New Zealand has officially submitted their bid to host the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup but for a novice of the sport, a big question would be, why?
The opening day garnered 4.8 million TV viewers tuned in for futsal by international players. This was followed by the first two matches of the tournament.
More than 64,600 watched the championship, beating the aggregate spectatorship of all the previous AFC Futsal Club Championships combined since the competition started in 2010. The 2016 attendance increased by 365% on the 2015 edition.
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 prestigious Series Futsal Australia tournament will be fought out in West Australia for the first time this October at the Western Australian State Futsal Centre.
According to Inside World Football, the AFC Futsal Club Championships have broken record attendance numbers in the first three days of competition in the Bangkok Arena, Thailand.
The importance of Premier Futsal India and a potential Indian league champion competing in future AFC Futsal Club Championships.
The Pele of Futsal Falcao, Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes plus Ronaldinho, Crespo and Salgado are the star attractions.
Kicking off on the 15 July Premier Futsal India will start with Chennai vs Mumbai then Goa vs Kolkata.
Premier Futsal announced their list of marquee players for season one and the teams they will be playing for.