SKF Meet the World and Gothia Cup
The Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a fantastic football tournament and a great opportunity for young boys and girls from all around the world to meet new friends and learn, understand and respect each other’s culture and way of living. SKF is the main sponsor of this annual tournament that attracts more than 37 000 players, team leaders and parents from all over the world and is one of the largest events for young people in the world.
SKF Celebrate the world
SKF Celebrate the world
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Kicking off in 2016
Around the world, SKF-organized “Meet the world” football tournaments are kicking off. Teams from 25 different countries are competing for spots in Gothia Cup.
A world party celebration
All the 20 Meet the World teams stay together in one location - at a school in Gothenburg during the tournament. They live, eat and play together. Every day there is always one Meet the World team that has a victory to celebrate. All the other teams join in and the school turns in to a world party celebration with dancing and singing.
More than football
The stay in Gothenburg is not just about football for the young players. Their visit also includes other activities like excursions to the great amusement park Liseberg and around the picturesque archipelago of Gothenburg. The players will also meet and train with some world-class players from Sweden, and some of the ‘Meet the World’ teams are also coupled with sister and brother teams from other countries during the tournament. They meet, exchange gifts and addresses and share memories, experiences and dreams with each other.
For the players in the Meet the World teams, the journey and participation in the Gothia Cup is a memory for life.
Many of them have never been outside their own village before and now they fly halfway across the globe and get to meet new friends from all over the world. When they return home, they bring memories of great football achievements and stories about fascinating meetings with new friends from different countries and cultures.
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