 14 - MARSEILLE (H)
OCT 19 - MAN CITY (A)
NOV 9 - MAN CITY (H)
NOV 23 - BARCELONA (A)
AUG 17 - CELTIC (H)
SEP 14 - CELTIC (A)
SEP 28 - BARCELONA (A)
OCT 5 - MAN CITY (H)
OCT 19 - BARCELONA (H)
NOV 23 - MAN CITY (A)

GROUP TWO | TEAMS & FIXTURES
LIVERPOOL SPORTING LISBON
MOLDE WOLFSBURG
AUG 17 - SPORTING (H)
AUG 31 - MOLDE (A)
SEP 14 - WOLFSBURG (H)
SEP 29 - MOLDE (H)
OCT 5 - WOLFSBURG (A)
NOV 23 - SPORTING (A)
AUG 17 - LIVERPOOL (A)
AUG 31 - WOLFSBURG (H)
SEP 21 - MOLDE (H)
OCT 5  - MOLDE (A)
OCT 19 - WOLFSBURG
NOV 23 - LIVERPOOL (H)
AUG 18 - WOLFSBURG (H)
AUG 31 - LIVERPOOL (H)
SEP 21 - SPORTING (A)
SEP 29 - LIVERPOOL (A)
OCT 5 - SPORTING (H)
NOV 2 - WOLFSBURG (A)
AUG 18 - MOLDE (A)
AUG 31 - SPORTING (A)
SEP 14 - LIVERPOOL (A)
OCT 5 - LIVERPOOL (H)
OCT 19 - SPORTING (H)
NOV 2 - MOLDE (H)

GROUP THREE | TEAMS & FIXTURES
BASEL
TOTTENHAM
PSV EINDHOVEN
INTER
AUG 17 - TOTTENHAM (H)
AUG 31 - PSV (H)
SEP 28 - INTER (A)
OCT 19 - INTER (H)
NOV 2 - PSV (A)
NOV 23 - TOTTENHAM (A)
AUG 17 - BASEL (A)
AUG 31 - INTER (H)
SEP 28 - PSV (A)
OCT 19 - PSV (H)
NOV 2 - INTER (A)
NOV 23 - BASEL (H)
AUG 31 - BASEL (A)
SEP 14 - INTER (A)
SEP 28 - TOTTENHAM (H)
OCT 19 - TOTTENHAM (A)
NOV 2 - BASEL (H)
NOV 23 - INTER (H)
AUG 31 - TOTTENHAM (A)
SEP 14 - PSV (H)
SEP 28 - BASEL (H)
OCT 19 - BASEL (A)
NOV 2 - TOTTENHAM (H)
NOV 23 - PSV (A)

GROUP FOUR | TEAMS & FIXTURES
AJAX ROSENBORG
ASTON VILLA
FENERBAHCE
AUG 24 - ROSENBORG (H)
SEP 7 - FENERBAHCE (H)
SEP 23 - VILLA (A)
OCT 5 - AJAX (A)
NOV 2 - FENERBAHCE (A)
NOV 23 - VILLA (H)
AUG 24 - AJAX (A)
SEP 7 - VILLA (H)
SEP 23 - FENERBAHCE (A)
OCT 5 - AJAX (H)
OCT 12 - FENERBAHCE (H)
NOV 2 - VILLA (A)
AUG 24 - FENERBAHCE (H)
SEP 7 - ROSENBORG (A)
SEP 21 - AJAX (H)
OCT 5 - FENERBAHCE (A)
NOV 2 - ROSENBORG (H)
NOV 23 - AJAX (A)
AUG 24 - VILLA (A)
SEP 7 - AJAX (A)
SEP 23 - ROSENBORG (H)
OCT 5 - VILLA (H)
OCT 12 - ROSENBORG (A)
NOV 2 - AJAX (H)


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