Frequently Asked Questions

On this page you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the international football tournament of Pordenone: Gallini World Cup.

Where will take place the edition 2018?

The next edition of Gallini World Cup will take place as usual in Pordenone, a medieval town situated one hour from Venice.
More about Pordenone or View Map

When will take place the edition 2018?

The edition 2018 will start on Friday the 30th of March, with the first matches and the opening ceremony, and will end on Monday the 2nd of April with the finals. It will run during the weekend of Easter, as usual.

What teams already confirmed their participation?

On this article you can find a list of the confirmed participants of the next Gallini World Cup.

How can I register my team?

Request of registrations must be send by email to info@playinitaly.com, specifying the name of the Club, the City and the category.

When is the deadline to register my team?

Priority for the registration will be given to Clubs that have participated to the last editions of the tournament and to few new selected teams, to which we will reserve a place of the 64 available until August the 31st 2017.
After that deadline, registrations will be opened to all other Clubs, which will have to confirm their participation by October 31st 2017, on a first come first served basis.

When my registration will be confirmed?

The registration will be considered confirmed after the payment of the subscription fee of the team.

What are the costs for the participation?

For detailed informations about participation fees, you can write to info@playinitaly.com specifying:
– name of the Club
– city
– categories with wich you want to take part of the tournament

Where will participants sleep?

All teams will be hosted in the best 3*** and 4**** Hotels of Pordenone. This is a provisional list of the structures we use.

What categories are involved in the tournament?

The categories involved in Gallini World Cup 2018 are 3:
– Boys under 15 (2003-2004)
– Boys under 13 (2005-2006)
– Ladies under 17 (2001-2002)

Can a Club participate in more categories?

Yes, a Club can register its teams to all categories.

How many teams will take part of edition 2018?

These numbers should change for organizational needs:
 – Group boys U15 with 32 teams;
 – Group boys U13 with 24 teams;
 – Group Ladies U17 with 8 teams;

What teams participated to the last editions of Gallini World Cup?

This is a list with some of the most prestigious clubs that toke part to Gallini World Cup.

This are the final rankings of the last 3 editions:

How many matches will be played?

Every team will play at least 5 matches. The final numbers of matches depends on the ranking.

How long are the matches?

Boys U15 = 50 minutes (25+25)
Boys U13 = 40 minutes (20+20)
Ladies U17 = 50 minutes (25+25)

How many players can take part to the tournament?

Every team can register not more then 25 players. The final list must be filled before the first match and can not be modify lately.

How many players will be on the field?

Boys Under 15 = 11 v 11
Boys Under 13 = 9 v 9
Ladies Under 17 = 11 v 11

What are the dimension of the pitches?

Ladies U17: regular dimensions 11 v 11

Boys U15: regular dimensions 11 v 11

Boys U13: reduced dimensions of pitch and goals 9 v 9

Are loans allowed?

In the U17 and U15 groups every team can have 3 loans from other Clubs.
In the U13 group loans are NOT allowed.

How are changes regulated during the match?

A maximum of 7 players can be replaced by substitutes during the course of the game.
Flying changes are not allowed, so the referee has to stop the match.
A player that has been replaced, can’t return into the field with another substitution.

Where can I find the rules of the tournament of Pordenone?

The official rules will be send by FIGC few weeks before the beginning of the tournament, but they will be very similar to previous:

Rules 2017 Boys U15
Rules 2017 Boys U13
Rules 2017 Ladies

Where can I find videos and pictures of the last editions?

This is an interesting Post-Event Video Report of the last edition.
Other videos of Gallini World Cup are available on the Facebook page.

The best pictures of the tournament are posted on the profile Instagram of PlayInItaly.
All other pictures are divided in folders on the Facebook page, like this one about the Opening Ceremony.

Is there another tournament connected with Gallini World Cup?

Yes, there is a satellite event of Gallini World Cup.
It will take place in Budapest (Hungary) on the 9th and 10th June 2018.
The winners of both categories (U13 and U15) will be hosted for free in Italy for Gallini World Cup 2019.
For more informations contact info@playinitaly.com

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