England men’s deaf Futsal team finished ninth out of 16 nations at the European Championship in Finland this month and their women's team finished fourth whereas the Republic of Ireland took the sixth spot and Poland won the tournament.
Excitement builds ahead of the FIFA Futsal World Cup preliminary rounds to see how far the Home Nations can go in the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying rounds.
England finished the competition with three straight wins, winning each fixture 3-1. However, what stood out was the competitive balance of the tournament and the performance of Northern Ireland compared to last year.
Newry Leisure Centre is hosting the futsal tournament featuring England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from Friday until Sunday (30 November to 2 December).
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.
England preparations for the UEFA Under-19 Futsal Championships began with a friendly against AFC Bournemouth before their first official preparation match against Holland.