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Youth football tournament

Gothia Cup 2024

Gothia Cup is the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament with playing fields in and around Gothenburg.

The world centre for youth football 

Each year, around 1700 teams from 80 nations take part and they play 4.500 games on 110 pitches. Gothia Cup impacts the whole city of Gothenburg during one week in July, with 35.000 participants and almost as many families and supporters, who liven up the city with colours, music and cultures from all parts of the world.


There is free entry to all matches played during the week. For Gothia Opening Ceremony and the Finals you need to buy ticket in advance.

Gothia Heden Center

The heart of the tournament is at Heden. The main arena, SKF Arena, is built in the city centre only for Gothia Cup, with a capacity of nearly 8.000 people. From early morning to late night, Heden is filled by the most entertaining youth football you can imagine and the event area offers meals and drinks, besides different activities for both children and adults. 

Gothia Kviberg Center

The largest playing field is located in Kviberg, with 27 pitches spreading over an area of 1,5 kilometres. A dream for every football enthusiast. Gothia Special Olympics Trophy is played here, which is a class for young people with intellectual disabilities. They play their group stage matches and playoffs here. Their Finals will be played at Heden on July 20.

Gothia Opening Ceremony

The main event of the week is the Gothia Opening Ceremony, when 50.000 people gather at Ullevi arena in a spectacular manifestation of joyfulness, togetherness and love for the game. Purchase tickets in the information at Heden from July 15.


Final day is the day where all the gold medal games is played, at Gamla Ullevi and SKF Arena at Gothia Heden Centre. Free admission to the SKF arena at Heden. For watching the finals at Gamla Ullevi you either need a Gothia Card or a ticket. You can buy tickets at the ticket office at Gamla Ullevi.

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