The Helsinki Cup, featured in our video below, was first held in 1976 and forms one of the largest junior football tournaments in the world. About 800 teams participated in 2011, from a range of countries including Sweden, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Estonia and Russia.
Football fever is intense in Finland, and teams from every part of the country attend the Helsinki Cup. Participants learn about playing fair and tough, but they also experience other cultures and make new friends from faraway countries.
But the tournament is not only about football; it is also about happiness and joy, sunshine and summer rain, victory and defeat, new experiences, memories and great emotions. Our videographer captured the atmosphere, both on the field and off.
Experience the Helsinki Cup atmosphere.
By Gustavo Alavedra, July 2011