Posts tagged as Futsal World Cup

The 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania will introduce video support

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

History will be made at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™, which will be played from 12 September to 3 October. In line with FIFA’s goal of leveraging technology to improve the football experience, as set out in The Vision 2020-2023, the FIFA Council recently approved the use of video support (VS) at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021. This is the first time that such a system…

Czechs qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

In a nerve-wracking November penalty shoot-out, Czech Republic edged out Croatia to book their ticket for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™. It was 24-year-old Jiri Vokoun who converted the eighth and final penalty (taken from a distance of six metres in futsal) that saw the Czechs qualify for their fourth World Cup after 2004, 2008 and 2012. “I was nervous before taking my penalty,” he said of his…

Dancing stork kicks off Lithuania’s prep for FIFA Futsal World Cup

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Lithuania has revealed its dancing stork mascot, nicknamed Ivartito, as the country gears up to host the FIFA Futsal World Cup championship in 2021. Ivartito, which can be loosely translated as Goalito, danced around in the three host cities – Vilnius, Klaipėda, and Kaunas. According to FIFA.com, “Ivartito is an advocate for the tournament and the sport, bringing openness and passion to everything he does”. “We are very happy to…

Lithuania to host 2020 Futsal World Cup

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Lithuania has been selected to host the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup. The decision was made by the FIFA Council at its meeting in Rwanda, with Iran, Japan and New Zealand having also been under consideration. Scheduled for 12 September to 4 October 2020, it will be the first FIFA final tournament in Lithuania, who hosted football’s 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and 2018 UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship. It…