U/14 MINI FUTSAL WORLD CUP – BRASIL 2017
Last year The Federation of Australian Futsal (FAF) signed a very important partnership with Confederação de Futebol de Salão do Brasil (CFSB),
The partnership between the 2 Federations was established to start an exchange program for Australian players wanting to play and learn all about Futsal in Brasil and Brazilian Students wanting to come to Australia to learn English.
Since then a lot of work has been going on behind the scenes with both Federations establishing their own National Interschools Futsal Championships and giving opportunities for Schools to get involved with Futsal at a higher level.
However the most important project will now take place in City of Jacarei, San Paulo Brasil this year as they host the very first ever
Mini Futsal World Cup for Boys aged under 14. This Tournament will be played from the 6th to the 9th of July 2017 with the FAF National Futsal team taking on the Brazilian National team as well as the Bolivian and Portuguese representative teams.
This tournament will bring great opportunities for the Australian players as it will give them a taste of what it will be like to play for their Country against some of the best Futsal Nations from around the World, it will also give the FAF Coaching staff an opportunity to prepare players for the Under 17 AMF Futsal World Cup that is scheduled for 2020.
Players born in 2003 or 2004 will be looked at by FAF Selectors during the upcoming FAF National Futsal Championships that will be held in Adelaide from the 19th to the 22nd of January. The squad will attend training camps before leaving for Brasil in June where they will also hold a week long training camp, hosted by professional futsal coaches in Brasil before competing in this CFSB Mini Futsal World Cup C14.
FAF would like to thank the Jacarei City Council for hosting this fantastic event and we would also like to give a big thank you and congratulations to Marcos Paulo Diniz for his hard work and dedication in organising this amazing International Tournament.