ABOUT

The International Futsal Alliance is a partnership of several countries formed to offer high-quality international tournaments worldwide. The IFA Futsal World Championship is our flagship event and has welcomed representative teams from 16 countries across 5 tournaments to date.

  • Priority is given to national futsal organizations, who select their player pool from across the entire country which they represent.

  • Secondary places are made available to regional futsal organizations or clubs that show the required level of professionalism and wish to represent their country.

This is the sixth time the tournament has been held, with previous hosts including China, Scotland, and Spain. After being unable to stage the event in 2020 and 2021 due to the global pandemic, a special edition will bring together five different age categories to celebrate international futsal.

THE VENUE

The tournament will take place at Ciutat Esportiva Blanes, Spain, a spectacular facility with six international-sized courts.

Ciutat Esportiva Blanes, Spain
Ciutat Esportiva Blanes, Spain
 
IFA World Championship Trophies

THE AGE GROUPS

The tournament will take part across five age categories:

  • Open Men (Minimum age: 18)

  • Open Women (Minimum age: 18)

  • Youth Men (Born 2001 - 2004)

  • 17 Boys (Born 2005 - 2007)

  • 14 Boys (Born 2008 - 2009)

THE FORMAT

Each age category will have between 6-8 teams.

• Each team will have a minimum of 3 group stage matches.

• Each team will have a minimum of 1 finals stage match, determined by their standing in the group stages.

IFA World Championship Basque Men's Team
IFA World Championship Media Day

THE MEDIA

Matches will either be live streamed or recorded. Recorded matches will be played on the IFA Facebook page:

  • Highlights and replays.

  • Interviews & features.

  • Team & individual photoshoot.

  • Action photos.

"The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when nobody else is looking."

- Mia Hamm

"As a little boy in Argentina, I played futsal on the streets and for my club. It was tremendous fun, and it really helped me become who I am today."

- Lionel Messi

"The objective is to win with all the team, personal records are secondary."

- Lionel Messi

"I don't have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby. It's something I love doing."

- David Beckham.