Category A - School accommodation:
Everyone staying at the school, players and leaders, has to pay the accommodation cost and participation fee. This cost is inclusive of Riga Card and 15 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) starting with dinner on July 31th and ending with lunch on 05 of august. A minimum of two and maximum four leaders per team may stay at the school. You can rent mattresses and bedding from us to an additional cost. If you bring your own mattress it can not be wider than 75 cm. We urge all participants and leaders to never leave valuables or money unattended at the school. Read more about staying at a school.
Category B - Hotel accommodation:
Hotel booked through Riga Cup. All participants, players and leaders, has to pay the hotel cost and participant fee. The cost is inclusive of Riga Card and breakfast. Lunch and dinner vouchers for meals at a nearby school can be purchased at Riga Account.
Category C - Own accommodation:
Teams arranging their own accommodation. All participants, players and leaders, has to pay the participant fee. The fee is inclusive of Riga Card. Lunch and dinner vouchers for meals at a nearby school can be purchased at Riga Account.
Who can participate?
All clubs, which are members of their FIFA affiliated national association, are welcome to participate in the Riga Cup. In countries where football is operated by the schools we also allow teams affiliated by their school football association.
The tournament begins with a group play. Teams are divided into groups of four or five teams, where all teams are playing each other once. The first and second team of the group qualify for play-off A, other teams in the group qualify for play-off B. The tournament is played under all applicable FIFA or Latvian FA rules.
Number of teams in the tournament
24 teams in the every age.
The teams that have registered and paid the registration fee has priority. Registration counts as the date we receive the registration fee.
When does the registration open?
The registration for Riga Cup 2023 opens on November 07th.
Which is the last date to register?
Deadline for making a registration is June 11th. Please note that teams who have registered and paid their registration fee first will be given priority when we reach the maximum number of teams in each groupe age and category (categories A, B and C).
Riga Card is included for all players, leaders and accompanying families and friends who have booked their accommodation via Riga Cup and/or paid the participation fee.
Accompanying families and friends who have booked their own accommodation can purchase Riga Card. If you order it via your team leader you will get seats together with the team at the opening ceremony.
Read more about Riga Card
Each team that has booked accommodation through Riga Cup receives two Leader Cards, giving entry to the Riga Leaders Party, entrance to Riga Leaders Lounge If you have more than two leaders you can purchase extra Riga Leader Card at Riga Account.
Read more about Leaders Card
Return transfer between the airport, train station or ferry terminal in Riga and your accommodation is included in the accommodation cost. Note that there is only one return transfer per team/group included. The transfer is exclusively for teams, and NOT for accompanying families and friends. Transfer must be booked in advance at Riga Account and can only be booked for minimum 14 persons per group.
For persons with special food needs or allergies we are able to arrange this. If you wish to order vegetarian food the cost is €15 per person. Please note that we don’t serve any dishes that contains nuts (including peanuts, almonds and sesame) or pork.
Extra nights for teams with school accommodation
If a team need to arrive or depart outside the tournament dates, July 31th- August 05 , a maximum two extra nights can be arranged to a cost of €20 per person and extra night. Please observe that no meals are served during the extra nights. All meals has to be arranged by the team and at the team's own expenses.
Only one school is open before and after the tournament. The team will be moved to its regular school when the tournament start. If the extra night is after the tournament the team will be moved from its regular school to the specific school for extra nights.
All registered teams have their own team page at Riga Account. Several leaders can connect their Riga ID to the same team page at Riga Account. On your team page you will update your registration, place orders, fill out the list of participants, make payments and see your balance. Please note that each team is responsible for deadlines of when information, orders and similar are to be submitted.
To Riga Account
Check in online
All teams must check in online at Riga Account before their arrival to the tournament. The online check in can be done by the earliest July 17thand by the latest July 30th. Please observe, that you must bring your booking confirmation and possible vouchers that you have printed to the tournament to collect your orders.
All participants at Riga Cup must complete the age control to participate in the tournament. This is to make sure that all participants are eligible to participate in the age class they are enrolled in.
Read more about the age control
Riga Line are buses that runs between schools and pitches where it's hard to travel with the local communications. Riga Lines schedule is found in our app. Use the local communications where it's possible
Hotel bookings for families and friends
For accompanying families and friends we can help with booking hotel to reasonable prices. For more information and booking, read here or contact our hotel booking at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 07th: The registration opens
April 28th: Registration closes
May 19th: Last date to pay the accommodation cost and/or participation fee for all who stay in a school, a hotel or have booked their own accommodation.
June 21th: Last date for payments of extra orders such as extra Gothia Cards, extra Leaders Card, special food, meal cards or mattresses. Also deadline to cancel players.
July 30th: Last day to check in online
July 31th: Arrival day, no matches are played
August 01th: The matches begin. Opening ceremony at Skonto Stadium
August 02nd: Last day to complete the age control
August 05th: Finals and departure day
For teams reaching the finals, each player will receive a medal, and the teams the specially designed Riga Cup trophy. The two loosing teams in the A playoff semi final will receive a third place trophy and bronze medals during halftime of the final in their class. For teams reaching the finals in the B playoff there will be medals and a trophy. A trophy is awarded the best club. Points are awarded as follows:.
The registration fee must be paid within ten days of submitting the registration online. Once we receive the payment of your registration fee, we will confirm your registration.
The accommodation cost and/or participation fee must be paid no later than May 19th. If the accommodation cost and/or participation fee has not been paid for within five days after its due date the Riga Cup has the right to cancel your registration without any right to a refund of the registration fee. For hotel accommodation see your booking confirmation.
Note that all bank transaction fees must be paid for by the team. You have to pay in the currency (Euro or USD) that is the most ”natural” currency in your country. Please observe that we do not accept any personal or company cheques.
If you need to cancel your registration, email email@example.com and note your registration number. The registration fee is non refundable.
In case a player or leader must cancel the accommodation cost is only refundable if the cancellation is made at the lastest June 10th. After June 10th a doctor's notice is required to get the accommodation cost refunded.
Accommodation booked through Riga Cup
We reserve us the right during the tournament when needed to move a team from their accommodation to be lodged in another accommodation and the right to dismiss a participant from Riga Cup accommodation if the participant commits criminal offense or at repeated occasions violates our rules. For teams with booked accommodation through Riga Cup the team manager as indicated on the participants list is responsible for the team's behavior.
The team manager in charge is obligated to ensure that all participants are insured on the pitch. Each participant is responsible for his/her personal insurance off the pitch. Participants from countries that have no medical insurance agreement with Latvian must have personal medical insurance. Neither Riga Cup nor the organizer has collective insurance to cover injuries, illness, theft or damages.
Cancelation of the tournament and force majeure
Neither Riga Cup nor the organizer is responsible for compensation and they are also not responsible for financial losses or damages that may occur due to events outside the control of Riga Cup or the organizer, such as war-like events, fire, flood, interruptions in public transport connections, government actions, strike or other similar circumstances.