Cup Denmark

Either: Jul.28/Aug. 2nd, Jul.28/Aug. 1st or Jul.29/Aug. 1st 2022

Cup Denmark is a unique football tournament with an international atmosphere where you can experience football at its best along with up to 160 other teams. The tournament is a truly international event attracting teams from more than 25 nations. Experience a huge variety of activities in addition to football including Disco, karaoke night and football freestyle.

In past years teams have entered from Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Palestine, Poland and Scotland Sweden, Taiwan, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam and, of course, Denmark.

After many fantastic years in Ishøj in 2017 the tournament moved to Danish Premier League sides Brondby IF facilities. All tournament activities are on one site with over 25 fields.

Click here to access our Copenhagen City guide.


School Accommodation

As is the way with Scandinavia tournaments most teams stay in schools with each team being allocated a classroom.

The schools are within walking distance of the tournament area. You will need to bring a sleeping bag with you, alternatively, you can hire a mattress, sleeping bag, pillow, in advance. Full board, breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided from Friday morning until Monday morning.

Youth hostel and hotel accommodation are also available.

Tournament Schedule

Wednesday, July 27th: Possibility of an extra night’s stay.

Thursday, July 28th: Arrival of the participants’ teams and Opening ceremony which begins with a speech from the organisers.

Afterwards, they open up the much-appreciated karaoke evening with singing, laughter and the opportunity to mingle with other participants from around the World!


Friday, July 29th: The qualifying rounds begin. also the possibility of a visit to Bakken which is the oldest amusement park in the world and the most entertaining in Denmark, with a tradition stretching back 425 years.

There are over 130 different attractions from the roller coaster, wheel of fortune and shooting galleries to the gaming halls and dance clubs.

Saturday, July 30th: The qualifying rounds continue. In the evening there are two events, a leaders meeting and a players Disco. The leader’s meeting gives the leaders a chance to go for a guided stadium tour or to a live football match.

When the leaders are at the meeting, the doors are opened to the fun disco for all young people. Here the football isn’t in focus but instead high volume, party and dance, new friends and a great light show!

Sunday, July 31st: Semi-finals and Finals. Prize ceremony. Departure of the participants.

Monday, August Ist: Departure of the remaining participants.


Tournament Area and Cup Denmark TV

Tournament Area: On the playing area, the football is in centre, but all around there are also opportunities for fun activities between matches. Indoor and outdoor activities, Leaders Corner and much more!

Cup Denmark TV: Did you know that the Cup Denmark has its own TV team? Every day they record highlights from the tournament that you can see on the Cup Denmark television screens around the place or on the dedicated YouTube channel!

About Copenhagen/Getting There

Most of Copenhagen’s popular attractions and sights are within walking distance. And the city has so much more to offer than the three most famous ones; Tivoli Gardens, the statue of The Little Mermaid, and the freetown of Christiania.

Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen is a must for all visitors to the city, young and old. Tivoli is located just a few minutes walk from City Hall, and with the Copenhagen Central Station as its nearest neighbour it is very easy to get to.
Tivoli Gardens was founded in 1843 and has become a national treasure and an international attraction.

Part of Tivoli Gardens’ secret is that there is something for everyone. The scenery is beautiful with exotic architecture, historic buildings and lush gardens. At night, thousands of coloured lights create a fairy tale atmosphere that is completely unique.

The rides are all designed to match Tivoli’s architecture and gardens. Some rides are wonderfully nostalgic. Others will match the expectations of the keenest thrill seekers, e.g. the Vertigo which will turn you upside down at 100 km/h and was voted Europe’s Best Ride in 2014.

Tivoli’s oldest and most popular ride, the wooden Roller Coaster from 1914, is one of only seven roller coasters worldwide which have a brakeman on board every train.

In 2017, Tivoli got a new, digital dimension – a virtual reality experience in The Demon, where the rollercoaster passengers are brought on a journey through a Chinese universe with fire-spitting dragons and exploding fireworks.

At Langelinje Pier you will find one of Copenhagen’s most famous tourist attractions: The sculpture of The Little Mermaid. 23 August 2013 she turned 100 years old. Unveiled on 23 August 1913, The Little Mermaid was a gift from Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen.

The sculpture is made of bronze and granite and was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a handsome prince on land. Every morning and evening she swims to the surface from the bottom of the sea and, perched on her rock in the water, she stares longingly towards the shore hoping to catch a glimpse of her beloved prince.

Carl Jacobsen fell in love with the character after watching a ballet performance based on the fairy tale at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen. The brewer was so captivated by both the fairy tale and the ballet that he commissioned the sculptor Edvard Eriksen to create a sculpture of the mermaid.

The sculpture was inspired by ballerina Ellen Price, who in 1909 danced the lead role in the ballet The Little Mermaid at the Royal Theatre. However, Ellen Price would not model in the nude for sculptor Edvard Eriksen. Thus Eriksen’s wife, Eline Eriksen, posed for the sculpture of The Little Mermaid.


Getting There

Copenhagen Airport

The nearest airport is Copenhagen which is 10 miles away. Upon arrival you will be met by a tournament representative and taken to registration. The following airlines fly there from the UK and Ireland:

BA from London-Heathrow.

Easyjet from Bristol, Edinburgh, London-Gatwick and Manchester.

Norwegian Air Shuttle from Dublin, Edinburgh and London-Gatwick.

Ryan Air from Dublin, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London-Stansted and Manchester.

Scandinavian from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, London-Heathrow and Manchester.

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