Copa del Sol
|Number of teams||10 (2014)|
|Most successful team(s)||Shakhtar Donetsk (2 titles)|
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. 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.
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. The total amount of prize money was 80,000 euro.
|2010|| CSKA Moscow
|N/A||Match was cancelled due to heavy rain. Both teams were declared joint winners.||Marbella,
|3 February – 12 February 2010||8|
|2011||Karpaty Lviv||1 – 0||Shakhtar Donetsk||Elche and La Manga,
|27 January – 7 February 2011||16|
|2012||Spartak Moscow||1 – 0||F.C. Copenhagen||Benidorm and La Manga,
|28 January – 7 February 2012||12|
|2013||Shakhtar Donetsk||2 – 1||Widzew Łódź||La Manga and Pinatar,
|23 January – 2 February 2013||12|
|2014||Strømsgodset||1 – 0||Astra Giurgiu||La Manga
|27 January – 6 February 2014||10|
- European Top Teams are Ready for Copa del Sol 2013 - IEC in Sports, News, 7 December 2012
- The ball swam perfectly... - website of FC Shakhtar
- Copa del Sol: Karpaty Lviv triumph - Lagardère Unlimited, 11 February 2011
- Finpusser på Copa del Sol - RBKweb, 13 November 2011