The third biggest country in the Gothia Cup 2014 – Norway.
The fourth biggest country in the Gothia Cup 2014 – USA.
The fifth biggest country in the Gothia Cup 2014 – England.
33 more countries.
The first 33 countries.
Gothia Cup 2014 is now over and we hope that all participants in this year’s tournament went home with new friends and memories for life. We have already begun the work on next year’s tournament.
Registration for the Gothia Cup 2015 opens on September 10th
From 2015, we will change the ages of two of the girls’ classes. Girls 19 and 17 disappears and are replaced with Girls 18 and 16.
Here are the age categories for the 2015 tournament:
B18 – Boys born 1/1-97 and later
B16 – Boys born 1/1-99 and later
B15 – Boys born 1/1-00 and later
B14 – Boys born 1/1-01 and later
B13 – Boys born 1/1-02 and later
B12 – Boys born 1/1-03 and later (7-a-side)
B11 – Boys born 1/1-04 and later (7-a-side)
G18 – Girls born 1/1-97 and later
G16 – Girls born 1/1-99 and later
G15 – Girls born 1/1-00 and later
G14 – Girls born 1/1-01 and later
G13 – Girls born 1/1-02 and later
G12 – Girls born 1/1-03 and later (7-a-side)
Welcome back you all!
The Jubilee Tournament anno 2014 is now over and it’s with a big smile, we say thank you to you all. It was with an awesome start we kicked off the week when the World Cup in Brazil handed over to the World Youth Cup in Sweden the same day all teams arrived.
All the joy, splendor of color and emotions that result when so many nationalities gathered in one place is something quite unique. The pride to play for one’s club, one’s country and to share this with other teams. I hope you have made new friends, got to know yourselves and your teammates a little better and had a lot of fun.
In 40 years we have together made the Gothia Cup an international event and we look forward to keep building and developing the tournament together for many more successful years!
A big thank you to you all and welcome back next year!
Gothia Cup 2015 – July 12th – 18th
Today Saturday the finals contiunues and there will be a great day at SKF Arena. If you aren’t in Gothenburg you can still follow the matches by live goal reports or on web-TV.
To the right in the list are symbols which take you to live goal reports and web-TV.
Boys 18 Final:
BK Häcken – Lärje/Angered 6-4 p (1-0)
In the last final of Gothia Cup, the two local teams Häcken and Lärje/Angered met in the B18 final. Lärje/Angered started the game best and had the most opportunities to take the lead. Instead, Häcken scored 1-0 after 17 minutes. Robert Lipovac showed some great skills and went through three defenders and shot the ball in the net. Häcken played with good control, but it wasn’t going to be that easy to win the gold. Lärje/Angereds number 11, Chadly Maduka was a big threat the whole game, and with only eight minutes left of the game, he scored the equalizer. Just like a lot of other finals this day, it was going to be decided by penalty shootout. This time, BK Häcken won.
– Lovely. Feels good to win such a big tournament, says Robert Lipovac after receiving the MVP award.
Girls 17 Tipselit Trophy:
CD San Gabriel – Paris St. Germain (0 – 0) 6 – 7 pen.
It took 60 minutes of playing time and 8 rounds of penalties to separate these two teams, and ultimately it was French side Paris St. Germain who won. It was also the French who were in command for most of the game, however, San Gabriel defended well and did not offer PSG much in the way of scoring chances. Even if PSG had created more during open play, that isn’t any help when it goes to penalties. In a real nail-biter, PSG goalkeeper Chloe Ngazi struck home with her team’s eight penalty and the French team could lift the trophy. MVP of the game was Marie Katoto.
– There was such enormous pressure before that final kick, when it went in it was like an explosion of joy, said Ngazi.
Boys 17 Tipselit Trophy:
Mjällby AIF – Right to Dream 6-7 p (0-0)
In Tipselit Trophy, Swedish Mjällby faced Right to Dream from Ghana in the B17 final. The game was close, so close that the game was decided by penalty shootouts after 0-0 in full time. Right to Dream was the most aggressive and offensive team but Mjällby defended very well. Mjällby’s both goalkeepers (they changed in half time) played excellent. The penalties were good by both teams and it was in the seventh penalty round Right to Dream scored the game-winning goal after a save by their goalkeeper just before.
– Amazing. It’s our dream to win this. A big thank you to everybody, says Ameyawu Muntari.
Boys 15 Final:
J-L Juniors – TSV Havelse 2 – 2 (0 – 2) 7 – 5 after penalties
After a great comeback, Japanese side J-L Juniors won their final, beating German side TSV Havelse on penalties. THe first half can be summed up by J-L Juniors had possession – Havelse scored goals. J-L Juniors pressed the Germans back into their own half, moving the ball around skillfully. It was however Havelse who scored. First a hard free kick from Stanko Lasic and then an excellent finish from Tim Stiller made the score 2 – 0 at halftime. J-L Juniors was not deterred and kept on pressing and combining well. Miyashiro Taisei reduced the lead after 41 minutes and eight minutes later Toshiki Okazaki struck the equalizer with a brilliant shot. Havelse held on and took the game to penalties, where the Japanese ultimately prevailed, the final penalty taken by Kaito Kuwahara. The MVP of the game was Yukinari Sugawara.
– We really wanted to get back after being down by two goals, said Toshiki Okazaki afterwards. There was enormous pressure when it went to penalties but we handled it well!
Boys 16 Final:
HK 1 – Onsala BK 5-6 p (1-0)
Such a close final between the teams from Iceland and Sweden. The Icelandic team HK started the game with good energy and speed, and also scored the first goal after thirteen minutes by Dagur Torsteinsson. On a free kick, a HK player scored with a header in the penalty area. In the second half, Onsala scored the equalizer by Victor Heed on a penalty shot. After that, Onsala created more and more chances than HK, but no more goals were made before full time and the game would be decided by penalties. While there, Onsala won.
– I’m very satisfied. Everyone fight together as a team. It was a close game with a good opponent, says Marcus Jarl, who scored the game-winning goal in the penalty shootout.
And his feeling right after he decided the final?
– I can’t describe it. It’s the best feeling I’ve ever had.
Girls 15 Final:
LB 07 – Eskilstuna Utd DFF 3 – 2 (1 – 0)
LB 07 of Malmö, Sweden won their final against Eskilstuna, Sweden. Their first goal came from a corner where Tilda Nilsson put the ball in the back of the net. LB07 was in control for much of the game and at the end of the first half Alice Magnusson’s shot was denied by the post. In the second half the heat started being a factor and the game slowed down a bit. Millena Souares de Souza Lindvall of LB07 scored from close range after a nice pass from Josefine Svensson, making it 2 – 0.
Eskilstuna fought back and Cajsa Åkerbergs headed home after a perfect free kick from Sara Linnakallio. 2 – 1 but Josefine Svensson got her second assist of the day, a through ball that Alice Magnusson put into the net. Sara Linnakallio scored on a penalty in the last second of the game, making the final score 3 – 2. Central midfielder Nellie Lilja of LB 07 received the MVP award.
– We played a great game, especially in the first half, said LB 07 coach Lars Paulsson. In the second half the heat got to us a bit but we held on and are very happy for this victory, he concluded.
Boys 14 Final:
Senlis, U.S.M – IF Brommapojkarna 1-6 (0-2)
The final between the French Senlis and Brommapojkarna from Sweden was never really close. The Swedes started scoring after five minutes and when they did 2-0 before 20 minutes was played, on a penalty shot, a French player was given a red card in the same situation. Brommapojkarna had control the rest of the game and in the second half, they scored four more goals and won convincingly.
– This feels really good. It’s been a long week, says captain Adam Grundström.
Girls 14 Final:
KFV Segeberg – AIK FF 1 – 3 (0 – 2)
The third AIK girls team to reach the final also became the third gold medalists. In an exciting game against German side KFV Segeberg the Swedish side took the lead through Marieke Sandmeir early on. KFV, however, created their fair share of chances, often using Anna Lena Stolze to good effect. A free kick hit the post and AIK keeper Madeleine Östergren had a few very important saves. AIK extended their lead through Saga Nygård before half time and Paloma Graf made it 3 -0 in the second half. Stolze finally got through and centered the ball for Indra Hahn to tap in, making the final score 3 – 1.
– We played a good game tactically and got an early lead after our goalkeepeer made a very important save. It was a great game, said AIK coaches Hugo Berggren and Bobby Parming.