Norway Cup is an international tournament that attracts more than a thousand teams annually to Oslo. And it is one of the most important events in the amateur league. Girls and boys from 10 to 19 can participate in the cup taking place in Ekebergsletta. For a lot of these teenagers, this cup means a solid start for a future football career. So come and cheer them on!
The Norway Cup is the world's largest youth soccer tournament. In 2016 there were 2199 teams taking part. This 6-day festival of soccer has been an annual event since 1972. Spectators can watch thousands of games and also attend concerts and fairs. There are a lot of celebrity players and trainers as well as plenty of entertainment.
One of the brightest events at the Norway Cup is its spectacular opening parade. All participants attend wearing their team-kits and waving various flags. It starts at Ekeberg Camping, proceeds across Ekebergsletta, and finishes in the main square of the Norway Cup. The opening parade is then followed by an opening concert. The show commences at 5 pm, but it's better to come half an hour in advance.
Other highlights of the Norway Cup are the finals. These take place on Friday and Saturday at Ekeberg. All other matches occur between Sunday and Tuesday at various sports venues across the city of Oslo.