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Gothia Cup (Sweden) – July 10 – July 19, 2020
GOTHIA OPENING CEREMONY
A MEMORY OF A LIFETIME

The week is filled with encounters. Big and small. Arranged and spontaneous. The opening ceremony is the week’s major gathering. A two-hour long show with music, dancing, fireworks, a presentation of all participating nations and joy unbounded. Fellowship. 50,000 people in a packed Ullevi. Everyone’s there.

It is important to make a tournament a lifelong memory. A moment for everyone – a moment of harmony and fellowship. We want to create this very moment with the Gothia Opening Ceremony. Previous participants have compared it to an Olympic ceremony and that’s the idea. The atmosphere surrounding the opening of the Gothia Cup is electric, enough to make you shiver with excitement. It’s a memory you’ll remember and smile at for the rest of your life.

Place: Ullevi Stadium Day: Monday, July 13th Time: 20:00

Gothia Cup – The World Youth Cup
Gothia Cup is the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament. Each year, around 1700 teams from 80 nations take part and they play 4500 games on 110 fields.

It’s the teams, and participants from around the world that make the tournament unique. A meeting place for the world’s youth, irrespective of religion, skin color or nationality, with football as the common denominator. Our organization consists of eight full-time employed staff and during the tournament works more than 2 500 people.

In 2019 Gothia Cup hosted 1686 teams from 75 nations.

Dana Cup (Denmark) July 19 – 26, 2020
DANA CUP OPENING CEREMONY

Young people from all around the World march into the grassed field at Nord Energi Arena for the official opening of the Dana Cup. It is a grand tradition that the participants look forward to. The parade begins at the fields and moves through the city streets. A marching band leads the thousands of young people to the opening where they will experience the atmosphere that will be felt during the whole week.

At the stadium the Mayor of Hjørring will open the tournament. When everyone has arrived to the stadium, the Mayor will give his opening speech. Before this a warm up music band will entertain those who are not taking part in the parade.  A concert with one of Denmark ́s hottest bands will round off the opening ceremony.

Dana Cup Hjørring started in 1982 and in 2019 will hold the 38th tournament in July 2020.  In 1982 there were 222 participating teams and in 2020 the tournament expects to host more than 1,100.

Dana Cup is Denmark ́s largest sporting event.  The World ́s third largest youth soccer tournament.  The World ́s most international youth soccer tournament with 90% foreign teams

DANA CUP – Participating Countries

Armenia – Australia – Austria – Azerbajjan – Bangladesh – Barbados – Belarus – Belgium – Bermuda – Bolivia – Bosnia-Herzegovina – Brazil – Bulgaria – Burkina Faso – Canada -Cameroon – Chile – China PR – Colombia – Congo – Congo DR – Costa Rica – Denmark – Dominican Republic – Ecuador – Egypt – England – Equatorial Guinea – Eritrea – Estonia Faroe Islands – Finland – France – Georgia – Germany – Ghana – Greece – Greenland – Guatemala – Haiti – Honduras – Hong Kong – Hungary – Iceland – India – Indonesia – Ireland, republic of – Israel – Italy – Japan – Jordan – Kenya – Korea DPR – Korea Republic – Kosovo – Latvia – Lebanon – Liberia – Liechtenstein – Lithuania – Luxembourg – Macedonia, FYR – Malaysia – Malta – Mexico – Moldova – Mongolia – Morocco – Nepal – Netherlands – New Zealand – Nigeria – Northern Ireland – Norway – Pakistan – Palestine – Peru – Philippines – Poland – Portugal – Réunion – Romania – Russia – Saudi Arabia – Serbia – Scotland – Serbia & Montenegro – Singapore – Slovakia – South Africa – Spain – Sweden – Switzerland – Taipei, Chinese – Tanzania – Thailand – Turkey – Turkmenistan – Uganda – Ukraine – United Arab Emirates – Uruguay – USA – Venezuela – Virgin Islands – Wales – Zambia

DANA CUP – The Numbers

Number of years – 37

Participating nations – 116

Participating clubs – 4301

Total number of teams – 27344

Total number of girls teams – 6933

Total number of boys teams – 20411

Participation record, no. of teams (2016) – 1153

Total number of games – 68697

Total number of goals – 291649

Participants – 700000

Number of meals served daily – 36000

Tour:
Group Transportation:

July 9 2020 – July 10, 2020
Flight Chicago to Goteborg Sweden (via Amsterdam)

July 19, 2020
Transportation from Goteborg Sweden to Frederikshavn Denmark

July 26, 2020
Flight from Aalborg Denmark to Chicago (via Amsterdam)

Group Accommodations:

July 10 – 19, 2020
4+Star full service hotel in Gothenburg Sweden

July 19 – 26, 2020
4+Star full service hotel in Frederikshavn Denmark

CONTACT US

Sockers FC Chicago Travel Agent:

The Perfect Plan Travel Agency – Barbara Lyman-Cole

1(888) 843-7212 

theperfectplan@ameritech.net