Meet The World - Gothia Cup
– an initiative from SKF

When you go to Gothia Cup, you might fulfill your dream of playing football in front of 60 000 screaming fans. You will travel, meet people from all over the world and focus on your love of football for a whole week. And maybe, just maybe win everything together with your team.

As main sponsors, we at SKF want to give more young players the chance to join 35000 players and leaders for a week of football and fun. We are proud that we already have helped more than 5000 players from our 260 Meet the World pre-tournaments make the journey to Sweden and Gothia Cup.

We hope they left Gothenburg with lifelong memories and friendships. And we know we will help more meet across borders at Gothia Cup.



SKF Canada coasting to semi-finals

SKF Canada coasting to semi-finals

The girls in SKF Canada have comfortably gone through to the semi-final, beating their southern neighbours NSA from the US. “Canadians and Americans are very competitive so it felt good to beat them”, says Isabel, one of the players.

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Feeling of community when Meet The World teams gathered

Feeling of community when Meet The World teams gathered

The world in one schoolyard? That was almost the feeling when this year’s SKF Meet The World teams gathered outside the school ISGR. Where teams from all over the world united with song and dance, taking pictures with each other and introducing themselves to their new neighbors for the coming week.

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In Cazucá dreams come true through football

In Cazucá dreams come true through football

Tiempo de Juego was part of this year’s SKF Meet the World in Colombia. Football plays an important role in the players everyday life in Cazuca, a poor neighborhood in Bogotá.

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Meet Jana

JK Tabasalu, Estonia

Jana Tuga is 15 years old and is the goalkeeper for JK Tabasalu (Girls U15) from Tallinn. JK Tabasalu won the SKF Meet the World tournament in Estonia.

What’s is like being a goalkeeper?
Sometimes you have to be crazy to be a goalkeeper, but it’s a fantastic feeling to be the leader of the team and to save goals.

What’s your football ambition?
I’d like to play in Spain or Portugal.

What do you think of the Gothia Cup?
It’s very cool and it’s fun. There are many people who are so friendly. It feels like I’m at home. I’ve made new friends from Brazil, Italy, Portugal, England.

What’s the best part of your stay in Sweden?
The opening ceremony. I was very excited. It was beautiful. I liked it very much.

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