Who may participate ?

All clubs, members of a FIFA affiliated national association, may participate in the Paris World Games. For the countries where football can be taught in the school system, we also allow teams affiliated to their school sports associations. All players must be insured both for games and leisure time. 

Rules of the tournament

The tournament is played under all applicable FIFA or French Football Federation rules. The specific rules of the tournament are to be found in our website in the Official Rules tab. The games are played with official referees from various countries.

Dates and number of games

All teams play a minimum of 4 games between Friday 7 and Thursday July 13. A win awards 4 points, a draw 2 points, a defeat 1 point and a penality 0 point. The teams classified 1st and 2nd of the group qualify for Play-Off A. The teams classified after 2nd place qualify for Play-Off B. During the Play-Off Phase, all games are knock-out games.

Duration of games

Group & play-off games 8-a-side: 2 x 20min 11-a-side: 2 x 25min

Number of players

There is no limitation as to the number of players in each team. You may note that no more than 7 substitutes can participate in a game for 11-a-side, and 5 substitutes for 8-a-side. Each player must be able to prove his age and identity. It is recommended that all players use the same shirt number for all games. 

Number of teams in the tournament

The Paris World Games organization cannot accept every registration applications. The teams paying first the registration fees, will thus have priority. A club may register a maximum of 2 teams in the same group of age. 


Dispensations only will be granted in the Girls categories. Teams will be able to participate with 2 girls one year older. Girls can play in Boys categories until U15.


Each player will receive a prize. For winners, the Paris World Games Trophy will be awarded (gold medals). For runner-ups and teams reaching the semi-finals, a trophy will also be awarded (silver and bronze medals).  


All our offers of accomodation include :

  • 6 nights of accomodation from July 7 to 13.
  • 18 meals from dinner on July 7 until lunch on July 13.
  • Free unlimited access to public transportation in Paris.
  • Access offered by Paris City Council to most of Paris monuments.
  • The individual participation to the tournament.


ACCOMODATION IN HOTEL *  – Triple room (double and single beds) –  350€ per person


ACCOMODATION IN YOUTH HOSTELS – Single room, double room or dormitory –  425€ per person


ACCOMODATION IN HOTELS – Single, double or triple room – 450€ per person in ** Hotels.  – 550€ per person in *** Hotels.  – 750€ per person in **** Hotels. 


ALTERNATIVE ACCOMODATION (Only for Parisians) Contact: info@parisworldgames.com

 General rules for accomodations : If accomodated in gymnasiums, each participant will have to provide for his own sleeping bag and ground sheet/mattress. Beds and linen can be rented for 30 € per person . For further information on that subject, contact : info@parisworldgames.com On all accomodations :

  • one adult every 12 children must be with the group. 4 adults maximum are accepted in the same accomodation as the children in the gymnasiums or youth hostels.
  • Alcohol and cigarette are forbiden on the playing fields and the accomodations.
  • the accomodations must be silent between 10 pm and 8 am. The adults must ensure that this point is respected. There must be a minimum of one adult with the team at night time in the accomodations.

Additional nights

Teams wishing to book additional nights may benefit from this option. This possibility is limited to a maximum of 2 days before and after the tournament. The price of one extra night is 40 €  in Category G, 50 € in Category Y. The price of an extra night in Category H varies from each Hotel. Contact info@parisworldgames.com for more info. Please note that these prices does not include any meal.

Change of Accomodation

The organization reserves the right to transfer a team to another gymnasium at all time. As indicated in the rules, the head of delegation is responsible for his/her players and staff behavior. It is compulsory to read the Terms & Conditions of the accommodation.


Location of the meals : Breakfasts : served on the place of accomodation of the teams. Lunch and Dinner: – university restaurant La Halle aux Farines – Cité Universitaire – university restaurant Bichat

Public transportation

Public transportation (bus, metro and tramway) within Paris is included for the participants during the tournament. This offer is valid from the arrival of the teams to their accomodation on July 7 until the end of July 13. 

Airport transfer

Participants may benefit from discounts on transfers between the airport and their accommodation.  You can reach the organization at info@parisworldgames.com on that subject. You may note that transfers included in that offers are those to and from Orly and Charles de Gaulle Airports. 

Accompanying people

Families, fans or visitors are welcome to the Paris World Games. We can help them plan their stay and book a hotel in Paris during the tournament. To benefit from this service, you can contact us at info@parisworldgames.com.

Insurances and Responsibility

You must make sure that all players are insured both on and off the football field. The Paris World Games does not carry any group insurance protecting participants in case of injury, illness, theft or damage to property. Participants from countries with no agreement with France (such as European Health Insurance Card) must have personal insurance. The organization advises you not to let unattended valuables and money. That is especially true in gymnasiums, dressing rooms and near the playing fields.


All payments need to be done to the Paris World Games bank account: Payments in EURO : HSBC, France. IBAN code FR76 3005 6009 3509 3500 0786 818 BIC/SWIFT : CCFRFRPP Note that all bank transaction fees have to be paid for by the teams. Please observe that we do not accept any personal or company cheques.

Important dates

September 1st: Registration and payments begin. April 15th: Last day for registration and payments.