Gothia Cup set a record again, when opening registration for next year’s tournament. After only 12 minutes, the category for local teams was full.
Within the first four hours, teams from 17 different countries had registered. For the first time since 1992, a team from New Zealand will be coming to the world’s largest youth football tournament.
Registration for Gothia Cup 2019 opened at 10.00 in the morning and teams stood stand-by for what, in recent years, has become the traditional “kick-off” for next year’s tournament. In under 12 minutes the category with local teams reached its limit, 250 teams, and opened the waiting list for teams registering after that.
Last year the record was set to 53 minutes but the old record vanished when registration for Gothia Cup 2019 opened.
Not only did the local teams wait eagerly for registrations to open. At 10.01, Gothia Cup registered the first international team – Portuguese AFD Torre.
Almost 400 teams from 17 different nations registered within the first four hours. Participating teams can register in one of four categories: school accommodation, hotel, own accommodation or local teams (staying at home).
Gothia Cup 2019 – countries with teams registered within the first four hours:
Austria, Canada, England (UK), Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Kuwait, Latvia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine, USA.
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