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Soon in Japan, the largest national youth futsal festival will start, called the Honda Cup where 1,000 teams from across Japan in 12 different age categories boys and girls will compete to be national champions, 10,000 players all hoping to win the competition.
Japan has put themselves forward to host the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup and with an estimated 300,000 Futsal participants or more compared to 6 million playing Football/Soccer, hosting this competition could have the same impact that the FIFA Football World Cup had for the J-League when demand and interest grew exponentially, which is why the J. League is such as success today. Many of our sources in the Futsal industry believe that although the Professional Futsal League is launching in the States in 2018 and U.S Soccer has bid for the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup as well, it will be Japan that wins the process.
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