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Brazil and Spain are some of the best futsal teams in the world, but this December a Texas club will arrive to challenge them in the fight for the title at World Futsal Cup VI.

City Futsal, based in Dallas, Texas had great campaigns in the last editions of the World Futsal Cup and the World Futsal Championships. Their mission is to promote and spread the game of futsal through training programs and the production of tournaments and events.

The club has academies in Carrolton, Richardson and Dallas where they provide training at the adult and youth level, including specific trainings for goalkeepers and an Individual Player Devolopment Program (FDSP).

“We are proud of the multiple local, regional, national and international tournaments we have competed in and either come out on top or competed well with our objectives being successfully implemented and executed by the players,” said Manuel Mariel, owner of City Futsal.

“Our main objective is not to ‘win’ competition but to develop intelligent, self-reliant players for the future. Our achievements are measured by success of the individual player and growth of the sport of futsal being used for the development of future U.S. soccer stars,”

Their performance in past tournaments

In August, City Futsal impressed at the World Futsal Championships with four victories, one defeat, 53 goals scored and nine suffered, winning them Silver in the Cadete category. They had a fantastic victory of 14-0 against Santos, with their only defeat against Brazilian champion, Rio.

Last year, they had a great performance in World Futsal Cup V, finishing in third place. In the finals, they played an intense match against FC Barcelona. The Spanish side won by 5-3 in one of the best matches of the tournament. In the dispute for the bronze medal, they succeed against Alianza, another American team, in another great game (9 x 5).

“It is always a privilege to be able to not only play on the same court as Barcelona, but to be able to compete at their level and minutes away from almost beating them to move on to the final. Nobody likes to lose, especially the group of players who participated in last year’s World Futsal Cup, but the experience the players and myself as a coach gain from those games will forever help us through future opportunities and experiences,” said Manuel.

This year, the teams participating in World Futsal Cup VI await the return of City Futsal. For these young players, this will be an opportunity to face old opponents in the quest for gold.