The IberCup is currently one of the most important World Youth Football Tournaments in the world. Since the first edition, around 100 countries have been represented in our competitions. Every year, between men's and women's categories, around 50,000 players participate in a super competitive week with fantastic experiences and a unique opportunity to face teams from all the continents. IberCup creates the possibility of different interactions inside and outside the field and this makes IberCup the most recognized international youth competition in the world.
IberCup takes place in different locations: check all locations on our site.
IberCup will be played following FIFA’s football rules. The limit for team’s applications is 28 or 32 teams in each age category. If the maximum enrollment of teams is reached before the deadline for registrations, registrations will close before the scheduled date. After you submit your application which will be evaluated by our organization, we will decide if your application is accepted. Team`s participation only is assured after all payments confirmed. Note that in previous editions the tournament has not been able to accept all teams that wished to enter.
Who May Participate:
All clubs, which are members of their FIFA affiliated national associations, are welcome to participate in the IberCup. The club has to be a member of their FIFA affiliated national association. In countries where football is operated by the schools we also allow teams affiliated by their school football association.
Number of Teams in the Tournament:
It is our goal that all teams that wish to take part in the IberCup should be able to do so. But please note that during last couple years the tournament has not been able to accept all teams that wished to enter. There will be a maximum of 200 teams (including 100 local teams). The teams paying their entry fees first will be given priority. The team is officially registered only after this first entry payment. Additionally, most of the hotels will be fully booked before March, so don’t take too long to make your decision, accommodation options close early.
The tournament begins with group play. The teams are divided into groups of four or five where all the teams will meet in a round robin series. Classiﬁcation/standings will be determined according to points. A victory is 3 points; Draw 1 point; Defeat 0 points. The two best teams in each group will advance to Playoff Gold. The other teams in the group will play the Playoff B or consolation playoff. The playoff matches are played by direct elimination and in case of draw will be decided by penalties according to FIFA’s regulations. All players must be insured, both for games and leisure time. Arrival for all teams is at least 1 day before the tournament first match.
School Accommodation: Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Lunch and dinner depending on the option can be in the meal center or at the School. Arrival with dinner included, departure with lunch included. The lunch on the day of f11-size finals is where the Finals will take place. Minimum one, maximum four leaders per team may stay in the school. One classroom per team. Everyone staying at the school has to pay the accommodation cost. Sleeping bag or beds are not included in the price. You can rent beds and bedding from us with an additional cost per person per week. The IberPass and accommodation fee is included in the cost.
Bungalows Accommodation: Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). All the meals at the Bungalow Restaurant. Arrival with dinner included, departure with lunch included. The lunch on the day of f11-size finals is where the Finals will take place. The IberPass and accommodation fee is included in the cost.
Hotel Accommodation: Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner depending on the option but can be at nearby meal centres or schools or in the chosen accommodation. Arrival with dinner included, departure with lunch included. The lunch on the day of f11-size finals is where the Finals will take place. The IberPass and accommodation fee is included in the cost.
Without Accommodation: Only for local teams (until 60 kilometres from the competition centers). All participants in this category need to pay a participation fee that includes the IberPass. There is a limited number of teams accepted in this category.
- September 1: Online registration form for next year’s tournament opens. When we receive your deposit fee we confirm your place in IberCup.
- May 1: Final date for registrations. If the maximum enrollment of teams is reached before that date, registrations will close before the scheduled date.
- May 15: Last date for the accommodation fee/participation fee for all participants with or without accommodation. Both leaders and players pay this fee. Please read our cancellation policy.
- 30 days before the tournament: Final date to send the players list. After this date, we will charge extra 5€ per player.
- 30 days before the tournament: Final date to send the rooming list. After this date we will charge extra 10€ per person.
- 10 days before the tournaments: Match schedule is posted.
In case, of unforeseen circumstances, Ibercup Organization reserves the right to be able to change above mentioned dates.
IberPass is included in the accommodation package for all participants. Check the advantages with our sales department.
Option only available for Portuguese teams.