Category: Meet The World

 “We were like 22 feet in one body”

At the end of May, the Galatasaray High School team from Istanbul won SKF’s first Meet the World tournament to be held in Turkey. By winning the local pre-tournament, the Girls U18 school team (not to be confused with the famous Galatasaray football club) will now travel to Gothenburg this summer to play in the Gothia Cup tournament.

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Every team needs a hero. And who is the person that makes your team work together? Who provides the comforting shoulder? Is it your coach? Or an enthusiastic mother? An assistant trainer? Join the #meetourhero competition and show the world who gives their heart and soul to make your team winners! One lucky winner will get football gear worth €3,000 for the whole team!

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Helping to develop kids in India

In line with a shared ambition to promote teamwork, responsibility and equal opportunity, SKF started the Meet the World pre-tournaments in 2007. They give children, who might not otherwise be able to afford to travel to Sweden, the chance to come to Gothenburg and be part of the Gothia Cup.

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Feeling like champions in Germany

The first SKF Meet the World pre-tournament in 2018 took place in Germany in February. SG Quelle Fürth (Boys 11) from the city of Fürth (near Nürnberg) won the tournament and can now look forward to an all-expenses-paid trip to Gothenburg this summer to play in the Gothia Cup.

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Girl power in Peru

On June 16, for the first time in 36 years, Peru will return to the men’s World Cup finals when they kick-off against Denmark in Saransk, Russia. A month later, the first girls team from Peru to qualify through the SKF Meet The World tournament will be in Gothenburg, Sweden, to play in the world’s largest youth soccer tournament.

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Gothia Cup and SKF offers free livestream

Gothia Cup has signed a new three-year contract with SKF as the main partner for the world’s largest youth football tournament. The enhanced cooperation allows Gothia Cup to remove the pay wall for live streaming of matches during this summer’s tournament.

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