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Asociación Mundial de Futsal

World Futsal Association — AMF
French version
SportFutsal (football of salon) Futsal
AbbreviationAMF
HeadquartersAsunción, Paraguay
PresidentRolando Alarcón Ríos
SecretaryWilfrido Coffi
Other key staffJaime Arroyave
Kurt Hardvet
Namdev Shirgonkar
Abdel Morkhtar
Antonio Cifuentes
Replaced1 December 2002 as AMF
(founded)25 July 1971 as FIFUSA
Official website
www.amfutsal.com.py

The World Futsal Association (AMF) is the governing body of futsal (football of salon [futsalon], in Spanish fútbol sala [microfutbol]) for both fully and non-independent states or regions, headquartered in Asuncion, Paraguay. It was founded on 25 July 1971 as the International Futsal Federation (FIFUSA) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; on 1 December 2002, the organization was replaced, changed its name to Spanish version Asociación Mundial de Futsal.[1]

Names

  1. FIFUSA (1971–2002)
  2. AMF (2003–present)

History

See also Futsal History

Futsal started in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930 when Juan Carlos Ceriani created a version of indoor football for recreation in YMCAs. In 1965, the South American Futsal Confederation was formed, consisting of Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

The sport began to spread across South America, and its popularity ensured that a governing body was formed under the name of FIFUSA (Federación Internacional de Fútbol de Salón) in 1971, comprising Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal and Uruguay, along with the World Championships. The first FIFUSA World Championships were held in São Paulo, with hosts Brazil crowned champions ahead of Paraguay and Uruguay. Even more countries participated in the second World Championships held in Madrid in 1985.

Due to a dispute between FIFA and FIFUSA over the name of fútbol, FIFUSA registered the word futsal in 1985 (Madrid, Spain). In the 1990s, FIFA wanted to promote and spread its own version of indoor football, different from the original one played in the South American countries, but didn't manage to find an agreement with FIFUSA at the Rio de Janeiro Congress in 1989. In 2000, there was an attempt to repair the situation in Guatemala, while FIFA was celebrating in this country holding its fourth World Championship of Fútsal.

In 2002, FIFUSA was reorganised into World Futsal AssociationAMF.[2][3]

Organization

Confederation Continent
Confédération Africaine de Futsal (CAFUSA) Africa
Confederation of Asian Futsal (CAFS) Asia
Futsal European Federation (FEF) Europe
Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Futsal (CONCACFUTSAL) North America, Central America and Caribbean
Oceania Futsal Confederation (OFC) Oceania
Confederación Panamericana de Futsal (CPFS/PANAFUTSAL) Americas
Confederación Sudamericana de Futsal (CSFS) South America

AMF competitions

The AMF and its respective confederations organize futsal tournaments around the world. The AMF Futsal World Cup, which was first staged in 1982, is held every four years.

A women's world cup was first staged in 2008. In 2017 the Brazil women's team became the first non-host nation to win the world championship.[4]

Current title holders

Competition Year Champions Title Runners-up Next edition
National teams (Men's)
AMF Futsal World Cup 2023  Paraguay 4th  Uruguay 2027
National teams (Women's)
AMF Futsal Women's World Cup 2022  Colombia 1st  Canada 2025

See also

References

  1. ^ "AMF Sets Up Committee to Study Laws of the Game". Futsal Online. 9 July 2003.
  2. ^ "Futsal History". Confederation of Asian Futsal. 2 November 2013. Archived from the original on 5 August 2019. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Futsal – Past, Present & Future". Futsal.SE. 9 April 2015. Archived from the original on 19 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Brazil triumphs in the 2017 AMF Futsal Women's World Cup; USA comes seventh". VAVEL. 27 November 2017.
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