What’s the difference to stay in the central parts of Gothenburg compare to outside the city?
The schools in the city centre are significantly fewer than outside the city center, therefore we can’t offer everyone accommodation in the central parts of Gothenburg. If you live in the centre you will be close to Heden, Avenyn and Liseberg, but you have longer trips to the games since there are only a few playing fields in the centre. It is very common to play games at for example Kviberg or in Kungsbacka. If you live outside the centre you will be closer to the fields and the surroundings are often quieter.
We want to stay in a specific school, is that possible?
Write your request on your registration and we will try our best to accommodate as many requests as possible! Though, we can never guarantee your preferences.
How do we do if one of our participants for religious reasons cannot consume pork meat?
Because we have many Muslims who come to the tournament, we have chosen not to serve pork at all. Therefore, this does not need be notified.
How will the age be controlled?
Each team must submit a list of players to the Gothia Cup administration before its first game in the tournament. All players MUST be able to identify themselves and to certify their age with a valid passport. For players from countries where a passport id is not required for travel to Sweden the least requirement is to present an attested picture identification. This will be taken care of as follows:
For teams lodged in schools or hotels booked through Gothia Cup – When you receive your participant cards.
For teams without accommodation booked through Gothia Cup – At the Central Information on/at Heden on Sunday and Monday and at Gothia Kungsbacka Center, Kviberg Center, Slättadamm, Välen or Åby on Monday before your first game in the tournament.
At this time each player on the list must be present and show proof of identity and age. This should be done before Monday 3 pm. Single players can join at a later time, provided that they are listed on the first given participant list and that the player shows valid proof of id at the Central Information, Heden before he/she plays his/her first game.
How many games will we play?
You will play 3 or 4 games in the first round, depending on if your group has 4 or 5 teams. From each group the 2 first placed teams advance to Play off A and 3-5 placed teams advance to Play off B, starting Wednesday afternoon or Thursday. All play off games will be decided by the cup system, i.e. by direct elimination.
How many players can we have in the team?
There is no limit to the number of players in each team. However only 7 substitutes are allowed in each match of 11-a-side. In classes B12, B11 and G12 you are allowed to have unlimited number of players during a single match, but only 7 on the playing field simultaneously.
What means of transportation do we use to get to the different fields?
With the Gothia Card you will have free access to city busses and trams within Gothenburg as well as the trains to Kungsbacka. All the fields are located within the reach of the public transportation system. Gothia Line is Gothia Cup’s shuttle service that goes on busy routs between some of our playing fields and schools. Please use the public transportation system in first hand since Gothia Line only is complimentary to the public transportation system.
When are the finals played?
You find the final schedule under “Week Program” in the menu or under “Gothia Finals”.
Where is a certain class playing?
One age class is not playing in just one location. The tournament takes place at different fields all over Gothenburg, and thus one class can play games in different locations.
We are not a certified team and want to borrow players from other teams, is that possible?
Most districts allow players under 15 years old to switch club once a year. It is possible to change club for not licensed players at the half turn of the year. You then have to sign a paper between the clubs. Be attentive that the player will belong to the club he/she played for at the Gothia Cup even during the coming fall season. The player can not go back to the mother club as easy. For licensed players (15 years old and older) the usual rules of transition applies. The player has to be licensed at the football association in respectively country for playing in the Gothia Cup.
Which rules of dispensation do you apply?
In the 11-a-side categories, dispensations will automatically be given to two players per squad who are maximum one year over aged. Note that you can not use more over aged players by switching them between matches.
For 7-a- side, no dispensation will automatically be accepted. Dispensation can be applied for, for a maximum of ONE player who already has an dispensation issued by its district associations, or where there are special reasons. Dispensation for over aged players must be applied for no later than July 1st 2017. After this date, no applications for dispensations will be accepted.
Girls may play in boys classes as long as the regulations for age categories are followed.
What rules applies to foreign teams?
Foreign teams have to follow the rules that apply for each country. Since most countries belong to FIFA, the rules are very alike around the world. The basic rule that applies everywhere is that each player has to be licensed to play with the team you play for in the Gothia Cup. The club has to be registered by the Football Association of its country that in its turn has to be a member of FIFA.
Which organization stands behind Gothia Cup?
Gothia Cup is owned and managed by the non-profit sports association BK Häcken.