Adapted Football International Tournament

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The INCLUSIVE SUMMER CAMP is a 4-day summer program where fun and inclusion share the dreams of athletes and coaches in the world of football for people with disabilities. Days of beach, sea, a good competitive spirit, fun and lots of football. Among other summer activities, this program includes TIFA, a football tournament.

The Adapted Football International Tournament – TIFA is currently one of the most important Disability Football Tournaments in Portugal. Since the first edition, 56 Teams have already been in our tournament representing their countries. Every year about 300 players participate in multiple matches for a full day of competition, fantastic experiences and extraordinary opportunities to compete with teams from other cultures. The proximity to the sea area allows everyone to enjoy the beautiful beaches all along the coast. The amazing weather at this time of the year makes TIFA much more than a football tournament… through football creates the possibility to meetings both outside and on the field with participants from multiple countries, being currently the most international disability football tournament in our Country. Also is the only competition for disabled people that is held in a grass field outdoor stadium.

TIFA Vision

1. This tournament has been design for those teams who look forward for INCLUSION, so everyone is allowed to compete without compromise the football level.

2. The proximity to the sea allows everyone to enjoy the beautiful beaches all along the Algarve. The tournament is held in the most touristic area of Portugal, so the restaurants, clubs and other animations are mostly open to welcome your team.

3. Every year we prepare a lot of surprises to make the TIFA experience more Inclusive for everyone. We put together a full program with networks meetings, animation, places to go, and lots of special offers for your team.

4. This tournament promotes the great importance of sport and football for all by promoting some inclusion bootcamps for the coaches and atheletes

5. This tournament also promotes the possibility to develop and crate new inclusion strategier trough brainstorming with our partners.



TIFA will be played following disability modified FIFA’s football rules. The limit for team’s applications is 12 teams. If the maximum enrollment of teams is reached before the deadline for registrations, registrations will close before the scheduled date. The first teams that make the registration will have a greater probability of being accepted to participate. Teams participation only be assured after a confirmation email. Note that in previous editions the tournament has not been able to accept all teams that wished to enter.

Who Are Available to Participate

All clubs and associations, which have a Disabled Football team, are welcome to participate in TIFA. The team must be composed of Players into PAN Disability, Cerebral Palsy or Learning Disabilty, and “Mixed” teams are allowed . In countries where disabled football is operated by the schools we also allow those teams to enter the Tournament.

Submit your Team

You must send an e-mail regarding your interest to: desportoadaptado@apexa.org  or formacao@apexa.org after that, in about 7 days you will receive your team Registration form to send back to us until  2022 June 30th

Join us for 4 days of fun, football and more.



The tournament begins with group play. The teams are divided into groups of four or five where all the teams will meet in a round robin series. Classification / standings will be determined according to points. A victory is 3 points; Draw 1 point; Defeat 0 points. The two best teams in each group will advance to TIFA Trophy Playoff. The other teams in the group will play the FIDELIDADE Cup Playoff. The playoff matches are played by direct elimination and in case of draw will be decided by penalties according to FIFA’s regulations. All players must be insured, both for games and leisure time. Arrival for all teams is at least 12 Hours before the tournament first match. The group stage will be held during Morning, the Elimination Rounds will take place in the Afternoon, so the teams must stay in the Sport Complex all day until the prize ceremony. We ensure the snacks, on-site health support and prizes for every team.

The Stadium

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Albufeira Municipal Stadium

This is a football Stadium located in City of Albufeira, Portugal. Currently managed and used by Imortal DC

GPS: 37°05’55.8″N 8°14’24.9″W

Address: Rua do Estádio 12A, 8200-047 Albufeira

Capacity: 3 500

Phone: 289 585 544

Important Dates

2021 September 1st – For this Year’s TIFA edition Online Registrations Open

2022 June 30th Online Registrations Deadline

60 Days Before Tournament – Number of Players and STAFF confirmation

30 Days Before Tournament – Arriving date and players list confirmation

2022 September 16th – Game Schedule divulgation SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM 2021.


2022 September 21st (Wednesday) – Arriving Day and team accreditation.

  • After accommodation, the teams are received by our staff for delivery of the event program documentation.

2022 September 22nd (Thursday)Welcome Day

  • In the morning: For all athletes. We`ve prepared a sensorial exploration activity. At the same time the staff  attend to the credited training: Football 4 All

  • In the afternoon: We have for every teams a trainning interactive work session.

2022 September 23th (Friday) – Tournament Day and dinner

2022 September 24th (Saturday) – Just Fun and Sun

  • On this day we will visit one of the best atracttions in Europe.

         Parks where everyone get involved with fun activities.

         Don`t forget to bring your swimsuit.

  • “See you next year party”

In case of unforeseen circumstances, TIFA Organization reserves the right to be able to change above mentioned dates, if this happens we will notify your team by the given contacts.

Accommodation Categories

Hotel Accommodation, Flight Booking and Transfers must be provided by the Club/Association/School. TIFA organization can provide you all the contacts for Hotels in the Tournament Area (with special prices for groups) so you can directly contact them.

The participation in the tournament is FREE and includes: Lunch Snack; Water Bottles; First Aid Health Assistance; Participation Medals and a Team Trophy (one for team)

Like we said, there is a limited number of teams accepted in the Tournament. This is normally fully booked in May.

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Submit your Team

You must send an e-mail regarding your interest to: desportoadaptado@apexa.org  or formacao@apexa.org after that, in about 7 days you will receive your team Registration form to send back to us until  2022 June 30th