SKF is proud to sponsor the Gothia Cup
SKF is the proud main sponsor of the Gothia Cup, which attracts more than 37 000 players, team leaders and parents from all over the world.
Gothia Cup represents teamwork, responsibility, equal opportunity and a commitment to the world’s youth. It's 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 cultures and ways of living.
SKF Meet the world
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Besides being the main tournament sponsor, SKF is supporting 24 'Meet. The World' teams from all over the world to come and compete in the 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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