AFC Futsal Asian Cup to be held in March 2021


17 Nov

THE AFC Futsal Asian Cup will be held in Kuwait from 23 March to 3 April 2021, according to the statement with the AFC.

Football authorities recently confirmed the fixtures of the tourney at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee meeting which was held on 10 November.

The AFC Futsal Asian Cup, previously known as the AFC Futsal Championship, is the epic international futsal tourney
at the Asian level. The tourney was initially held annually from 1999 to 2008. Now the tourney is  being held biannually. AFC authorities recently changed the name of the tourney from the “AFC Futsal Championship” to the “AFC Futsal Asian Cup”.

The top three winners of the AFC Futsal Asian Cup will qualify for FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021 which is scheduled to  hold in August.

Japan and Iran teams are the most successful teams in the tourney being the only two nations to have won the tournament.

Japan won the championships in 2006, 2012 and 2014 and also participated in the FIFA Futsal World Cups. Next, Iran,
also known as “ The Kings of Asian Futsal”, is the only nation  staying above top four and the team has won the championship twelve times.

Lynn Thit (Tgi)