With an open ceremony with more than 50,000 spectators, 110 soccer fields, 4,349 games played, and 1,730 teams, the Gothia Cup is truly the largest and most international soccer tournament in the world. Sweden is an idyllic place to play soccer in the summer, away from the high heat of the Equator and filled with green in every corner.
The tournament begins with a group play. Teams are divided into groups of four or five, where all teams are playing each other once. The first and second team of the group qualify for “Play-off A”, the other teams of the group for “Play-off B”.
The following players have one thing in common; they have won the Gothia Cup as well as they took part at the World Cup 2006: Xabi Alonso (Spain), Adebayor (Togo), Andrea Pirlo (Italy), Ze Roberto (Brazil), José Montiel (Paraguay), Kim Källström (Sweden) and Teddy Lucic (Sweden).