Kris Fernandes who wrote this article has covered international futsal and soccer for well over a decade having worked at four FIFA World Cups, three UEFA European Championships and two FIFA Futsal World Cups, including as the lead correspondent for Futsal Focus at Colombia 2016. Follow him on Twitter @insidesoccermag.
For every nation that took part in the Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament in the Men's and Women's sections in Argentina, this historic event will live long in their memories.
The first ever Youth Olympic Futsal tournament group stages have finished with drama, goals, and skill displayed on the court. Tomorrow the semi-final stage of the competition will take place.
Today, Sunday 7 October 2018 is a date that will go down in the history of the discipline, one on which futsal will make its debut as an Olympic sport following a long fight for it to take its place in the programme.
On the 20 and 23 October 2018 at the Indoor Stadium Huamak, Thailand will host their invitational Futsal tournament called the Thailand 5s Tournament and has invited England to take part along with Malaysia and Uzbekistan.
England lost their recent friendly matches against Croatia 4-0 and 2-6 who are 40 places above them in the World Rankings but they aim to continue developing and succeeding on and off the court.
England is certainly testing themselves this year in preparation for the FIFA Futsal World Qualifiers in January next year.
Just over 2 weeks from today, history will kick off in Argentina, Buenos Aires on October 7 when the first ever Futsal tournament for men and women will take place at the Youth Olympics as Futsal has now replaced Football at the prestigious competition.
Portugal, Spain, Russia, and Ukraine top their sections to complete the last four of the first ever UEFA Women's Futsal EUROs 2019.
31-year-old Christoffer Haagh, a futsal goalkeeper for Jaegersborg Boldklub played the game of his life for the Danish National Football team against Slovakia