NF Selection – Ibercup Cascais 2019

We invite players to sign up for NF Academy’s talent team participating in the Ibercup Cascais elite tournament in Lisbon, Portugal, 12th-19th April 2019.

With this event, we want to allow young Nordic talents to compete against top international teams with the guidance of skilled Portuguese coaches. Before the tournament there will be a two-day training camp for players and coaches to get to know each other both on and off the track.

Who can participate?

Players wishing to apply for participation should maintain a high regional level.

We participate in 4 age categories:
U12 (born 2007/2008) – 7v7
U13 (born 2006) – 11v11
U14 (born 2005) – 11v11
U15 (born 2004) – 11v11
Players born in 2003 also have the opportunity to apply for participation as we can have 2 senior players

Ibercup Cascais – International elite tournament with European big clubs

Ibercup Cascais is an international elite tournament with participation from several European big clubs. A total of 32 teams in each age category with the presence of top academies in Europe. Some of the clubs that participated in previous editions: FC Barcelona (Spa), Gremio (Bra), Liverpool FC (Eng), Sporting CP (Por), Atletico Madrid (Spa), SL Benfica (Por), Sevilla FC (Spa), Malaga CF (Spa), Anderlecht (Bel), Yokohama Marinos (Japan) Mexican National Team (Mex).

More information about the tournament can be found at:

Program 2019

Day 1 – Friday April 12th
Arrival day where you will be accommodated in hotels in Cascais. Shared dinner in the evening with a briefing about the program and time for players to get to know each other.

Day 2 – Saturday 13th of April
Breakfast followed by information meeting with workout in the morning followed by training matches in the afternoon.

Day 3 – Sunday 14th of April
Training session focusing on preparations for the first day of the match. team meeting and individual player conversations.

Day 4 to Day 6 – Monday 15 April to Wednesday 17 April
Group game in the tournament. During these days we will take team photo. Final match will be announced 2 weeks before the tournament starts. There will be team meetings at the hotel before and after the matches. There will be some spare time between the matches so we encourage parents who want to follow the tournament to stay at the same hotel as players during the week.

Day 7 – Thursday 18th of April
A-Final, B-Final and B-Finals

Day 8 – Friday April 19th
The U11, U12, U13 and U15 finals are played at Estoril Praia’s stadium in a vibrant atmosphere with nearly 2,000 spectators. If we do not go to the finals we will use this day to see the finals followed by check-out and return. Each participant will receive an evaluation report from our staff about 2 weeks after returning home.


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