gothia cup - FAQ 

  • As a parent, what should my child be prepared to bring on his/her trip to the Gothia Cup?

In addition to all normal soccer equipment that they’ll need for the next 9 days, along with street clothes for social activities, toiletries, and cash, all players and coaches should show up to the airport for their flight to Gothenburg with a valid passport. For more information on how to apply for and obtain a passport, visit the U.S. Department of State’s website page on how to obtain a U.S. Passport.

  • How many actual games will we play on our Gothia Cup trip?

Each team is placed in a group of 4-5 teams during group play. The minimum number of games the team would play is four. However, depending on how they perform, teams advancing to the playoffs after the first three matches could play 5 matches, possibly more. The average number of matches each team plays is 5.8.

  • What organization hosts the Gothia Cup?

The Gothia Cup is owned and managed by BK Häcken, a non-profit sports association in Sweden.

  • What do we win if we advances to the Gothia Cup finals?

If your team advances to the Finals, players and coaches receive a medal and the team will also receive a trophy. There will also be a trophy and individual medals for teams who reach the B playoffs, and teams who reach the A playoff semifinals will also receive bronze medals and a team trophy.

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