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 40 000 players and leaders for a week of football and fun. We are proud that we already have helped 3500 players from our 220 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.



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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Gothia Cup is nominated to the award Gyllene Hjulet

Gothia Cup is nominated to the award Gyllene Hjulet

On Thursday evening the award Gyllene Hjulet is distributed and Gothia Cup, together with SKF has the chance to become one of the winners. Meet the World is nominated in two categories: “International of the year” and “Long-term of the year”.

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The joy of organizing an SKF Meet the World tournament

The joy of organizing an SKF Meet the World tournament

Despite Belgium’s great football history, the country will be represented at the Gothia Cup as an SKF Meet the World team for the very first time. “It’s about time for us to show our football skills and participate in this year’s competition!”, says the Belgian SKF-employees Patrick Peters and Kim Boschmans.

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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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