Last year the University of Applied Sciences Vern from Croatia won the European Futsal Championships and this year the University of Zagreb made it two years in a row that the country has dominated the competition.
Women’s futsal has been in the spotlight over recent weeks with sides representing New Zealand taking part in a pair of international tournaments for the first time and such milestones are likely to keep coming with further opportunities in the pipeline.
The seventh edition of the NZF National Youth Futsal Championships took place over the weekend with 60 teams from each of the country’s seven federations battling it out over six competitions at the Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North.
Two years ago, Rico Zulkarnain contacted Futsal Focus with the promotional video below, he was playing for Cardiff University, he had broken into the Welsh Futsal national team and was already making a big impact for his country. The video in this article changed his life forever.