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Final results in the Gothia Cup 2012

Press Releases   •   Jul 21, 2012 18:35 GMT

After over 4000 matches between 1615 teams from 78 nations, the finals have been played in 14 different classes in the Gothia Cup 2012 - eight boys' classes (B) and six classes for girls (G1). The finals in Kim Kallstrom Trophy was played on Thursday.

 

Resultat, finaler:

B11: Hammarby FF (SWE) – KFW Segeberg 1 (GER): 4 – 2

B12: IF Elfsborg (SWE) – Efthymiades FC (CYP): 3 – 2

B13: CEF 18 Tucuman (ARG) – Club Reunion (FRA): 2 – 0

B14: Chivas Guadalajara (MEX) – Fyllingsdalen FK 1 (NOR):  4 – 1           

B15: ACBB Paris (FRA) – Kampala Junior Team (UGA): 1 – 0

B16: Paris FC (FRA) – Cruzeiro EC (BRA): 1 – 0 p

B17: Santos Laguna (MEX) – Djurgårdens IF (SWE): 2 – 0

B18: Fässbergs IF (SWE) – Fyllingsdalen FK (NOR): 1 – 0 p

           

G12: AIK FF (SWE) – San Gabriel, CD (SPA): 4 – 1

G13: Södra Sandby IF (SWE) – Boo FF (SWE): 2 – 0

G14: Bergdalens IK (SWE) – Vasalunds DFF (SWE): 2 – 1 p

G15: IF Brommapojkarna (SWE) – Gamla Upsala SK (SWE): 1 – 0

G17: Bele Barkarby FF (SWE) – Gustafs GoIF (SWE): 2 – 1 p

G19: AIK FF (SWE) – Karlskrona FF (SWE): 2 – 0

 

Kim Källström Trophy:

Grupp 1: Special Olympics Romania – IF Hammaren: 4 – 1

Grupp 2: Special Olympics Azerbaijan – Special Olympics Lithuania: 2 – 0

Grupp 3: Fässbergs IF – Special Olympic Cyprus: 5 – 1

Grupp 4: Olympique Lyonnais – Special Olympics Serbia: 3 – 0

Grupp 5: IF Änglarna  – Ronneby BK: 3 – 0

Grupp 6: Johannesbergs LIF – Grunden BOIS black: 8 – 1

For more information:

Pär Karlsson, Press Officer Gothia Cup. Phone: +46-708-12 27 30. E-mail: par.karlsson@gothiacup.se

www.gothiacup.se


Gothia Cup is the world's largest and most international youth football tournament that is being played every year in Gothenburg, Sweden. Gothia Cup was first held in 1975 and today over 35 000 players in 1570 teams from 70 different nations from around the world participates in the tournament. In 2007 Gothia Cup was named by FIFA as The World Youth Cup and in 2010 the tournament was appointed one of the 12 largest Swedish leadership achievements of modern times by the Swedish Centre of Commerce. SKF is the main partner of the Gothia Cup.

After over 4000 matches between 1615 teams from 78 nations, the finals have been played in 14 different classes in the Gothia Cup 2012 - eight boys' classes (B) and six classes for girls (G1). The finals in Kim Kallstrom Trophy was played on Thursday.

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Meet the World – World record attempt at Liseberg

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2012 08:28 GMT

In conjunction with the 38th annual Gothia Cup football tournament held in Gothenburg, there will be a world record attempt at Liseberg Amusement Park in the category of “Most nationalities on a theme park ride”. Participants in the attempt include players from the Meet the World tournaments, Gothia Cup and citizens of Gothenburg.

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Prince Daniel visits Gothia Cup this summer

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2012 07:48 GMT

When the Gothia Cup starts on Monday 16 July, Prince Daniel of Sweden will pay a visit to the tournament. – We are very pleased and honoured that Prince Daniel is interested in Gothia Cup. The tournament is basically all about football as a way to create understanding between people regardless of nationality, colour, religion, sex or physical conditions, says Dennis Andersson, General Secretary of the Gothia Cup.

Gothia Cup is the world´s largest sporting event for young people and has this year attracted 1625 teams from 80 nations – new record for the tournament, both in terms of number of teams and number of nations.

– It is obviously very positive that Prince Daniel visits us during the tournament week. It contributes to raise awareness of the possibilities to unite around a common interest in order to bridge differences between people. Moreover, I know that the Prince has a great interest in sports, and here we provide world-class football entertainment, says Dennis Andersson.

During the visit, Prince Daniel will have the opportunity to meet players and officials from various participating countries and get a description of how the tournament has evolved since its inception in 1975 until today. The visit will end with an international friendly game between participants from some of those who made it to the Gothia Cup via the Meet the World - a qualifying tournament held in 24 countries in cooperation with SKF.

Press invitation:

Media are invited to be present at the international friendly match at Heden. A separate press invitation to this photo opportunity will be sent out the week before the tournament.

For more information:

Dennis Andersson, General Secretary Gothia Cup. Phone: +46-31-50 67 81. E-mail: dennis@gothiacup.se

Par Karlsson, Press Officer Gothia Cup. Phone: +46-708-12 27 30. E-mail: par.karlsson@gothiacup.se

www.gothiacup.se


Gothia Cup is the world's largest and most international youth football tournament that is being played every year in Gothenburg, Sweden. Gothia Cup was first held in 1975 and today over 35 000 players in 1570 teams from 70 different nations from around the world participates in the tournament. In 2007 Gothia Cup was named by FIFA as The World Youth Cup and in 2010 the tournament was appointed one of the 12 largest Swedish leadership achievements of modern times by the Swedish Centre of Commerce. SKF is the main partner of the Gothia Cup. 

When the Gothia Cup starts on Monday 16 July, Prince Daniel of Sweden will pay a visit to the tournament.

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Double participation record in the Gothia Cup 2012

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2012 10:48 GMT

When the 38th edition of the Gothia Cup starts on 15 July it is with a larger and more international participation than ever before – a total of 1625 teams from 80 different countries. – It's amazing that despite growing competition and a tough global economy we are able to strengthen our position as the world's biggest youth sporting event. That we continue to grow shows that the Gothia Cup today is an international event that just gets more and more well known and popular, says the tournament's General Secretary Dennis Anderson.

Also last year the tournament broke the participation record of all times. 1570 teams from 73 different nations participated. It was a record for the number of participating nations, and a tangency of the record in the number of participating teams. But these numbers are exceeded thus greatly during Gothia Cup in 2012.

– I am particularly pleased that we have attracted participants from 80 different nations worldwide. It is the interaction between people that Gothia Cup is basically all about. To use football as a way to overcome differences and differences and to understand each other, says Dennis Andersson.

This year's Gothia Cup also means that two countries participate in the tournament for the very first time – Japan and Tajikistan. The Japanese team Tokyo Verdy will come to Gothenburg as a result of a cooperation agreement signed between Gothia Cup and the Japanese Football Association and their highest league J. League. The team from Tajikistan participates in class Kim Kallstrom Trophy - the class for young people with a learning disability.

– It is always satisfying to welcome new members into the large and growing Gothia Cup family. After this year's tournament nearly one million players from 137 different nations have participated in the Gothia Cup since the beginning in 1975. It's almost staggering when you think about it.

Gothia Cup also helps to create new jobs. Each year the tournament is expected to contribute SEK 350 million in revenue to local businesses and 148 million in tax revenue to the state.

– We are proud to be the largest and most important annual event in Sweden. Furthermore, we are probably the event that has most impact in the image of Gothenburg and Sweden on the international stage, says Dennis Andersson.

For more information:

Dennis Andersson, General Secretary Gothia Cup. Phone: +46-31-50 67 81. E-mail: dennis@gothiacup.se

Par Karlsson, Press Officer Gothia Cup. Phone: +46-708-12 27 30. E-mail: par.karlsson@gothiacup.se

www.gothiacup.se

Gothia Cup is the world's largest and most international youth football tournament that is being played every year in Gothenburg, Sweden. Gothia Cup was first held in 1975 and today over 35 000 players in 1570 teams from 70 different nations from around the world participates in the tournament. In 2007 Gothia Cup was named by FIFA as The World Youth Cup and in 2010 the tournament was appointed one of the 12 largest Swedish leadership achievements of modern times by the Swedish Centre of Commerce. In 2012 Gothia Cup was awarded the Schenker Logistics award for its event logistics during the tournament. SKF is the main partner of the Gothia Cup.


When the 38th edition of the Gothia Cup starts on 15 July it is with a larger and more international participation than ever before – a total of 1625 teams from 80 different countries.

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Gothia Cup to collaborate with the Japanese Football Association

Press Releases   •   May 25, 2012 08:35 GMT

Gothia Cup has signed a three year cooperation agreement with the Japanese Football Association and their highest league J. League. The agreement means that the association receiving the award for best youth club in Japan – Best Academy Club Award – sends its team for boys 16 years to participate in the Gothia Cup. – It feels good that after years of negotiations we have reached this agreement because it is part of our commitment to have some of the world's best clubs represented in the class B16, says Gothia Cup General Secretary Dennis Anderson.

The Japanese league J. League is one of the world's biggest leagues, this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. The new partnership also means that this year will be the first time that a Japanese team participates in the Gothia Cup. Thus, teams from 136 different nations have taken part in the tournament since the start in 1975.

– We welcome Japan into the large and growing Gothia Cup family. With the new partnership we will have a more international element in the tournament while still increasing the sporting quality of the exciting B16 class to the next level, says Dennis Andersson.

Mr Junji Ogura is the president of the Japanese Football Association and pleased that a collaboration now is established between the Gothia Cup and J. League.

– It's a great honour for us to participate in this large and prestigious tournament and we see our participation as a good opportunity to showcase Japanese football on the international arena.

Best youth club in Japan in 2011 were Tokyo Verdy, which was awarded the “Best Academy Award" after being the club that this year produced the highest number of players recruited to the top division. In addition, the club's team for boys 18 has the past two years won the Japanese youth championships.

– Tokyo Verdy is obviously one of the main favorites in the B16 class when Gothia Cup in 2012 is settled on July 15 to 21. But there are several strong opponents. In the B16 class we also find Paris FC from France and the Dallas Texans of the United States. In addition, last year's winners from Brazil – Cruzeiro – is back, so the Japanese can expect tough competition, says Dennis Andersson.

For more information:

Dennis Andersson, General Secretary Gothia Cup. Phone: +46-31-50 67 81. E-mail: dennis@gothiacup.se

Par Karlsson, Press Officer Gothia Cup. Phone: +46-708-12 27 30. E-mail: par.karlsson@gothiacup.se

www.gothiacup.se

Gothia Cup is the world's largest and most international youth football tournament that is being played every year in Gothenburg, Sweden. Gothia Cup was first held in 1975 and today over 35 000 players in 1570 teams from 70 different nations from around the world participates in the tournament. In 2007 Gothia Cup was named by FIFA as The World Youth Cup and in 2010 the tournament was appointed one of the 12 largest Swedish leadership achievements of modern times by the Swedish Centre of Commerce. SKF is the main partner of the Gothia Cup.

Gothia Cup has signed a three year cooperation agreement with the Japanese Football Association and their highest league J. League. The agreement means that the association receiving the award for best youth club in Japan – Best Academy Club Award – sends its team for boys 16 years to participate in the Gothia Cup.

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Gothia Cup opens up to more participating teams in Kim Källstrom Trophy 2012

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2012 09:39 GMT

After last year's great interest in Kim Kallstrom Trophy, the class of football playing youth with an intellectual disability, the Gothia Cup has decided to extend the class in this year's tournament. Last year, 21 teams from 7 different nations participated. This year it is planned for 30 teams from 14 different nations.

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International referees to the Gothia Cup 2012

Press Releases   •   Mar 02, 2012 10:56 GMT

When Gothia Cup 2012 kicks off on the 15th of July, it is with more international referees than ever before. Out of more than 400 referees, almost ten percent will be from outside Sweden.

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About Gothia Cup

The world largest and most international soccer tournament.

Every year more than 1500 teams from 70 nations take part. Fantastic numbers, but perhaps we are more proud of something that can not be expressed in figures. That we manage to retain and develop the main idea of Gothia Cup. The idea of ​​football as a common denominator, we gather the world's youth to create meetings. That gives hope for a better future.

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