General Information


Every year about 10 000 players participate in the various IberCup Preliminary Cups for four or five days of national competition, fantastic experiences and extraordinary opportunities to compete with some of the best academies in the country. In IberCup Preliminary Cup you can get the opportunity to win a slot to play in one of our Qualifier World Final around the world. Teams that don’t participate in Preliminary Cups or do not get the qualification to our Qualifiers World FInal still can apply to participate in these Qualifiers, but for that, your application needs to be evaluated by our organization before we accept your participation.


Tournament Facts:

IberCup Preliminary Cups will offer to the winners a slot for a Qualifier World Final with special conditions. Win one of the Preliminary Cups and you will get the chance to participate in one of the Qualifier World Final. In our Qualifier Tournaments, you will find some of the best teams in the World as FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, O. Lyon, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Juventus, FC Porto, SL Benfica, Sporting Clube de Portugal, FC Zenit, Valencia CF, Sevilla FC, Real Betis, Malaga CF, Espanyol Barcelona, Deportivo la Coruña, Chivas Guadalajara, Paris St Germain, CR Vasco da Gama or Olympique Marseille. Also, reach the trophy in a Qualifier tournament and achieve the dream to participate in the IberCup World Final!



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 Qualifier 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).



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 and Playoff Bronce. 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.


Accommodation categories:

In 2019:

Hotel Accommodation: 23th to 28th July. 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:

  • October 1: Online registration form for next year’s tournament opens. When we receive your deposit fee we confirm your place in IberCup.
  • May 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 50% 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.
  • July 9: Match schedule is posted.
  • July 23: Arrival day, no matches played.
  • July 24: The matches begin.
  • July 25: Group Stage continues.
  • July 26: Last matches of the group stage. Playoff stage begins.
  • July 27: Playoff Stage. Playoff Bronze Finals.
  • July 28: Playoff Gold and Playoff Silver.

In case, of unforeseen circumstances, Ibercup Organization reserves the right to be able to change above mentioned dates.


IberCup Prizes

- Playoff Gold: 

  • The winner goes to IberCup Brasil 2020(2).
    Categories: 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 (Boys and Girls)

- Playoff Silver: 

  • The winner goes to IberCup to IberCup Cascais 2020(1).  
    Categories: 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 (Boys)

- Playoff Bronze:  

  • The winner goes to IberCup to IberCup Estoril 2020(1).
    Categories: 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 (Boys)

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.

The flights will be managed by the IberCup organization.
(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, half board meals (2 meals per day), local transfers (match transfers) upon fulfilment of the conditions.