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Tölö IF, from Kungsbacka, will be the Swedish representative in the big nations parade at the Gothia Opening Ceremony 2017.
“We really look forward to this. The first reaction from the boys was ‘Wow, is it really true?’, Stefan Ryberg said, who is the coach for the clubs B14 team.

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Celebrate the Game

This summer, Gothia Cup’s fair play project ”Celebrate the Game” takes another step. Together, we will create an even better environment on and around the pitches.

“Gothia Cup is proud that ‘Celebrate the Game’ has become a role model, an inspiration that our participants can bring home to their communities”, says Niclas Freiholtz, Competition General.

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Gothia Cup breaks record

Today it’s exactly one month until Gothia Cup. We look forward to a record tournament, with more participating nations than ever. 82 nations will come together in Gothenburg, 16–22 of July.

“It’s great to see the meeting place Gothia Cup, become even more international and we’re happy to welcome new nations and cultures to our beautiful city, Gothenburg”, says Niclas Freiholtz, Competition General.

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Gothia Cup improves the world through football

Gothia Cup is a meeting place for the world’s children and adolescents – but not all people have the same possibilities to education and an active life, or the opportunity to come to Gothenburg and participate in The World Youth Cup.
In Gothia Cup Foundation, we improve the world through football, and give children and adolescents the opportunity to meet, regardless of religion, culture or social conditions.

More than a million players, from a total of 140 countries, have participated in Gothia Cup. At the world’s largest football tournament for adolescents, people meet every year with football as the common denominator and uniting power. All these meetings lead to lifelong friendships and brings hope of a better future.
But not all children and adolescents have the opportunity to play football. With focus on sustainability and community, Gothia Cup engages in a collection of projects around the world, to give children and adolescents the possibility to education and an active life in their everyday life – and an experience for life in Gothenburg at the Gothia Cup.

In Gothia Cup Foundation, we improve the world through football. The different projects are:
* SKF Meet The World – Together with our main partner, SKF, Gothia Cup runs the “Meet The World” qualifying tournaments, held in around 20 countries globally. 3000 adolescents have been to Gothenburg as members of winning teams to play the Gothia Cup.
* CF Gothia Brazzaville – In Congo Brazzaville, Gothia Cup runs the sports academy CF Gothia, together with the Uniting Church in Sweden. Around 300 boys and girls are enrolled at the school. Every day they play sports and participate in social activities to learn about democracy and equality, with focus on maturing and developing as humans with good values.
* Kim Källström Trophy – Since 2011, The Kim Källström Trophy gives young people with some form of intellectual disability the opportunity to participate in the Gothia Cup, as well as building a more inclusive and tolerant society, not just in Sweden but around the world.
* Gothia Cup Fundraising Program – Each year, the Gothia Cup assists teams to come to the tournament, through participation and travel grants given to teams that otherwise would not have had the opportunity to participate in the World Youth Cup.

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Represent your country in the Opening Ceremony!

Gothia Cup’s Opening Ceremony is a tribute to all teams and nations participating in the tournament and we celebrate this with a spectacular show full of great singing and dancing and of course the well appreciated Parade of Nations.

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On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, the Kim Källström Trophy by Gothia Cup was awarded a contribution of 50,000 euro by the Postcode Lottery Sport Foundation. The Kim Källström Trophy provides young people with some form of intellectual disability the opportunity to participate in the Gothia Cup.

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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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New logo and website

The worlds largest football tournament and Swedens largest yearly event renews it’s graphic profile. The new profile includes a brand new logo with a matching icon. The icon is a symbol for the global meeting place that the Gothia Cup is for the youths of the world every year. This gives the tournament a new and modern look thats more suitable for the digital age.

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