This is a two-part series featuring extracts from a research project by Doug Reed on developing futsal competitions that were carried out for his UEFA Masters.
Vietnam has been drawn in a difficult group for the AFF Futsal Championship in Ho Chi Minh City on October 21-27. Following a draw in Malaysia, Vietnam are set to face Australia, Indonesia, and Malaysia in Group B.
England Futsal International and futsal blogger Doug Reed looks at the problems affecting the elite game.
The three nations bid to host UEFA Futsal Euro 2022, France, the Netherlands, and Portugal. All the nations have made bids based on staging the tournament across two cities, with France aiming to host in Lille and Orchies.
The Royal Netherlands Football Association has put forward a bid to host the 2022 UEFA Futsal Championship. Whether the Dutch bid will be successful will be clear by the end of September.
The General Secretary U Ko Ko Thein said "The construction of this facility will see Futsal improve in our country. There are a lot of futsal players in Myanmar and hundreds of Futsal teams. Futsal will only improve depending on the support we provide it."
Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have launched the Malaysian Premier Futsal League (MPFL), which will start on June 28 – to show that they are determined to raise the profile of the sport .
The competition will feature Teams from Spain FC Barcelona Lassa, Boca Juniors and River Plate (Argentina), Cerro Porteño (Paraguay), Peñarol (Uruguay) and Brazilian clubs S.C. Corinthians Paulista and Carlos Barbosa Futsal.
In Almaty, Kazakhstan history occurred as the first ever UEFA Futsal Champions League Final Four kicked off on Friday. Sporting Clube de Portugal finished the tournament winners for the very first time.
The WA Invitational Futsal Cup powered by Pro Futsal is the first of many that will become an annual event over the Easter long weekend which will feature the best Futsal clubs from the WA State Futsal League along with personally invited sides from other States and also other countries…