Izmir Cup bound Man City have plans halted after Brussels bombing

The U12 Izmir Cup tournament organised by Turkish outfit Altinordu has been postponed following the Brussels bomb which took place today.

Manchester City were preparing to send their U12 side to the tournament but will have to wait to a later date.

The likes of Roma, Porto, Sporting Lizbon, Panathinaikos, Athletic Bilbao, Ajax & Feyenoord as well as Turkish giants Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray and Trabzonspor were also set to attend.

The club shared the following tweet and also released an official statement confirming the news.

The statement read: “Following the bomb blast in Brussels today we have decided to move the tournament to a later date.”

There have also been two terror attacks in Turkey over the last week one in Ankara followed by another in Istanbul.

The tournament is however, set to be played in Izmir which has so far escaped terror attacks.

The Izmir based side outfit have an unprecedented system in Turkey which plays to create a team a side made up fully of players developed by the club.

The project has attracted interest from across Europe and several Premier League sides including City, Liverpool, Stoke City and Norwich City have sent scouts to keep tabs on the players coming through the youth ranks.