Futsal City Atlas puts Colombia on the map at World Futsal Cup VI

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Every winter, the World Futsal Cup brings teams and athletes from all over the world to its home town of Blanes in the Spanish coast. This year’s tournament will feature a new team from Colombia who will become the first to represent the country at the tournament.

Its name is Futsal City Atlas.

Since 2016, it has won impressive titles in Brazil, Paraguay and England. The team was founded in 2015 to represent Bogota in a national tournament. Futsal City Atlas then competed a South American Championship in Brazil in 2016 and became part of the Colombian national team.

The trailblazer team then took their talents to Paraguay last season where they won the world title. This year, they played a Gatorade tournament in London.

After going up against Spain, Mexico, Italy and France, they beat El Salvador and won the title, winning a trip to Cardiff, where they watched the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus.

Now, the team's focus is World Futsal Cup VI. Coach David Jimenez knows the challenges that his club will face, as they take on seasoned teams but his players are ready.

“They are training 4 days a week, competing in league tournaments in Bogota on weekends", said Jimenez. "They know they will face the best in the world and this is what fuels them."

Principles To Win

Futsal City Atlas has two non-negotiable principles that are taught to players: “Esfuerzo perfecto (perfect effort)” and “disciplina tactica (tactic discipline)”. These are meant to remind players what they're training for.

“Esfuerzo perfecto is one of the club's mottos. It is meant to remind the players of the sacrifice they have to make (like getting up early, doing homework and then coming to train when they're tired)." said Jimenez.

The quality of the team’s regiment and their desire to success was noticed by Sergio Arboleda University and together, they have established a partnership that will benefit the University and players.

As part of their agreement, the team will represent the University at the World Futsal Cup VI and the players will have access to a futsal scholarship.

The titles, international championships and union with the University are all a testament to the booming success of Futsal City Atlas . When we asked Coach Jimenez how they did it, he explained it began with a dream.

“I think that we must dream, but also we need to work to achieve these dreams. When we started, was a dream to represent our city. We dreamed, worked and achieved that. A lot of people said that we wouldn't get here, but we put in the effort and had success,” concluded the coach.

Futsal City Atlas made history in Colombia and they are just getting started. See them prove themselves at the World Futsal Cup VI.


Rio Futsal Aim For Record Breaking Year

Rio Futsal Academy will compete in the World Futsal Cup V between December 28th and 30th after a historic campaign at the World Futsal Championships earlier in the year. This will be an even tougher test for the boys from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

The club is a compilation of players from various teams, many well known such as Vasco de Gama, Flamengo and Fluminense. In this upcoming competition held near Barcelona they will compete in four age categories. There they will face clubs such as FC Barcelona, fellow countrymen Santos and other teams from across the world.

However, they should have nothing to fear. At the World Futsal Championships in Orlando they claimed the title in all three categories they entered. To claim both titles in the same year would be a feat no club have achieved in the history of the game.


USA Futsal & FutsalStat Agree Partnership for World Futsal Championship

We are delighted to announce an agreement for The World Futsal Championships has been finalized with FutsalStat (FutsalStat.com), a company that produces match analysis software for futsal clubs. Their products are used by the world's most successful clubs such as Movistar Inter (Spanish Champions), Yugra (European Champions) and Asti (Italian Champions).

The agreement will provide all teams in the Open Age category, both male and female, with a free trial of their statistical analysis software to use for an extended period including the championships. This will allow coaches to be informed in real-time during the game of individual and team performance and provide alerts.

Rob Andrews, President of USA Futsal, commented “The World Futsal Championships is a high level competition and we wanted to help the participating teams maximise their performance. We are very happy to add this benefit to the overall package we offer. It is a professional product used by the strongest futsal clubs in the world and it is great our participants will be joining this elite group.”

Fabrice Gacougnolle (Contact@FutsalStat.com) of FutsalStat was equally pleased to be working together. “We know USA Futsal organise premier futsal events and FutsalStat is a tool used by the premier futsal clubs in the world so it is a natural partnership. We look forward to a successful collaboration.”

The World Futsal Championships take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando between 1-7 August. There are still limited spaces available and applications can be made in the tournament section of the website.


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