Stephen McGettigan

Has the pendulum swung in English Futsal?

Ahead of this weekend's exciting FA National Futsal Series Final between Manchester Futsal Club and Bloomsbury Futsal, this article reviews and provides an insight into the history of futsal in England, problems it has faced but also the opportunities the market has to drive the sport’s development in a positive…

U.S Soccer announce Sascha Filippi as Interim Head Coach of Men’s Futsal National Team

U.S Soccer announced yesterday that Sascha Filippi as the Interim Head Coach of Men's Futsal National Team but we look at the work of his predecessor Dusan Jakica and ask the question; why was this change in management needed?

Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, France, and Belgium bid to host the 2026 UEFA Futsal EURO

Finland announced its bid to host the 2026 UEFA Futsal European Championship today, therefore, Futsal Focus reviews why each nations is interested to host the competition.

Solomon Islands continue their OFC Futsal Cup preparations with a trip to Vietnam

The Solomon Islands continue their Oceania Football Confederation Futsal Cup preparations with a trip to Vietnam. It will be interesting to see how New Zealand will prepare in order to fend off the Kurukuru challenge, retain their OFC Futsal Cup title and qualify for the World Cup for the first…

7th edition of the Arab Futsal Cup, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The draw for the seventh edition of the Arab Futsal Cup was held on Tuesday in Jeddah ahead of the tournament taking place in the Kingdom from June 6-16.

Futsal behind bars: looking for a second chance through futsal

Futsal is a sport practiced in all parts of the world, even in the most restricted places, futsal crosses borders, and even bars. Futsal Focus spoke with Blanche Aliño, Community Relations Service Officer and Spokesperson of the Cebu City Jail - Male Dormitory in the Philippines.

Nathaniel Markwei discusses the new futsal project in Ghana

Nathaniel Markwei, Ghana Football Association's Futsal Committee Chairman, talks to Futsal Focus followers about their ambitious plans for futsal, not just domestically, but on the international stage as well.

UEFA Futsal Champions League Final press conferences

Futsal Focus looks back on the semi-finals of the UEFA Futsal Champions League but also brings you news from the final's press conferences ahead of today's third-place and fourth-place play and the final.

Anderlecht and Palma Futsal aim to make an impact in the Final Four

Today, the UEFA Futsal Champions League Final Four will kick off. Anderlecht and Palma are debutants at this stage but are eager to make an impact. We spoke with RSC Anderlecht General Manager Lieven Baert who told us what victory in the competition would mean for Belgian futsal.

A look back at Brazil national futsal team’s visit to England

Mary Pacitti, a UEFA B Futsal Coach and Chair of the Hertfordshire FA Women and Girls Committee, and Doug Reed, a former England Futsal International discuss their experience at the recent Brazilian national futsal team event in England.