UEFA InterToto Cup '99


The format for the Intertoto Cup (UIC) was announced Wednesday, June 2 '99
Round (#teams)


Winners (3)

Juventus (Italy) West Ham United (England) Montpellier (France)

Finals (6)

August 10
August 24

Juventus (Italy) vs Rennes (France)
West Ham United (England) vs Metz (France)
Montpellier (France) vs Hamburg SV (Germany)

Semi-Finals (12)

July 28
August 4
ARostselmash Rostov (Russia) vs Juventus (Italy)
BRennes (France) vs Austria Wien (Austria)
CWest Ham United (England) vs Heerenveen (Netherlands)
DMSV Duisburg (Germany) vs Montpellier (France)
ETrabzonspor (Turkey) vs Hamburg SV (Germany)
FMetz (France) vs Polonia Warsaw (Poland)

Round 3 (24)

July 17,18
July 24

Español (Spain) vs Montpellier (France)
Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt (Romania) vs Juventus (Italy)
Trabzonspor (Turkey) vs Perugia (Italy)
Heerenveen (Netherlands) vs Hammarby (Sweden)
West Ham United (England) vs Jokerit (Finland)
Lustenau (Austria) vs Rennes (France)
Hamburg SV (Germany) vs Basle (Switzerland)
St Truiden (Belgium) vs Austria Wien (Austria)
Varteks Verazdin (Croatia) vs Rostselmash Rostov (Russia)
Kocaelispor (Turkey) vs MSV Duisburg (Germany)
Lokeren (Belgium) vs Metz (France)
Polonia Warsaw (Poland) vs Vasas (Hungary)
Round 2 (32)

July 3,4
July 10,11

APerugia (Italy) vs Pobeda (Macedonia)
BMSV Duisburg (Germany) vs Newry Town (N.Ireland)
CBasle (Switzerland) vs Boby Brno (Czech Republic)
DCementarnica (Macedonia) vs Rostselmash Rostov (Russia)
EBrann (Norway) vs Varteks Verazdin (Croatia)
FRudar Velenje (Slovenia) vs Lustenau (Austria)
GLokeren (Belgium) vs IA (Iceland)
HMSK Zilina (Slovakia) vs Metz (France)
IFC Købnhavn (Denmark) vs Polonia Warsaw (Poland)
JHammarby (Sweden) vs Gomel (Belarus)
KVentspils (Latvia) vs Kocaelispor (Turkey)
LKarabakh Agdam (Azerbaijan) vs Montpellier (France)
MArarat Yereven (Armenia) vs St Truiden (Belgium)
NNeuchatel Xamax (Switzerland) vs Vasas (Hungary)
OJokerit (Finland) vs Floriana (Malta)
PCeahlaul Piatra Neamt (Romania) vs Jedinstvo (Bosnia)

Round 1 (40)

June 19,20
June 26,27

(Bold font indicates winners)
1Vålerenga (Norway) vs Ventspils (Latvia)
2Spartak Varna (Bulgaria) vs St Truiden (Belgium)
3Polonia Warsaw (Poland) vs Tiligul Tiraspol (Moldova)
4Pobeda (Macedonia) vs OD Trencin (Slovakia)
5Rudar Velenje (Slovenia) vs Halmstad (Sweden)
6Herfolge (Denmark) vs MSK Zilina (Slovakia)
7FCM Bacau (Romania) vs Ararat Yereven (Armenia)
8Lokomotiv Vitebsk (Belarus) vs Varteks Verazdin (Croatia)
9US Luxembourg (Luxembourg) vs Vasas (Hungary)
10Shelbourne (Ireland) vs Neuchatel Xamax (Switzerland)
11Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt (Romania) vs Ekranas Panevezys (Lithuania)
12Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic) vs Gomel (Belarus)
13Hrvatski Dragovoljac (Croatia) vs Newry Town (N.Ireland)
14Maccabi Haifa (Israel) vs Karabakh Agdam (Azerbaijan)
15Cementarnica (Macedonia) vs Kolkheti 1913 Poti (Georgia)
16Korotan (Slovenia) vs Basle (Switzerland)
17Jedinstvo (Bosnia) vs GI Gøtu (Faroe Islands)
18Aberystwyth Town (Wales) vs Floriana (Malta)
19IA (Iceland) vs Teuta Durres (Albania)
20Jokerit (Finland) vs Trans Narva (Estonia)


Intertoto Background

This competition has been around for many years, primarily as a means of generating money for betting shops over the football-starved summer. In 1995, UEFA raised the competition's profile by allotting 2 places in the UEFA Cup to the 2 clubs who make it through the competition. As such, there is no Intertoto Cup winner and no trophy!

The new image was given a great boost by Bordeaux's progress from the Intertoto that first year to the UEFA Cup final. In the second year of the new look competition, only Karlsruher of the 3 'winners' (Karlsruher SC, Silkeborg and Guingamp, UEFA having decided to add another UEFA cup place) made it past the UEFA Cup 1st Round, succumbing eventually to Brøndby in the 3rd Round. The following year, of the 3 French winners, Auxerre performed best being beaten by eventual finalists Lazio in the quarter finals while both Bastia and Lyonnais were knocked out the 2nd Round in what was a disappointing year for French teams in Europe in general. However, Bologna's achievement last year in reaching the UEFA Cup Semi-Finals from the Intertoto has meant a surge in interest from clubs throughout Europe, desparate to share in the big cashfalls promised by the new season's competitions.


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