Northern Ireland Futsal National team hosted Malta this weekend for International Futsal friendlies to prepare for their World Cup preliminary round qualifiers.
Excitement builds ahead of the FIFA Futsal World Cup preliminary rounds to see how far the Home Nations can go in the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying rounds.
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.
Newry Leisure Centre is hosting the futsal tournament featuring England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from Friday until Sunday (30 November to 2 December).
Northern Ireland Women's Futsal can be excited about their future after a spirited performance throughout their journey in the first ever UEFA Women's Futsal EURO preliminary rounds.
Futsal Focus was not able to attend Northern Ireland's first ever international friendly on home soil against Scotland but we asked Uruguayan coach Martin Perciavalle to give his thoughts on what he saw at last weekend's historic event for Futsal in Northern Ireland.