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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2014 World Futsal Championships

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.


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 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

 


USA Futsal announces landmark partnership with Disney (via Soccer Wire)

USA Futsal announces landmark partnership with Disney

CARY, NC – USA Futsal announced that the first ever World Futsal Championships will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports inside the historic Walt Disney World Resort.

Read More: http://www.soccerwire.com/notes/usa-futsal-announces-landmark-partnership-with-disney/