Copa del Sol

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Copa del Sol
Copa del Sol logo.png
Founded 2010
Region Europe (UEFA)
Number of teams 10 (2014)
Current champions Norway Strømsgodset
Most successful team(s) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk (2 titles)
Website www.copadelsol.org

The Copa del Sol is an annual exhibition international club football tournament played on the south coast of Spain in January–February, one month before the kickoff of the national leagues. The inaugural tournament was first held in 2010.

The tournament is a chance for training and match play for the northern European football teams during their winter break. It is co-organized by Swedish IEC in Sports, part of Lagardère Group and Norwegian Norsk Toppfotball.[1] All games are broadcast back to home markets of participating clubs allowing fans to observe the current progress of team preparation for the upcoming season.

History[edit]

The final game of the 2010 tournament could not be held due to heavy rain. Both of the teams reaching the final, Shakhtar Donetsk and CSKA Moscow were declared winners.[2]

FC Karpaty Lviv were the winners of the 2011 tournament.[3]

The 2012 tournament took place from 28 January to 7 February,[4] and was won by Spartak Moscow.

The 2013 tournament took place on 23 January - 2 February 2013. Among the expected participants were Molde FK, Rosenborg BK, Widzew Lodz, CSKA Moscow, FC Copenhagen, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, and others.[1] The total amount of prize money was 80,000 euro.[1]

Results[edit]

Season Winner Score Runner-up Venue Date Teams
2010 Russia CSKA Moscow
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
N/A Match was cancelled due to heavy rain. Both teams were declared joint winners. Marbella,
Spain
3 February – 12 February 2010 8
2011 Ukraine Karpaty Lviv 1 – 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk Elche and La Manga,
Spain
27 January – 7 February 2011 16
2012 Russia Spartak Moscow 1 – 0 Denmark F.C. Copenhagen Benidorm and La Manga,
Spain
28 January – 7 February 2012 12
2013 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2 – 1 Poland Widzew Łódź La Manga and Pinatar,
Spain
23 January – 2 February 2013 12
2014 Norway Strømsgodset 1 – 0 Romania Astra Giurgiu La Manga
Spain
27 January – 6 February 2013 10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c European Top Teams are Ready for Copa del Sol 2013 - IEC in Sports, News, 7 December 2012
  2. ^ The ball swam perfectly... - website of FC Shakhtar
  3. ^ Copa del Sol: Karpaty Lviv triumph - Lagardère Unlimited, 11 February 2011
  4. ^ Finpusser på Copa del Sol - RBKweb, 13 November 2011

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