The IberCup is currently one of the most important World Youth Football Tournaments in the Planet. Since the first edition more than 80 countries have already been represented in our tournaments. Every year about 40 000 players participate in IberCup tournaments for a week of competition, fantastic experiences and extraordinary opportunities to compete with teams all over the world. The proximity to the Mediterranean Sea area allows everyone to enjoy the beautiful beaches all along the Costa del Sol in Marbella and Estepona. The amazing weather on this time of the year makes the IberCup much more than a football tournament... through football creates the possibility to meetings both outside and on the field with participants from all over the world, being currently one of the most international youth football tournaments throughout the World.
This product has been designed for those teams who does NOT search a competition with TOP
teams, maintaining the fun without compromise the football level.
The IberCup is held in different locations: USA, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Denmark and Japan.
This product has been design for those teams who does NOT search a competition with TOP teams, maintaining the fun without compromise the football level. The proximity to the sea area allows everyone to enjoy the beautiful beaches all along the Coast. The amazing weather on this time of the year makes the IberCup much more than a football tournament.
IberCup will be 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. The first teams that make the registration will have a greater probability of being accepted to participate. Team`s participation only be 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 250 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 November so don’t take too long to make your decision as 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 A. 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.
Hotel Apartments: 26th June to 1st July. Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner). All the meals at the Bungalow Restaurant. Arrival with dinner included, departure with lunch included at the hotel. The IberCard and accommodation fee is included in the cost.
Hotel accommodation: 26th June to 1st July. Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner depends on the option but can be at nearby meal centers or schools or in the chosen accommodation. Arrival with dinner included, departure with lunch included at the hotel. The IberCard 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 IberCard. There is a limited number of teams accepted in this category. This category is normally fully booked in November.
- September 1: Online registration form for next year’s tournament opens. When we receive your deposit fee we confirm your place in IberCup.
- March 15: Final date for registrations. If the maximum enrollment of teams is reached before that date, registrations will close before the scheduled date.
- March 15: 50% payment of the total cost must be payed.
- April 15: Last date for the accommodation fee/participation fee for all participants with or without accommodation. Both leaders and players pay this fee. You can cancel players until May 25th, after that a doctors certificate is required.
- June 5: Final date to send the players list. After this date we will charge extra 5€ per player.
- June 5: Final date to send the rooming list. After this date we will charge extra 10€ per person.
- June 15: Match schedule is posted.
- June 26: Arrival day, no matches played.
- June 27: The matches begin.
- June 29: Leaders Match.
- June 30: Playoff B Finals and Playoff A Finals - Boys Cat A, Cat B, Cat C and Cat D.
- July 1: Playoff A Finals - Boys Cat E, Cat F, Cat G and Cat H. Closing ceremony (All participants will receive a souvenir). Return of the participant teams.
In case of unforeseen, Ibercup Organization reserves the right to be able to change this dates.
IberCup is held in collaboration with one of the leading football centers in Europe. Marbella Football Center with 56,000 m2 of natural grass fields are a guarantee of quality, the most important factor for any team.
All teams will enjoy:
4 football fields 11 a-side (105 x 65 m)
4 football fields 7 a-side (60 x 40 m)
The drainage of the fields is perfect. The composition of them is: 50% Festuca, 50% Ray grass planted with a base of 4 cm of Silica sand.