Gothia PUMA Trophy (B17) will take place during Gothia Cup. Being one of the most qualitative tournaments in the world in this age category, Gothia PUMA Trophy is a professional tournament with only high quality international youth teams.
Gothia PUMA Trophy is an invitational tournament for boys aged 17. Twelve elite teams from Sweden is up against twelve international teams in the most prestigious matches of the year. Gothia PUMA Trophy 2021 will be the 12th time the tournament takes place. Teams that have celebrated victory in past editions are Wolverhampton, Elfsborg, GAIS, Santos Laguna, Everton and Right to Dream.
Gothenburg, Sweden, July 18th–24th, 2021
Boys born January 1st 2004 or later. From 2021 no overaged players are allowed.
There are a total of 24 teams invited, twelve from Sweden (strictly from the Swedish Premier League) and twelve international teams.
The teams are divided into groups of four. All teams meet in a round robin series. The two best placed teams in each group go to the A-play offs. The rest of the teams play the B-play offs. The four best group winners qualify directly for the quarterfinals, the other group winners and seconds in each group go to round of eights. In B-play offs the four best 3rds go to quarterfinals, the other 3rds and 4ths go to the round of eights. Round of eights and quarterfinals are played on the same day.
2 x 30 minutes
All matches are played at fields in the city centre and are played on astroturf. The final is played on hybrid grass.
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