England finished the competition with three straight wins, winning each fixture 3-1. However, what stood out was the competitive balance of the tournament and the performance of Northern Ireland compared to last year.
JFA chief executive Jean-Luc Desbois,'The FA has launched a national competition, giving players a pathway into European futsal. I hope from next season, Jersey will have representation in that, starting at county level before going on to play against Super League teams.'
As the FIFA President conveyed in his FIFA 2.0 Vision, there is so much knowledge out there in the member associations that should be leveraged. It would be a mistake for us to say from Zurich, ‘We know how to develop futsal in such-and-such a country’.
Futsal has become an important part of the Premier League’s Youth Development programme since the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) was introduced in 2012.
Today, Sunday 7 October 2018 is a date that will go down in the history of the discipline, one on which futsal will make its debut as an Olympic sport following a long fight for it to take its place in the programme.
There are plans afoot to increase the focus on dribbling as a key skill and also an appetite to put futsal at the heart of youth development.
Just over 2 weeks from today, history will kick off in Argentina, Buenos Aires on October 7 when the first ever Futsal tournament for men and women will take place at the Youth Olympics as Futsal has now replaced Football at the prestigious competition.
After years of planning, the All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) is finally set to put life into their Futsal development and will look to Iran as their Futsal benchmark.
On Wednesday the 1st of August, the AFC Futsal Club Championships 2018 will kick off in Indonesia for the first time, making history for the sport of Futsal in Asia.
There was plenty of success for Upminster’s Finta Futsal at the Mareseme International Cup, with all three of their sides entered in the event reaching their respective age-group finals.