USA Futsal is pleased to announce the first ever World Futsal Championships will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports inside the historic Walt Disney World Resort.
From August 7-10th, 2014, 160 youth teams and 32 adult teams representing countries from Europe, Asia in addition to North, Central and South America will participate in 6 age groups in both male and female genders. The best teams in the world will compete in front of coaches, international scouts and famous players in what will become the biggest futsal event in the world annually.
In addition to the tournament, on August 5th and 6th, USA Futsal will facilitate a futsal referee certification, futsal coaching course and global development symposium led by referees, coaches and directors representing the top clubs, leagues and organizations from around the world.
Age groups this year will be calendar year, meaning players born in that year (Jan 1 - Dec 31) are considered born in that year. No exceptions can be made for the scouts and coaches in observance to have a clear picture of the competition.
ADULT: Players Born in 1996 and Older | 24 Men's Teams and 8 Women's Teams will makeup the field.
JUVENIL: Players Born in 1997 and 1998 | 16 Men's Teams and 16 Women's Teams will makeup the field.
CADETE: Players Born in 1999 and 2000 | 16 Men's Teams and 16 Women's Teams will makeup the field.
INFANTIL: Players Born in 2001 and 2002 | 16 Men's Teams and 16 Women's Teams will makeup the field.
ALEVIN: Players Born in 2003 and 2004 | 16 Men's Teams and 16 Women's Teams will makeup the field.
BENJAMIN: Players Born in 2005 and 2006 | 16 Men's Teams and 16 Women's Teams will makeup the field.
Soccer is no stranger on the fields of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, where mostly Spanish is spoken and women sell empanadas and cold drinks from baby strollers that double as rolling bodegas.