Exclusive to Futsal Focus - Joe Machnik is a National Soccer Hall of Famer in the U.S.A, and he also thinks that the MLS, NBA and MASL should be getting involved with and supporting the development of futsal.
In the year of our next world cup, we take a look back to the first ever competition to celebrate those who took part such as Brian Laudrup among others.
Finland v Serbia FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifier reached 377,000 with an average of 119,000 people watching their national team try to qualify.
Elliot Ragomo is perhaps Oceania’s most decorated futsal player. The Solomon Islands star will lead his side to a fourth World Cup next year and the Kurukuru have set their sights on first-ever knockout-stage qualification.
From the 23rd to the 27 October, European nations who qualified for the main round of the UEFA European qualifiers for the FIFA Futsal World Cup competed to qualify for the elite round.
There is just over a year to go until the ninth FIFA Futsal World Cup kicks off in Lithuania on 12 September 2020. Twenty-four teams from six confederations will battle it out for futsal’s greatest accolade until 4 October.
The preparation for the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2020 in Lithuania is gathering pace. This week, FIFA representatives had a strategic meeting with Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) management.
On the eve of the FIFA Futsal World Cup final in Columbia the Irish FA is pleased to announce that it will be establishing the Association’s first ever International Futsal squad in October 2016 offering players the opportunity to wear the green shirt of Northern Ireland.
Senior correspondent Kris Fernandes will be reporting live from the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia for Futsal Focus via our Facebook and Twitter pages. To keep up with all the action, interviews and discussions follow Futsal Focus on Facebook and Twitter.
The concept behind this programme lies in facilitating exchanges between interested parties in the sport. Anything that helps ease the movement of players between leagues and regions will have a positive impact in the general technical development of futsal. It is a virtuous circle of collaboration.