CANADA WILL HOST 2013 WOMEN’S FUTSAL
PRE-WORLD CUP AT POWERADE CENTRE, BRAMPTON
September 6-7, 2013
CANADIAN FUTSALON FEDERATION OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES
THE SALE OF TICKETS BY TICKETMASTER
TORONTO, May 22, 2013. - Daniel Cerros, president of Canadian Futsalon Federation and director of the World Futsal Association and futsal development director at Concafutsal, has officially announced the official hosting of a global sport event and the sale for tickets to the Canada 2013 Women's Futsal Pre-World, to be held at Powerade Centre, 7575 Kennedy Road S., Brampton, Ontario, on Friday September 6 from 6:00 p.m. to Saturday September 7, 2013, from 10:00 a.m.
His very optimistic by the serious work being done with the AMF Sport modality as he secured the organization of the AMF Women's Pre-World Cup Challenge to be held in Greater Toronto Area at the POWERADE Centre, a sports and entertainment arena with 5,000 spectators total capacity and 1,800 parking spaces. This tremendous event will count with the participation of the best women's female futsal players.
The Women's Futsal Pre-World Cup Tournament will be held at Powerade Centre, on Friday September 6 to Saturday September 7, 2013, and will include female national teams from Brazil (current 2012 Pre-World Cup champions), Catalunya (first AMF Women's Futsal World Cup Champion in 2008), and Venezuela, a power in this women's sport in Latin America and globally.
Some of the players that are training currently under the direction of TEAM CANADA Women's Futsal National Head Coach, Juan Carlos Cordero, are Ana Oliveira (OWSL, Brampton Utd), Nicole Carvalho (Humber College, Ontario Best Player), Alora Walcott (Athlete of the Year 2010, Humber College, can play by Canada or Jamaica National teams in soccer), Keyla Moreno (CAA MVP of the Year, Humber College), Monika Cordero-Flores (OWSL, Guelph-Humber University), Natalie Nguyen (York University), Claudia Escobar (George Brown College), Rosie Marie Ormeno (Humber College, American U), Jalen Simms (OYSL, Ajax FC and scouted by 5 American University with only 16 years of age, tried out with Jamaica National team), Kristen Riquelme (OYSL, Brams United, tried out with Chile U-17 Soccer World Cup Team, Jennifer Imrie (University of Toronto), Soraia Lavareda (Humber College, OWSL, Soccer Fitness, Athlete of the Year 2009), Ally Di Laurentiis (George Brown College), Nakisha Robinson (Ryerson University, Jaguars FC), Jacqueline De Campo (Jaguars FC), Ashley Osorio (Humber College), Rebecca Oliveira (Ryerson University), among other Canadian soccer and futsal superstars.
Tickets for the Canada 2013 Women's Futsal Pre-World Cup will be on sale starting next week by TICKETMASTER.
In the programming, there is also a round-robin tournament for U-14 Boys with TEAM CANADA, TEAM BRAZIL AND TEAM UNITED STATES already confirmed. The ONTARIO FUTSAL CUP 2013 finals will be held at the same Powerade Centre, reserve your tickets in advance because a sold-out is expected.
TEAM CANADA MEN TO THE CALI 2013 FOR THE WORLD GAMES
TEAM CANADA, led by Uruguayan Canadian coach Oscar Cardozo and his technical assistant coach, Argentinean Canadian Gabriel Soza, have received the results of Cali 2013 The World Games Draw for the Men's Futsal Competition. A very competitive pool for the red and white with the maple leaf in the heart, having as rivals in the first stage Argentina, Russia (third in the world) and Czech Republic.
Cardozo has been training with the group intensely during the last month - team already have been practicing at Westview Collegiate for the past three months - and in its latest friendly they defeated Regional TEAM NIAGARA FC by the final score of 8-2 with 3 goals by Nicolas Martinez, 2 by Johan Vargas, 1 by Mario Espinoza, 1 Martin De Marco, 1 Nicolas Farfaglia, Two-times Canadian World Cup Goalkeeper Joshua Lemos, Chiruzo, Nicolas Cordero-Ramirez and Mauricio Hernandez, were in the first 12 players for that friendly.
Currently, TEAM CANADA is working with a roster of 24 players, but only 12 of them will make to the final cut for the Futsal at The World Games, to be held in Gualajara de Buga, 60 kms away from Cali, Colombia, during July 27 to August 4, 2013. For the semifinals, the top national team in each of the three groups, plus the second best overall, will play for the right for bronze to gold medals.
FUTSAL – ITS ORIGIN AND GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
Futsal started in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930 when Juan Carlos Ceriani created a version of indoor football for recreation in YMCAs. This new sport was developed originally on basketball courts and a rule book was published in September 1933, 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 host Brazil crowned champion 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 has registered the word futsal in 1985, Madrid, Spain.
The game is frequently referred to as Five-A-Side. Once Ceriani got the ball rolling, Futsal gained rapid popularity throughout South America, particularly in Brazil. The skill developed in this game is visible in the world-famous style the Brazilians display outdoors on the full-sized field. Pele, Ronaldinho, Ronaldinho, Robinho, Bebeto, Marta, Romario, and other Brazilian superstars developed their skill playing Futsal. While Brazil continues to be the Futsal hub of the world, the game is now played all over the world, from Europe to North and Central America and the Caribbean, South America, Africa, and Asia and Oceania
In 2002, members of PANAFUTSAL (Pan-American Futsal Confederation) formed AMF (World Futsal Association), an international futsal governing body, maintaining FIFUSA‘s ‘Historical’ Leadership in World Futsal. Exercising its sovereign right, the Federación Internacional de Fútbol de Salón (FIFUSA) resolved on Dec. 1, 2002, to change its name, to update its social and sport objectives and reorganize its structure in order accommodate new and existing demands. From that date, the Asociación Mundial de Futsal (AMF) is the new worldwide organization that reunites FIFUSA’s member countries, maintaining the historical, cultural and sports leadership of its predecessor. The sport is different from and independent of any other existing world-wide organization, it is play in 5 vs. 5 style in a hardwood floor hall.
The latest Men’s Futsal World Championship was held in Colombia IN 2011 and the host country resulted the champion. The first Youth Under-12 World Futsal Championship took place in Quito, Ecuador in 2003, with 16 countries participating. The second Youth Under-12 World Futsal Championship was also held in Quito, Ecuador in 2004. The First Women’s Futsal World Cup was held on 2008 and won by Catalunya.
Now, in 20013, Colombia will host II Women’s Futsal World Cup with the participation of 16 national teams, and TEAM CANADA WNT will be one of them.
CANADIAN FUTSALON FEDERATION PRESIDENT CERROS GLOBAL PRESENCE
Canadian Futsalon Federation, President
World Futsal Association, Director
Concafutsal , Director of Development and Communications
FUTSAL KEY FACTS
Ø KEY FACT: AMF Futsal is sanctioned officially by the World Futsal Association in about 100 countries, worldwide, in all the continents: the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.
Ø KEY FACT: Colombia is the current Men’s World Champion. Canada also participated in the 2011 World Championships, in the Pool A. The I Women’s Futsal Cup was held in Spain, the II Women World Cup will be organized in Colombia, next November 2013.
Ø KEY FACT: AMF Futsal is fully inclusive, witness of that are the 2012 - 2013 international calendars for Women’s Futsal: Concacfutsal Confederation Women’s Cup and AMF II Women’s World Cup, 2013.
Ø KEY FACT: Big sponsors such as UMBRO, Golty, Penalty, adidas, KIA, have invested in the future and growth of AMF Futsal at confederation level (UEFS, Concacfutsal, South America, Asia) and worldwide, proving reliability in the sport.