Helsinki, Finland

July 1st week / Age Categories: Boys Under 10 to Under 17 | Girls Under 10 to Under 18

Helsinki Cup has been happening every year since 1976 . It is the largest and most international youth football tournament in Europe having more than 2700 matches each year. It has had participants from more than 28 countries The It The 40th anniversary tournament was held in 2015 and 1240 teams from 11 countries took part meaning more than 21 000 participants. Huge amount of participants guarantees an unforgettable atmosphere and appropriate games for teams of all levels.

The tournament also has Love the Ball Center, which is the heart of the tournament. It is the place to meet participants of other countries.Apart from the football,Helsinki is a great place for sightseeing.

With approximately 600,000 residents, Helsinki is a city that proudly operates as the host city of the Helsinki Cup in July.

In addition to the games, you can get to know, for example, the bustle of the Market Square, experience the summer days in Esplanadi Park and shop for souvenirs for your loved ones back home. In your cultural tour of the city, you should at least include Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki Cathedral and a short ferry ride over to Suomenlinna which flawlessly combines history and a picnic lunch.It is one of the Most Beautiful Cities of Northern Europe, where the Mobile Company NOKIA originates from.

You can visit places in the city for exercising, such as Käpylä Sports Park and Töölö ball field, for releasing excess energy from the playing pitch. Additional activities can be found at Hietaniemi beach, a popular young people’s destination, and the legendary swimming pool at Helsinki Olympic Stadium. With the HSL travel card provided by the organizers you can easily get all around the city.