23. - 28. JULY 2018 - HJØRRING - DENMARK
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Represent your country at the Dana Cup Hjørring
International Youth Soccer - at it's best

It is not just your club you represent at our tournament, you are also representing your country. The Dana Cup is a place for teams to show off and test their talent against other young soccer players from all corners of the World. How do we compare on the World Stage? 
Your team will play international games against some of the biggest soccer nations from around the World, these nations have been represented earlier:
Albania - Algeria - Antigua and Barbuda - Argentina - Armenia - Australia - Austria - Azerbaijan - Bangladesh - Barbados - Belarus - Belgium - Bermuda - Bolivia - Bosnia-Herzegovina - Brazil - Bulgaria - Burkina Faso - Canada - Cameroon - Chile - China PR - Colombia - Congo - Congo DR - Costa Rica - Côte d'Ivoire - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechoslovakia - Czech Republic - Denmark - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - Egypt - England - Equatorial Guinea - Eritrea - Estonia - Faroe Islands - Finland - France - Georgia - Germany - Ghana - Greece - Greenland - Guatemala - Haiti - Honduras - Hong Kong - Hungary - Iceland - India - Indonesia - Ireland, republic of - Israel - Italy - Japan - Jordan - Kenya - Korea DPR - Korea Republic - Kosovo - Latvia - Lebanon - Liberia - Liechtenstein - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Macedonia, FYR - Malaysia - Malta - Mexico - Moldova - Morocco - Nepal - Netherlands - New Zealand - Nigeria - Northern Ireland - Norway - Pakistan - Palestine - Peru - Philippines - Poland - Portugal - Réunion - Romania - Russia - Saudi Arabia - Serbia - Scotland - Serbia & Montenegro - Singapore - Slovakia - South Africa - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Taipei, Chinese - Tanzania - Thailand - Turkey - Turkmenistan - Uganda - Ukraine - United Arab Emirates - Uruguay - USA - Venezuela - Virgin Islands - Wales - Zambia
We are honored to provide an arena for youth soccer, that can be ranked one of the best in the World. A safe environment where every aspect associated with the tournament runs like clockwork
after years of experience and learning. We offer a platform for young soccer players to unite and experience passion for football, respect, unity, equality, friendships and much more.
A summary of the Dana Cup Hjørring:

* More than 1.100 teams from 45 countries
* Denmark's largest sporting event
* The World's third largest youth soccer tournament
* The World's most international youth tournament with 90% foreign teams
* Excellent grass fields in a safe environment
* 20,000 participants playing in international groups
* Kilometers of beautiful sandy beaches close by
* A fantastic organization with top class personal customer service
* Memories for the rest of your life
To recieve our tournament prices, just send a quick e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Our entry deadline is 1st of May 2017, you can enter online here.
We look forward to welcoming you and your club to Hjørring in the summer of 2017, you will be more
than welcome.
Join the Dana Cup Family in 2017!
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Hotels and upgrades for teams 


More and more clubs are making Dana Cup a family getaway and a yearly tradition. Dana Cup can assist parents, family members and supporters wishing to book accommodation while they are here in Hjørring.

All of the options found on our website here are booked by the Dana Cup, so orders have to be made through our office.

Hotels are always cheapest via the Dana Cup and there is a discount on the D-band if you book your hotel via the Dana Cup.

We can also assist teams that wish to upgrade from the normal classroom accommodation on a school (A-band) to some of our accommodations found here. If your team wishes to upgrade, it is only possible at the places marked with "Upgrade option" next to the name.
Today we can also offer our brand new apartments at the Dana Cup SportsCenter

1 room apartment for 4 persons with toilet, shower, TV, Wi-Fi and a little kitchen. The price is EUR 1.690 for 5 nights from Monday to Saturday. Extra nights cost EUR 338 per night. The price includes bed linen, towels and breakfast. 
3 room apartment for 8 persons with 2 bedrooms, toilet, shower, TV, Wi-Fi and a little kitchen. The price is EUR 2.534 for 5 nights from Monday to Saturday. Extra nights cost EUR 507 per night. The price includes bed linen, towels and breakfast.
There is also entrance to our cozy roof terrace, living room and the centers washing facilities.
Our accommodations get sold out quick, so do not wait too long to make your order!
You can order by sending a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Bob Knudsen Andersen is ready to take your order and help you book the best option for your stay at the Dana Cup 2017.
Photo: Siv Ulvestad
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Dana Cup 2017 brochure


All the information you need to help make a decision to take part in the Dana Cup 2017 are now gathered in our new brochure.

You can, in many different ways get the information.
Our brochuren can be read online or downloaded as a PDF so you can save it on your own computer or print it out.
So now you can see the possibilities and enter the Dana Cup 2017.
In 2016 there participated 1.153 teams, a new record, so get in early so we can fulfill your wishes.
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Dana Cup 2017 - Registration open!

We are now open for registrations for the Dana Cup 2017.

Players and leaders from 1.153 teams, around 20,000 people had a fantastic experience here in Denmark in 2016 and they are poised to return in 2017 when the Dana Cup will be played from the 24th to the 29th of July.
We are looking forward to welcoming new participants to the most international youth soccer tournament in the World. There is more than 45 nations participating.
We are now open for online registrations. Make a quick decision and register your team to the Dana Cup 2017.
We look forward to welcoming you here in Denmark in 2017. 

Register today here
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We are taking a short break


After a successful Dana Cup 2016, the staff need a well deserved break.

So the Dana Cup office will be closed until Thursday the 1st of September, 2016.

Important mails will be answered and if absolutely necessary you can call us on +45 98 91 13 00.

We wish everyone a great late summer and weclome back to the Dana Cup 2017 from the 24th to the 29th of July.  

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Thanks for this year


Dana Cup would like to say thank you to all participants, leaders, referees, voluteers, residents of Hjørring and the thousands of others who have assisted in making this years tournament a huge success. 

We are already excited and looking forward to the Dana Cup 2017 24. – 29. July.

After 2.895 games, the trophies are handed out. We will now take a short break and return very soon to start the process of making the Dana Cup 2017 a bigger and better experience.

See you soon.

Dana Cup

Director Jette Andersen

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 Broke the Rules – Trophy Seized

 For the first time in Dana Cup's 35-year-history, on Saturday, it was necessary to seize a trophy due to gross violation of tournament rules.

Gjakova KF from Kosovo, who won silver in B13 and had been given a trophy, had used illegal players and provided falsified personal data. When Dana Cup's board found out they decided to seize the trophy.

Dana Cup has thus demonstrated a very consistent position. No kind of violation of tournament rules will be tolerated.

Subsequently, Dana Cup's board consider if the behaviour of the team from Kosovo will have long-term consequences, for example, in the form of a fixed-term exclusion from Dana Cup.

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 Vard Haugesund SK (NOR) – Holmen IF (NOR) 3-2 (1-1)

 Vard Haugesund SK from Norway and Holmen IF also from Norway played the most interesting match of the finals. It was a lively, fast-paced game, which had everything: goals, intense fight and lots of physical duels.

The two teams had decided to have a fast-paced game from the very beginning, and after just three minutes of play Vard Haugesund scored to make it 1-0. However, Holmen IF did not intend to give up and five minutes later it was 1-1.

Then the game turned into trench warfare with Vard Haugesund in a slightly dominant role.

With a beautiful long distance shot in the top corner Vard Haugesund made it 2-1 and if the ball had not hit the goal post three minutes later the players in red would have won the game.

Instead Holmen IF quickly responded and so the teams were back to square one. However, two minutes later Vard Haugesund scored a headed goal to make it 3-2. Then Holmen IF hit the cross bar with five minutes left.

Vard Haugesund held out and, thus, won the last final of the tournament.

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Jordan Knights FA (JOR) – Pegueninos do Jockey (BRA) 1-2 (0-2)

Pegueninos do Jockey from Brazil have taken part in Dana Cup for years while beating opponents and entertaining spectators. The participants in this year's final in B14 were no exception. It was a pleasure to watch, especially, man of the match, number 23 from Pegueninos do Jockey. With ease, bordering on arrogance, he again and again went past his opponents in high speed, whether they were two or three defenders.

Pegueninos do Jockey made it 1-0 after just six minutes of play and then the tone was set. As the Brazilians increased to 2-0 after six minutes, the spectators sort of knew that the players from Jordan Knights FA were going to have a hard time.

Pegueninos do Jockey were in control, but they gradually relaxed.

This changed when Jordan Knights FA equalised on an excellent direct free kick making the Brazilian goalkeeper look a little weak.

Consequently, the game gained new momentum. However, no more goals were scored in the best match of the finals.

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 Viking FK (NOR) – Svärtinge SK (SWE) 2-0 (1-0)

 Viking FK from Norway beat Svärtinge SK from Sweden when they scored an amazing long shot goal with just two minutes left of the game. The Norwegian girls had already scored in the first half, but the lead was fragile and Svärtinge SK could be proud of a match with more fighting than nice football.

The battle for gold and silver was close and intense in a match in which neither team intended to give anything away. Viking FK was just a little bit sharper in front of goal than the Swedish opponents.

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 Jambars FC (USA) – Dynamic Sporting Solution (NGA) 0-2 (0-1)

 Often the expectations to the last game in B19 have been sky high. Spectators expect great football but quite often people are disappointed. Thus, people also expected a lot from the game Jambars FC from the USA vs. Dynamic Sporting Solution from Nigeria. The game was played at a fast pace, had loads of physical duels but lacked quality.

From the beginning of the game the green striped players from Nigeria showed a bit more speed and aggression than the boys from the USA and, consequently, they deserved winning gold medals in class B19.

The African players made it 1-0 just before the final whistle in the first half, and when the ball struck the arm of an American defender five minutes into the second half, they scored on penalty and, therewith, more or less won the game.

Jambars FC fought to change the outcome, but they were never really dangerous. Not even a red card to one of the players from Dynamic Sporting Solution in the dying minute had an impact on the match result.

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