Meet The World - Gothia Cup

Meet The World

by SKF

Gothia Cup is a meeting place for young people from all over the world. Together with our main partner, SKF, we want to give underprivileged children, who otherwise cannot afford to travel to Sweden, the chance to come to Gothenburg and be part of the world’s largest youth football tournament.

So, in 2007 we started the Meet the World pre-tournaments. They are arranged each year in over 20 countries where you can find SKF.

Since the start, 240 Meet the World tournaments have been played in 43 countries, with around 30,000 players. We are very proud that we have been able to bring 4,000 of them to Gothenburg and Gothia Cup, so they can share their love for football.

Afterwards, they leave Sweden with lifelong memories and friendships, as well as an even better understanding of why teamwork, responsibility, equal opportunetiy and having fun across borders are important.

News

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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Here are all the Meet The World teams of this years Gothia Cup

Here are all the Meet The World teams of this years Gothia Cup

The SKF Meet The World tournaments all over the world are all over and now each winner prepares for the journey to Gothenburg. Here are all the teams that will participate in this years Gothia Cup. 

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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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