measure your ability with the next football tournament.

Play your matches with the same tech as the FIFA World Cup!

The NEXT football tournament is a 5v5 football competition in the champions league format with a group stage and a knockout stage.

Every team plays 4 matches to compete in the group stage and the quarter-finals. Winning teams proceed to the semi-final and final matches.

All competitive matches are officiated by professional referees and are played with the NEXT football and player trackers. Compensatory matches for eliminated teams may be played without them.

play with no room for mistakes

Show up prepared.

Experience the NEXT football tournament in an exciting, fast-paced format.

Play 20-minute matches and secure victory before the day ends.

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exploit gaps in your opponents

Scout the competition.

Use the NEXT football app to scout your opponents and plan your matches.

View tactical livestreams of your opponents to discover gaps their formations.

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win prizes for your performance

Secure the reward.

Win the tournament and get rewarded for your performance.

Stay until the finals and join our little celebration at the end.

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keep scrolling to discover the tournament rules.

We are committed to the highest standards of fair play.

NEXT football competition matches are played with the standard set of rules as defined by the IFAB, with some adjustments to them to accommodate for the smaller pitch.

We are very serious about the proper implementation of match rules. Please don't hesistate to reach out if you have been treated unfairly.

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Team Rules

Calling all players.

All teams must meet the eligibility criteria to sign-up for the tournament and to continue in the tournament.

All players must be at least 18 years old at the time of signing up and creating their profile.
Every team must have a designated captain, which is set by default to the player who created the team.
All teams must have at least 5 registered players to form the starting squad at the time of signing up.
All teams may have up to 3 additional players as substitutes, limiting the maximum team size to 8 players.
Match Rules

Standard rules, new format.

All matches are played with the standard set of rules as defined by IFAB, with some changes for the smaller pitch.

Each player may be substituted twice, i.e. they may come back from being substituted the first time.
Outfield players cannot handle the ball anywhere, and goalkeepers cannot handle the ball outside the goal area.
The ball is considered in play if it hits the net and falls back on the pitch. Referees may stop the game for special cases.
Slide tackling is not allowed to reduce the risk of injury for all players.
Tournament Rules

Fairness for all.

All teams must follow the tournament rules and respect the referees' decisions as final.

Each team must have at least 3 players on the pitch to start the match. Incomplete teams forfeit the game at kick-off.
Every match in the group stage is played for 20 minutes. Every match in the knockout stage is played for 30 minutes.
Captains may remove players from a team with the player's cooperation and fill vacant slots with new players.
Bullying, violence and racism is not welcome on the pitch and may lead to disqualification without refunds.

experience the game like a real pro with the next football season.

One competitive match per week. Memories for a lifetime.

Play an entire competitive season with the NEXT football and win big rewards for your performance!

Every team plays 10 matches with official referees and the NEXT football. Every game is a full-length match with a half-time break to recoup and strategise.

Teams which qualify for the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals are eligible for cash rewards. Every participating player can win additional rewards for career achievements and for setting competition records.

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NEXT football season rewards

Cash prizes for winners.

Teams which qualify for the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will win money for their results.

The team in 1st place will win €2500 as a reward for their performances.
The team in 2nd place will win €2000 as a reward for their performances.
Both teams eliminated in the semi-finals will win €1750 as a reward for their performances.
All 4 teams eliminated in the quarterfinals will win €500 as a reward for their performances.
NEXT football career rewards

Real prizes for achievements.

Players who reach milestones in their NEXT football careers will win prizes for their accomplishments.

Players will get one jersey kit with home and away colours when they join their third tournament.
Players will get one set of the champions jersey when they win their first tournament.
Players will get a trophy to commemorate their 100th goal in all competitions.
Players will get new football boots to commemorate their 1000th goal contribution in all competitions.


Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the NEXT football tournament.


We are committed to fostering a professional and a fair environment for all players participating in the NEXT football tournament.


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How do I join the NEXT football tournament?

To join a NEXT football tournament, you must sign up and pay the entry fee for your team. View more info.

How long is the tournament?

Each NEXT football tournament is played in a single day. Teams play their group stage matches in the morning, and their knockout matches in the afternoon.

Can I reschedule a match?

We do not allow teams to reschedule matches. In special cases, you may contact us to initiate a request to reschedule.

Can I add new players to my team during the tournament?

Yes, you may add new players during the tournament to fill open slots in your team. Players who have already joined the tournament with another team are restricted from joining a second time.

Can I remove a player from my team during the tournament?

Yes, you can remove a player from your team but only with their approval. When you remove them from their team slot, they will receive an invite to leave the team.

Do you refund the entry fee to leaving players?

The entry fee is paid for a team slot, and we do not make partial refunds to individual players. Players must find an arrangement with their teammates before accepting the invite to leave the team.

Do you refund the entry fee to leaving teams?

If you cancel your team entry before the closing date for sign ups, we refund 100% of the amount. We do not make refunds for cancellations after the closing date.

How do I collect my cash reward?

Cash rewards will be paid to the captain or to a player designated by the team. We will get in touch within 7 days of the tournament to make the transfer.

How do I collect my career rewards?

Career rewards will be available on our website very soon. Eligible players can add their rewards to the shopping cart and arrange delivery to their homes.

Can I appeal a suspension?

Referee decisions are final and cannot be appealed after a game. If you feel that you have been treated unfairly, contact us here and we will treat the matter with utmost urgency.

Will I be compensated for injuries?

We know that football can be a tough sport and we're committed to helping our players find the support that they need to recover from sports injuries. However, we cannot compensate you for injuries.