Frequently Asked Questions Barcelona

Booking and Payments

How much does this tour cost?

There are two elements of pricing: Tournament Entry Fee (£1600 per team) and Tour Package Fee (from £189 per person).

The Tournament Entry Fee includes a maximum squad size of 13.

How do I book this tour for my team?

1. Select your Tour Package
2. Submit your Team Information, Tour Size & Package choice to The Europa Cup
3. Receive a full quote
4. Start collecting deposit payments from everyone going on your tour and make deposit payment to confirm your tour
5. Pay full balance by 6th April 2020

One representative from your team must be responsible for the booking process (i.e: the team manager) and all requests/payments must go via them.

Can you reserve a place for my team?

All places are available on a first come-first serve basis. In order to secure your team place, you must make the deposit payment of £100 per person and £500 towards the Tournament Entry Fee.

I want to book an extra day, how do I do this?

Please email us at info (@) theeuropacup.com to obtain a quote for extra nights at your chosen accommodation.

I want to add an additional person after my initial booking.

Please ensure that if your numbers change that you inform us as soon as possible. We cannot guarantee that there will still be space left at your chosen accommodation (but we will do the best we can in all circumstances to accommodate you).

Is there a limit on how many spectators we can bring?

No, there will be no limit on how many spectators can come on the tour with your team. We encourage bringing as many family & friends as possible so you can all share the once-in-a-lifetime experience together!

What can we do to help us pay for this tour?

Many teams tend to do fundraising activities such as setting up online pages (Just Giving/Go Fund Me etc), Sponsored walks & bake sales at their clubhouses, attracting local sponsors (Hairdressers/Restaurants/Businesses etc).
In some cases, your football club may cover the Tournament Entry Fee for your team. It is worth exploring this option with your club chairman.

The Football

What age matrix do you use?

The age matrix used in The Europa Cup will follow the same precedence as the UK matrix i.e. following school year.

Under 8 – Born 01/09/20010 or later

Under 9 – Born 01/09/2009 or later

Under 10 – Born 01/09/2008 or later

Under 11 – Born 01/09/2007 or later

Under 12 – Born 01/09/2006 or later

Under 13/14 – Born 01/09/2004 or later

Under 15/16 – Born 01/09/2002 or later

Dispensation: No dispensation for overage players is allowed.

Can girls teams enter the tournament?

Yes – girls teams are more than welcome to enter! Please note we will not run a girls-only tournament however girls teams will be allowed to play in the age group below (i.e: an U12 girls team can play in the U11 category)

How many players & managers can we bring?

Each squad can consist of up to 13 players for this 7v7 tournament. A maximum of 1 Manager & 2 coaches are permitted pitchside per team.

What are the ability levels of this tournament?

This tournament is open to teams of all abilities. In the past, the majority of teams tend to be grassroots along with a few academy teams. The overall ability level is mixed. Our seeding format will ensure you play opposition of similar standard in semi-final/final matches.

How many games do we play in total?

Each team will play 3 x 15 minute games, on Day 1 and 2 x 15 minute games on Day 2. You will play 3 group games, 1 semi-final and 1 final game. All teams play 5 matches regardless of results. You will receive a total of 75 minutes football at this tournament.

Do all players receive a medal?

Yes – all players will receive a medal regardless of results! There will be a pitchside medal ceremony at the end of the tournament where all players receive medals & the lucky winners receive trophies

What happens in the occasion of a draw?

In the group stage, teams level on points will be decided on goal difference. In the finals, games which end in a draw will be decided on a penalty shootout

Accommodation

Can we book our own accommodation?

No, all accommodation must be booked through The Europa Cup.

Do toddlers/babies get charged when booking accommodation?

Children that are 2 or under get access free of charge as long as they are sharing a bed or in a cot. If you require a separate bed then there is the standard charge for that occupancy.

Are there different prices for the accommodation for adults and children?

The price per person is the same regardless of age (babies under the age of 2, not requiring a bed, go free)

Are the prices per room or per person?

Please note all pricing for Tour Packages is on a per person basis.

Can we change hotels?

Unfortunately, once you are booked onto a package and paid the deposit, you cannot change unless exceptional circumstances are approved by the hotel.

Can we make changes to who's in each room?

You can make changes to the individuals in each room up until a month before the tournament. You may change your room type also, subject to availability.

What facilities does my hotel have?

We have selected hotels which are family friendly. All hotel details can be found here: https://theeuropacup.com/paris/packages/.

What meals are included at hotels?

You will receive free breakfast as part of your Tour Package. Half Board/Full Board options can also be booked by emailing [email protected] An array of nearby supermarkets/restaurants are also available

Flights and Transfers

Which airport should we fly into?

You can fly into Barcelona (BCN) or Reus (REU) airports. Our team will be on hand to greet you and facilitate your coach transfer from the airport to your hotel. The Europa Cup will arrange 1 coach per team for airport transfers, therefore, you need to ensure you all arrive at the same time

Can we book flights via The Europa Cup?

No – all flights must be booked by yourselves. We recommend using www.skyscanner.com to search for the best prices.

How do we travel to the football venues on Day 1 and Day 2?

The Europa Cup will arrange coaches which will take you to the football venues and also drop you back to your hotel.

2-5 June 2023, Entries are now closed!