About Gothia Cup


Gothia Cup 2022 is from 18th July to 23rd July.  It is our intention for teams to depart on 15th, 16th or 17th July depending on flight availability and return the following weekend. Matches start on Monday 18th July. The team will return the following weekend.

The Gothia Cup the most prestigious football tournament in the world!

It’s the teams, and participants from around the world that make the tournament unique. A meeting place for the world’s youth, irrespective of religion, skin color or nationality, with football as the common denominator. Gothia Cup was first held in 1975. Through the years, almost a million players from a total of 146 countries have participated in the tournament.

The squad will fly to Gothenburg on the weekend before the tournament which starts on 13th July and train in Gothenburg prior to the tournament starting.

The first match at the tournament will be on Monday 13th July with the Opening Ceremony that evening. The squad will fly home the following weekend. The B11 and B12 teams have their last match on the Friday, whilst the older teams have finals on Friday and Saturday.

Once we know how many players are flying we will be able to finalise flight arrangements. We plan for the teams to fly from either Gatwick or Heathrow.

During their trip the players will stay in a School in the centre of Gothenburg. They will receive top quality coaching and attend workshops run by the coaching staff and physiotherapists on issues such as nutrition and hydration, sports psychology and injury prevention. Off the pitch the players will meet and make friends with players from different cultures and backgrounds. The tournament will be great fun and a fantastic environment for the players to develop both as footballers and as young men.

Over 80 nations will take part in the tournament, bringing together some of the most talented youth footballers in the world. The Opening Ceremony will take place in the world famous Ullevi stadium, with over 52,000 people in the crowd.

The tournament finals will be watched by 30,000 spectators and broadcast all over the world.

Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city and an ideal venue. With excellent transport network and two airports, as well as plenty of tourist activities (including a huge theme park in the city centre) this is an ideal location for the tournament.

For further information visit: http://www.gothiacup.se/

Or download the Gothia Cup App

Players might be interested in this programme about Jamie Johnson playing at the Gothia Cup

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006gtq/jamie-johnson-series-4-14-the-real-gothia-cup

Feedback from parents 2019 Gothia Cup

Feedback from parents 2018 Gothia Cup

 

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