Gothia Cup tours with WorldStrides Excel Programs

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Gothia Cup - July 15th-21st, 2018

Gothia Cup is the world’s largest youth soccer tournament and arguably the most international. From July 21-28, 2018 in Gothenburg, Sweden, your team can join over 1,700 teams from 80 countries to experience a high standard of play and a level of excitement unsurpassed in youth sports. From the Olympic-style opening ceremony to the 4,500 matches played in front of thousands of fans to Gothia Cup Disco, the Gothia Cup delivers an experience like no other.


Age Classes

The following player age groups are invited to participate in this year’s tournament:

Boys and Girls 11v11:
B18/G18 – boys and girls born on or after 1/1/00
B17/G17 – boys and girls born on or after 1/1/01
B16/G16 – boys and girls born on or after 1/1/02
B15/G15 – boys and girls born on or after 1/1/03
B14/G14 – boys and girls born on or after 1/1/04
B13/G13 – boys and girls born on or after 1/1/05
B12/G12 – boys and girls born on or after 1/1/06
B11.G11 – boys and girls born on or after 1/1/07

Experience Gothenburg

Pronounced ‘Yot-ta-borry’ to Swedish locals, Gothenburg is one of Sweden’s oldest and most charming cities with plenty see and do. The beautiful city architecture blends well with the cobbled streets, shopping areas, restaurants and cafes.  Many teams take a trip to nearby Liseberg, the top amusement park in Northern Europe.

It was an absolutely amazing experience for the girls and myself. We had an outstanding time and got to play some of our best soccer. Thank you so much for all your work in organizing this trip for us. I will definitely recommend this tour and Excel Sports to my colleagues and friends. Our tour guide Graham was an asset in London and was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Everyone really enjoyed his expertise and sense of humor. It was a perfect venue for the girls as they got to mingle with other teams from all over the world. I can speak for all the parents and say that we all thoroughly enjoyed every part of this tour.
– Debra Stranaghan, Coach, Kelowna X-treme, Gothia Cup