Step into the captivating realm of Ibercup, a world-renowned youth football tournament that draws talent globally. Picture yourself not just as a referee but as a vital part of an international symphony of football passion.
The flagship edition, IberCup Estoril, celebrating its 13th year in the summer of 2024 near Lisbon, Portugal, promises an unparalleled experience. Elite teams from around the world converge for glory, creating a kaleidoscope of talent on the pitch. What sets Ibercup apart is the camaraderie that transcends borders — imagine sharing the field with over a hundred referees, each representing a unique nationality.
Join us in this football extravaganza, where the thrill of competition meets the joy of forging global connections. Ibercup isn’t just a tournament; it’s a summer celebration of youth football that transcends boundaries and creates lasting memories.
The Experience includes:
Excellent hotel accommodation in the heart of Cascais, near Lisbon, with full-board buffet at breakfast; lunch and dinner at tournament’s meal center
Local transport to and from games, and Lisbon airport
Exclusivemerchandise including a personalised Referee Abroad polo shirt and shorts, plus a Referee Abroad badge and coin
Officiate games with international assistant referees from across the world
Awards Night: a get-together to announce final referees, as well as awards
Dedicated Referee Abroad staff on hand day and night to make your experience a truly unforgettable one
Observers, coaches and mentors at our Development tournaments: all referees will be observed during the tournament, receiving feedback and tips from some of the leading observers in countries across Europe and beyond
Picture yourself in stadium finals, potentially making a live TV appearance – with all finals broadcast live!
An unforgettable week of top-tier refereeing, camaraderie, new friends, and fun!
Embark on a fulfilling refereeing journey at the IberCup Cascais, where your participation fee covers a comprehensive package. Enjoy a few days of comfortable hotel accommodation with breakfast provided, ensuring a worry-free start to your day. Meals, including lunch and dinner, are served at the tournament canteens, fostering camaraderie with fellow referees. Effortless transfers to and from games are seamlessly arranged, with Uber expenses included for your convenience. Public transport is also provided to some fields, ensuring accessibility. As a token of appreciation, receive exclusive Referee Abroad merchandise to commemorate your crucial role in the tournament. Benefit from valuable insights as respected observers from across Europe provide constructive feedback to enhance your skills. Engage in dynamic matches with assistants and fourth officials, utilizing communication headsets as needed. Immerse yourself in the excitement of finals hosted in stadiums, with the opportunity to be featured on live TV. Beyond the field, relish an exceptional week of refereeing, camaraderie, and enjoyment! The tournament extends the courtesy of reimbursing Uber expenses, enhancing the overall convenience of your IberCup experience.
Referees are in for a delightful stay during the IberCup Cascais, as accommodation will be provided in a charming local hotel situated in the picturesque locales of Estoril or Cascais. Shared rooms, accommodating two other referees, create a friendly atmosphere for camaraderie and shared experiences. While the specific hotel name is yet to be revealed, rest assured it will be conveniently accessible and ideally located near the serene beauty of the sea. Drawing inspiration from past accommodations like Alvorada, Lido, or Estoril Eden, known for their comfort and convenience, the chosen hotel will offer referees not just a place to rest, but an integral part of the overall enchanting experience of the tournament.
During their downtime in Cascais, referees can explore the enchanting blend of history and modernity. A short trip to nearby Lisbon offers a treasure trove of experiences, from wandering through the cobbled streets of Alfama to marveling at the iconic Belem Tower. The historic neighborhoods, vibrant markets, and delicious local cuisine provide an immersive taste of Portuguese culture. Referees can stroll along the scenic waterfront in Cascais, taking in the fresh sea breeze and perhaps enjoying a relaxing afternoon at the renowned Praia do Guincho. Whether it’s a tram ride through Lisbon’s hills or indulging in pastries at the famous Pasteis de Belem, the leisure options are as diverse as the cultural tapestry that surrounds them.
For referees journeying to and from Lisbon, the city’s international airport serves as a well-connected gateway. Lisbon Airport hosts a multitude of airlines, ensuring convenient access from various parts of the globe. Referees can explore an array of flight options to find the one that suits their travel needs. Upon landing, the tournament goes the extra mile by reimbursing public transport expenses for the journey from the airport to Cascais, utilizing a combination of metro and train services. This thoughtful gesture not only simplifies the travel process but also encourages referees to immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Cascais without any transportation concerns.
Attended several tournaments as an observer. Very competitive games where officials can learn and improve. Recommended.
It was great experience doing referring. Referees from different countries shares their culture, experience and friendship. One of best platform for everyone to learn and explore their skills on the field. I made many new friends and I enjoyed the moment. See you all in next tournaments.
I went with refereeabroad too Bethesda Premier Cup, it was a great experience and Dan took really good care of us referees. Would recommend to all referees to go to one of the tournaments if you are able too. Besides that some really good observers was there helping us to improve.
MARCOS ANTONIO CORDEIRO
Falar dos torneios que participei é falar de Daniel, um amigo de longa data, competente, companheiro um excelente profissional, possibilitando a pessoas comuns uma experiência fantástica, que enriquece o acervo cultural, técnico, emocional e pessoal transformando o homem em um árbitro de ⚽️.
Geweldige ervaring om mee te maken, met een super organisatie en geweldige toernooien!
Een aanrader voor als je in het buitenland wilt fluiten met andere internationale scheidsrechters!