Global Goals World Cup

We turned the UN 17 Global Goals into a sport and created the first women's activist football tournament: the GGWCup.

by Eir Soccer & partners


Let there be play!

All women are pre-qualified, and the winners are not the best teams in the world, but for the world.

The Global Goals World Cup (GGWCup) is an activist 5v5 football tournament for women. We use sports to achieve gender equality in all the SDGs. The event gives women the power to impact and reach the important Goal in their life and community. To qualify the teams choose one of the 17 UN Global Goals that they will play and take action for. On matchday the teams play 6 minute matches and score points for style, crowd engagement, goals scored and advocacy.

The GGWCup is a new type of World Cup creating new types of role models. It is through channelling local action that we revolutionize women's groups globally. We aim to reach women from all walks of life, across all regions of the world by creating an inclusive environment which make both sports and sustainable development accessible to women.


#TakeTheBall and join the upcoming GGWCup tour

Upcoming events & tournaments. We hope we are coming to a location near you.

GGWCup was first launched in Copenhagen May 2016. Since then we have played 13 tournaments and 4,000 women have already joined. Every year we honor the winners and invite new teams to play in the Finals in September during the the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City.


NOW June 20 – GGWCup Hack at the Goals House, Cannes Lions

Join the events (RSVP is needed) at the Goals House. 2019 is the 66th International Cannes Lions, Festival of Creativity.

June 27 - July 1 – GGWCup Supporting Equal Playing Field

Join the event, Equal Playing Field & 3,500 players during the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Lyon, France.

Sept. 8-10 – GGWCup Hack

University of Southern California - CA, USA

September – GGWCup Finals in New York City

We will play on the 48th floor at SAP Next-Gen, Hudson Yard 10.
Make sure to get all the updates. Join the FB event. #UNGA #GlobalGoalsWeek

GGWCup Amman, Jordan

We will update as soon as we can.

GGWCup San Diego, CA, USA

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GGWCup Mombasa, Kenya

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Nov. 20-23 – GGWCup Games

4,000 children, 100 countries, 100 solutions, 4 days at the I Can Children’s Global Summit, Rome, Italy.


Past 2019 GGWCup tournaments & Events

June 13-16 - EU x GGWCup Hack – The People's Political Festival (Folkemødet) Bornholm, Denmark.

June 3-6 – GGWCup Hack, Women Deliver - Vancouver, Canada

May 29 – GGWCup Prague, Czech Republic

May 14 – GGWCup Europe / Copenhagen Denmark

March 8-11 – GGWCup Hack Citizens @ SXSW - Austin TX, USA.

February 9 + 10 – GGWCup Bangkok NIST International School

Jan. 21 -25 – GGWCup Talk Davos House, World Economic Forum

February 2 – GGWCup Mumbai Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School

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In 2019 we have GGWCups planned on 4 continents

13 tournaments since UNGA 2016
4,000 women have already played for the world
22,500 actions to reach the Global Goals have been taken
100+ million media impressions per event
Beyond Sport Global Impact Award Shortlisted in 2018