Girls World Futsal Championship - Day #1

The day has finally arrived! ESPN Wide World of Sports received hundreds of players and families to compete on the first day of the Girls World Futsal Championships.

ABK Futsal Academy, AFF East City Eastern Belles, Bahia, Barrie Futsal Club, Borussia, BraSA, Brookline Blazers, CCF Chaos, CCF Inferno, City Futsal, FC Lions, GFS 99G, Inter Stars, TBU from USA, Canada, and New Zealand played their games at the HP Field House and the Jostens Center.

We are ecstatic to see everyone tomorrow for Day 2 for more fun, excitement and especially, more goals!

Here are today's results. You can follow the link to view the Championship itinerary, results and standings

GO TO ITINERARY AND RESULTS

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Women's Futsal Cup hosted in Guadalajara, Spain

Guadalajara saw some of the best female teams in the world coming to town by the finish of last June. The region locals Alovera, Segovia and Atletico Madrid welcomed the internationals Benfica (Portugal), Gamers Futsal (USA) and WSFL Flames (Australia).

As it was expected Benfica and Atletico Madrid showed why they're among the best female futsal teams in the world and won all their group matches. Then both Alovera and Segovia defeated Australians and Americans and earn their passage to the semi finals.

Semi finals saw Atletico Madrid and Benfica winning their ticket to the final. There, with the presence of two Spanish National Team players, like Jose Ruiz (whose invaluable help made this tournament happen as good as it was) and Adrian "Pola" Alonso on the stands, Atletico won with a convincing 3 - 0.

Besides their final result, Americans and Aussies had an amazing time and promised to return next year, while locals were already looking forward to both receiving them, and also having some other competition like this one again.

 

What about you? Are you ready to test yourself against the best futsal players in the world?

We hope to see you all next year! We'll all continue helping this sport getting bigger.
#wearefutsal

 

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First Elite 96 Camps finished

First Elite 96 has come to an end, it was a success seeing our 4 camps (Richmond, Chicago, Dallas, San Jose) providing national players with the quality to attend F.C. Barcelona's trainings. Next March some of this year's attendants are going to La Masia for an unforgettable experience.

 
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USA FUTSAL TO HOST FIRST EVER WOMEN’S FUTSAL CUP

Premier showcase to feature the world’s best women’s club teams

Raleigh, NC - - USA Futsal is pleased to announce the 2015 Women’s Futsal Cup will be held in Guadalajara, Spain (located just outside of Madrid) during the week of June 25-28, 2015.

24 youth teams and 6 adult teams representing countries from Europe, North, Central and South America and Asia will participate across 5 age divisions for the right to be called the best women's club futsal team in the world. These top teams will compete in front of coaches, international scouts and famous players in the largest showcase of female futsal talent in the world. For the first time, there will be a United States representative in the professional division at the tournament.

“The Houston Aces of the WPSL have been pushing the envelope as a professional women’s soccer organization for years, so it is no surprise they will also be leading the charge when it comes to adopting futsal into their annual calendar. We look forward to their joining Athletico Madrid, Oz Stars from Australia and many other top global brands this year.” - Rob Andrews, President of USA Futsal.

In addition to the tournament, on June 25, USA Futsal will facilitate a women’s futsal global development symposium led by the most influential figures representing the top clubs, leagues and organizations from around the world. Teams will be selected for the 2015 tournament via invitation from the newly formed International Selection Committee

Age groups will be as follows:

BENJAMIN (04/05) | ALEVIN (02/03) | INFANTIL (00/01) | CADETE (98/99) | ADULT 1997+

To receive the latest updates or request an invite, visit the all-new usafutsal.com


PFL International Challenge Powered by USA Futsal Make Futsal History (VIA FUTSAL FOCUS)

The Professional Futsal League International Challenge Powered by USA Futsal made Futsal history this past weekend in Texas, USA. A crowd of 5,179 – the largest-ever crowd to watch futsal in the U.S. – filled the Dr. Pepper Arena.

See more at: http://www.futsalfocus.net/news.html?newsId=198&type=Global#sthash.N5nexdAW.dpuf


Meet The First American To Get A Pro Contract In Spain (Via Futsal Focus)

David Dodge recently became the first American to sign a professional futsal contract in Spain! The USA Futsal product is set to finish the 2014/2015 with Rivas 95 of the Spanish Segunda B Division. Rivas 95 currently sits in 1st place at the mid-year break and seeks to be promoted to the LNFS 2nd Division at the end of the year.

See more at www.futsalfocus.net/news


USA Futsal featured in NY Times

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.

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USA Futsal on ABC11 News

USA Futsal on ABC11 News

Rob Andrews, President of USA Futsal featured on ABC 11 Eyewitness News after the World Cup discussing the potential of futsal as a solution for developing better American outdoor soccer players.

See the video here:  http://vimeo.com/user19727313/review/102341314/8a2ee5ebb9


USA Futsal featured on USA Today

World Futsal Championships at Walt Disney World were featured on USA Today's blog 'For the Win'Read more


USA World Futsal Championships set for August 2014 (via Futsal Planet)

USA World Futsal Championships set for August 2014

The inaugural USA World Futsal Championships will be held in Orlando, Florida this August. The aim is to create the premier youth and adult futsal tournament on the planet with 160 youth teams and 32 adult clubs set to participate. 

Read More: http://www.futsalplanet.com/news/news-01.asp?id=18632