General Information

IberCup Tournaments

The IberCup is currently one of the most important World Youth Football Tournaments in the world. Since the first edition, more than 100 countries have been represented in our competitions. Every year, between boys's and girls's categories, around 50,000 players participate in a super competitive week with fantastic experiences and unique opportunity to face teams from all continents. IberCup creates the possibility of any interactions both outside and on the field and this makes IberCup recognized as the most international youth competition in the world.
IberCup takes place in different locations: check all locations on our site.


Get into the IberCup Circuit!

IberCup offers the possibility to participate in a worldwide circuit of international youth football tournaments. With competitions in several different countries, IberCup offers the possibility to reach the IberCup World Final and become a World Champion. These tournaments are aimed for teams that are looking for top-level competitions. The level and its difficulty will increase as the teams progress through the different phases of the circuit.


How is the level of the teams on the IberCup circuit of tournaments?

In the Qualifiers World Final, Elite and IberCup World Final tournaments, participants will face the best football academies in the world, such as FC Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid, Sevilla FC, Manchester City, Arsenal FC, Manchester United, Liverpool , Paris St Germain, O. Lyon, Inter Milan, Juventus, Werder Bremen, Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting CP, Grêmio, Corinthians, Palmeiras, Flamengo, River Plate or Yokohama Marinos, who have already participated in previous editions.

Holiday Tournaments are teams that combine an excellent football competition with a week of holidays, tourism and multicultural experiences of the highest quality. All the while competing against teams from all over the world. The proximity to the sea and the excellent climate that we have during this period allows all participants to enjoy the beautiful beaches of the coast after their football matches.

 

Registrations

IberCup is played following FIFA’s football rules. The limit for team’s applications is 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 is only assured after all payments are confirmed. Note that in previous editions the tournament has not been able to accept all teams that wished to enter. If you wish to sign up your team, please go here.

 

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. The teams paying their entry fees first will be given priority. The team is officially registered only after this first entry payment. Additionally, most hotels are fully 6 months before the competition starts, so don’t take too long to make your decision, accommodation options close early. A club can register automatically a maximum of two (2) teams per category (more than two must be approved by the organization).

 

Competition

The tournament begins with Group Stage. 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 third position in the group will advance to the Playoff Silver. The fourth position in the group will advance to the Playoff Bronze. The rest of the teams are eliminated. The playoff matches are played by direct elimination and in case of a draw, elimination will be decided by penalties according to FIFA’s regulations (may change depending on the final number of teams participating in each age category). All players must be insured, both for games and leisure time. Arrival for all teams is at least 1 day before the tournament's first match.

 

Accommodation categories

For 2021:

Hotel Accommodation: Half board (breakfast and dinner). Breakfast and dinner at the hotel. Arrival with dinner included, departure with breakfast included. The IberPass and accommodation fee is included in the cost.

Without Accommodation: Only for local teams (until 60 kilometers from the competition centers). All participants in this category need to pay a participant fee that includes the IberPass. There is a limited number of teams accepted in this category.

 

Important Dates

  • July 19, 2020: Online registration form for next year's tournament. When we receive the initial payment from each team, we can confirm your registration as valid.
  • June 4, 2021: Deadline for registration. If the maximum team registration is reached before this date, registration ends before the scheduled date.
  • 45 days before the tournament: Date for the final payment of the accommodation fee / participant fee / team registration fee for all participants with or without accommodation. All leaders and players pay this fee. Teams can cancel the participation of players up to 90 days before the tournament, after this date it is mandatory to present a medical certificate (see cancellation policy in the terms and conditions).
  • 30 days before the tournament: Deadline for sending the list of players. After this date we will charge an additional cost of R $ 30.00 per player.
  • 30 days before the tournament: Deadline for sending the rooming list. After this date we will charge an additional cost of R$60.00 per player.
  • 10 days before the tournament: Match Schedule is available.
  • For other dates, please check the Agenda section on our website.
  • In case of unforeseen events, the IberCup Organization reserves the right to be able to change these dates.
 

IberPass

IberPass is included in the accommodation package for all participants. Check the advantages with our sales department.