The 20 teams who will compete in the World Finals of the 2012 Manchester United Premier Cup later this month have been confirmed.
The global Under-15s tournament has moved from Manchester to Shanghai this year and will take place the week before United’s Chevrolet China Cup game against Shanghai Shenhua on 25 July.
Among those joining the young Reds in China are reigning champions Pachuca, Celtic, host team Shanghai FA and fellow Chinese outfit Hubei FA.
See the full list of teams who have qualified for the finals on the right.
The opening ceremony is on 21 July and most of the tournament will be played at Shenhua’s home ground, Hongkou Stadium, from 22 to 24 July.
The final itself will take place on 25 July at the Shanghai Stadium, kick-off 17.30 local time, before Sir Alex’s men take to the field against Shenhua.
Shanghai FA (China)
Hubei FA (China)
Athletic Club (Spain)
Vfl Bochum (Germany)
Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia)
Espérance Sportive de Tunis (Tunisia)
Ajax Cape Town (South Africa)
Universidad Catolica (Chile)
Boca Juniors (Argentina)
Bangkok Christian College (Thailand)
Pohang Jecheol Middle School (S.Korea)
Gamba Osaka (Japan)
Keilor Park (Australia)