The world's biggest football tournament for children aged 10 to 12


South Korea



The South Korean national competition begins early every year (January/February). It is simply called the “Spring Competition” and Korean young football players are really enthusiastic about this contest because they do know the last team deserves to participate in the DNC world final.

The Spring Competition is one of the biggest competitions covering all the South Korean elementary school football teams under 12. Also, it takes place in beautiful Jeju Island as the first football competition in Korea at the beginning of the year. Every team could test their own skills right after their Winter Camp and the competition goes on with several divisions like qualifying rounds, second group rounds and final tournaments.

Since it runs with 3 or 4 separate groups there will be three winning teams from each group and they will have one more chance to get the final tickets like lucky drawing of lots or the final matches after the competition. The final selection run by Danone will be held in March to April, and the last team could get the tickets for the World final. It makes every round getting more exciting and competitive for everyone.

Danone Nations Cup is the most authoritative competition U-12 in Korea which is operated by Danone and KYFA. It is expected to be developed more and more in South Korea with young players’ passion and enthusiasm just like how former DNC players have done so far.

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Participates in the DNC since 2009

"World Champion" in 2012

2017 national team: Seoul Sinjeong Elementary School

2017 ranking: 17th

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