The president of Sporting Clube de Portugal (Sporting/ Sporting Lisbon), Frederico Varandas said: "I think it is time for the big clubs in Europe to look towards 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.
UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin looks forward to this weekend's UEFA Futsal Champions League finals - and says that European futsal has a bright future as UEFA's new strategy starts to make an impact.
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Today, the draw for the first ever UEFA Futsal U19s Championships took place for the preliminary round and main round with all nations hoping to make it to the main event in Latvia next year.
Wattcell Futsal Club (Scotland), Belfast United Futsal Club (Northern Ireland), Futsamba NAAS (Republic of Ireland), Reading Futsal Club (England) and Cardiff University Futsal Club (Wales) are all taking their next steps in development in the first ever UEFA Futsal Champions League
Northern Ireland drew in Preliminary round Group A against Netherlands, Belgium, and Sweden in the first ever UEFA Futsal Women's EURO
Today in Nyon, Switzerland, the UEFA Futsal Cup (European club Futsal) officially came under the UEFA Champions League brand when the first draw for the revamped competition took place.
A total of 57 clubs have entered the new UEFA Futsal Champions League all will be involved in the preliminary and main round draws streamed live from Nyon at 14:15CET on Thursday 5 July.
Northern Ireland launched their Women's national team last year and are already challenging themselves to take on their European neighbours as UEFA announce the entrants for the first edition of the UEFA Women's Futsal EUROs