General Information

IberCup Tournaments

Every year, IberCup´s Tournaments have the participation of more than 1800 teams from 70 countries. The participants are between 9 and 18 years old boys and girls, distributed in different age categories.

The IberCup is held in different locations: USA, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, England and Japan, with 10 different competitions in 2019.

 

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?
On the Preliminary Cups, there can be teams of various levels and any team can apply. In the Qualifiers World Final and in the IberCup World Final, the teams will be able to play against the best football academies in the world, such as Fc Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico de Madrid, Sevilla FC Manchester City, Arsenal FC, Manchester United, Liverpool FC, Paris St Germain, O. Lyon, Inter Milan, Juventus, Werder Bremen, Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting CP, Gremio, Corinthians, Palmeiras, Flamengo, River Plate or Yokohama Marinos, who have participated in previous editions.

 

Holiday Tournaments

These tournaments are aimed for teams that wish to combine an excellent football competition with a week of vacation, tourism and multicultural experiences of the highest quality. All while competing against top-level teams. The proximity to the sea and the excellent climate that we have during this period, allows all participants to enjoy the beautiful beaches along the coast after their football matches.

When participating in the Holiday Tournaments, you will always have the possibility to make a combined tour. Thus, in order to minimise the initial cost of your trip, you can choose to participate in two IberCup tournaments, in two consecutive weeks and in two countries with an excellent tourist offer, as it is in Portugal and Spain.

 

Registrations:

IberCup will be played following FIFA’s football rules. 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. 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, 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 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 Silver. The playoff matches are played by direct elimination and in case of a 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.

 

Accommodation categories:

In 2019:

Hotel Accommodation: 14th to 20th January. Half board (breakfast and dinner). Breakfast and dinner at the hotel. Arrival with dinner included, departure with breakfast included. 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.

 

Important Dates:

  • March 1: Online registration form for next year’s tournament opens. When we receive your deposit fee we confirm your place in IberCup.
  • November 1: Final date for registrations. If the maximum enrollment of teams is reached before that date, registrations will close before the scheduled date.
  • 90 days before the tournament 70% of the accommodation fee/participation fee for all participants with or without accommodation must be paid.
  • 45 days before the tournament Full payment of all services. Both leaders and players pay this fee. You can cancel players until 90 days before the tournament, after that a doctors certificate is required.
  • 30 days before the tournament: Final date to send the players list. After this date we will charge extra R$ 30,00 per player.
  • 30 days before the tournament:: Final date to send the rooming list. After this date we will charge extra R$ 60,00 per person.
  • December 30: Match schedule is posted.
  • January 14: Arrival day, no matches played.
  • January 15: The matches begin, Opening Ceremony.
  • January 17: Leaders Match.
  • January 19: Playoff Stage. Finals Playoff Silver and Bronze.
  • January 20: Playoff Gold Finals - Closing Ceremony.
  • In case, of unforeseen circumstances, Ibercup Organization reserves the right to be able to change above mentioned dates.
 

IberCard:

The IberCard is included in the Accommodation package for all participants. Gives free access to Opening Ceremony.

 

IberCup Prizes

In 2019, the teams can win the following prizes at IberCup Brazil:

- Playoff Gold: 

  • The winner goes to IberCup World Final 2019(2).  
  • Categories: 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006
  • The winner goes to IberCup Cascais 2019(1).    
  • Categories: 2010 

- Playoff Silver:

  • The winner goes to IberCup to IberCup São Paulo 2019(2).
  • Categories: 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007
  • The winner goes to IberCup to IberCup Estoril 2019(1).
  • Categories: 2006 

- Playoff Bronze:  

  • The winner goes to IberCup to IberCup Rio de Janeiro 2019(2).
  • Categories: 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007
  • The winner goes to IberCup to IberCup Estoril 2019(1).
  • Categories: 2006


Valid only for the champion of each category. The winning team will have special conditions for the same number of the original participants in the registration form. The prize is non-transferable. You will only be allowed to change the registration form if you present a medical certificate and after analysis from the organization. If the team wishes to contract additional packages, they should check the price list corresponding to the tournament. 

Extras that are not included: Flights, additional nights, transfers for leisure and other extra activities.  
 
(1)The winning team will be entitled to accommodation in a school (The team needs to bring air mattresses and sleeping bags), full board meals (3 meals per day), local transfers (Airport and match transfers) upon fulfilment of the conditions.  

(2)The winning team will be entitled to accommodation close to the venues, full board meals (3 meals per day), local transfers (Airport and match transfers) upon fulfilment of the conditions.