Who may participate?
Participating teams must belong to a club or academy that is registered with its national FIFA affiliated association. School teams from countries where they can participate in official football competitions of the national football association and are registered with the national school association are also allowed to participate. All players must be registered with the club they are playing for.
All participants will stay at the Grand Oasis hotel in Cancún. The hotel is all inclusive (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Gothia Card is included in the accommodation cost. Up to four persons can stay in each room.
Number of matches
The tournament begins with a group play. Teams are divided into groups of four or five teams, where all teams are playing each other once. The first and second team of the group qualify for play-off A, other teams in the group qualify for play-off B. The tournament is played under all applicable FIFA rules.
Return transfer between the Cancún airport and the Grand Oasis Hotel is included for everyone who has booked the hotel trough Gothia Cup Cancún. Transfer must be booked in advance at Gothia Account.
Gothia Line are buses that runs between the hotel and the pitches. The Gothia Line schedule will be published in December.
Which is the last date to register?
Deadline for making a registration is October 1st. Please note that teams who have registered and paid their registration fee first will be given priority when we reach the maximum number of teams.
All participants at Gothia Cup Cancún must complete the age control to participate in the tournament. This is to make sure that all participants are eligible to participate in the age category they are enrolled in.
All registered teams have their own team page at Gothia Account. Several leaders can connect their Gothia ID to the same team page at Gothia Account. On your team page you will update your registration, place orders, fill out the list of participants, make payments and see your balance. Please note that each team is responsible for deadlines of when information, orders and similar are to be submitted.
Gothia Card is included for all players and leaders who have paid the accommodation cost or participation fee.
Accompanying families and friends can purchase Gothia Card at Gothia Account or at the Grand Oasis Hotel.
For persons with special food needs or allergies we are able to arrange this.
For teams reaching the finals, each player will receive a medal, and the teams the specially designed Gothia Cup trophy. The two losing teams in the A play-off semifinal will receive a third-place trophy and bronze medals during halftime of the final in their age category. For teams reaching the finals in the B play-off there will be medals and a trophy.
The winner in each age category wins their participation with school accommodation (category A) for 18 persons (players and leaders) at Gothia Cup 2024 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Travel to Gothenburg is not included.
Hotel bookings for families and friends
For accompanying families and friends we can help with booking hotel to reasonable prices. For more information and booking, read here or contact our hotel booking at email@example.com.
October 1st: Registration closes
November 15th: Last date to pay the final accommodation cost and/or participation fee.
The registration fee must be paid immediately after submitting the registration online. Once we receive the payment of your registration fee, we will confirm your registration.
A deposit of $2500 must be paid at the latest 30 days after submitting the registration. The final accommodation cost and/or participation fee must be paid no later than November 15th, 2023. If the accommodation cost and participation fee has not been paid for within five days after its due date the Gothia Cup Cancún has the right to cancel your registration without any right to a refund of the registration fee.
Note that all bank transaction fees must be paid for by the team. Please observe that we do not accept any personal or company cheques.
If you need to cancel your registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org and note your registration number. The registration fee is non refundable.
Cancellation after October 1st, 2023 is charged with the deposit.
Cancellation after November 15th, 2023 is charged with 100% of the room cost.
In case a player or leader must cancel, the accommodation cost is only refundable if the cancellation is made at the lastest November 15th, 2023. After November 15th, 2023 a doctor's notice is required to get the accommodation cost refunded.
Accommodation booked through Gothia Cup
We reserve us the right during the tournament, if hotel rules are not followed, to move a team from the hotel, and the right to dismiss a participant from Gothia Cup Cancún accommodation if the participant commits criminal offense or at repeated occasions violates our rules. For teams with booked accommodation through Gothia Cup the team manager as indicated on the participants list is responsible for the team's behavior.
The team manager in charge is obligated to ensure that all participants are insured on the pitch. Each participant is responsible for his/her personal insurance off the pitch. Participants from countries that have no medical insurance agreement with Mexico must have personal medical insurance. Neither Gothia Cup Cancún nor the organizer has collective insurance to cover injuries, illness, theft or damages.
Cancelation of the tournament and force majeure
Neither Gothia Cup Cancún nor the organizer is responsible for compensation and they are also not responsible for financial losses or damages that may occur due to events outside the control of Gothia Cup Cancún or the organizer, such as war-like events, pandemic, fire, flood, interruptions in public transport connections, government actions, strike or other similar circumstances.