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Gothenburg's fields of dreams

Published: Monday 18 July 2011, 9.31CET
We visit the world's biggest grassroots tournament.
Published: Monday 18 July 2011, 9.31CET

Gothenburg's fields of dreams

We visit the world's biggest grassroots tournament.

An event that gave the world one of its first glimpses of stars including Andrea Pirlo and Xabi Alonso, the Gothia Cup is the world's biggest grassroots tournament with as many as 4,320 games played on 91 pitches over one week in Gothenburg. The UEFA Training Ground travels to Sweden to find out more.

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