More than 100 talented, football-loving teenagers from 27 countries are forging new friendships and gaining valuable skills on and off the pitch this week at the Copa Coca-Cola International Camp in Berlin, Germany. The six-day camp represents the pinnacle of this season’s Copa Coca-Cola tournament, which has seen more than 1.3 million teens compete in more than 60 countries and represents the world’s largest brand-supported grassroots initiative.



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Now in its 27th year, Copa Coca-Cola unites teens in every continent, promoting an active lifestyle and encouraging values that are the foundation of life and sportsmanship. Each of the skilled teenagers invited to this year’s Copa Coca-Cola International Camp competed through a series of regional rounds to participate in local national championship before being selected for the global tournament. During the Camp, players have received expert coaching during training sessions with Hansi Flick, assistant coach of the German national team, as well as receiving expert insight and guidance on exercise and nutrition from the FIFA World Cup winners' yoga instructor and chef.



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Players will also have the chance to learn tips and tricks from other inspirational players including 2014 FIFA World Cup winner Benedikt Höwedes and 1990 FIFA World Cup winner Pierre Littbarski at the prestigious Lindow Sports Academy on the outskirts of Berlin.

“With an action-packed schedule, the teens attending will have the opportunity to gain skills, enjoy new experiences with new friends from across the world and even meet FIFA World Cup champions in an inspiring atmosphere," said Jean Francois Dekimpe, group marketing director, Coca-Cola. "We hope the Copa Coca‑Cola International Camp will provide memories for a lifetime and inspire teens to further pursue their football passion for years to come.”



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This year’s Copa Coca-Cola International Camp is themed around "Which Part Will You Play?", recognizing that every footballer plays an important part in their team and this goes beyond football skills; it’s about character and the positive traits players bring, both on and off the field. During each team training session, players will have the opportunity to practice skills that will help them perfect different parts they can play on a team such as the perfectionist, the machine, the heart, the impossible and the joker.

As a finale to this year’s Camp, attendees will attempt to set a new Guinness world record for “The Longest Header Chain” – the world’s longest chain of people heading a football to each other without the ball touching the ground. The attempt will be recorded and judged by an official adjudicator from Guinness World Records and become a part of Guinness and Copa Coca‑Cola history.