Asociación Mundial de Fútbol de Salón

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Asociación Mundial de Futsal (World Futsal Association)
AMF/WFA
Logo-AMF-fra-w300px.png
Sport Futsal
Founded December 1, 2002 as AMF in Asuncion
Affiliation 58 countries
Headquarters Asuncion
Location Paraguay
President Juan Rolando Alarcon Rios
Chairman [1]
Jaime Arroyave
Namdev Shirgaonkar Sampat
Nakwalekwenale Doli
Antonio Cifuentes
Eduardo Jordi
Alberto Agüero (treasurer)
Mario Giménez (director)
Juan Probao (director)
Gina Anjos (director adjunct)
Gabriel Delmonte
Daniel Cerros
Manuel Sánchez
Secretary Pedro Ramón Bonnettini
(founded) July 25, 1971 as FIFUSA in Rio de Janeiro
Official website
www.amfutsal.com

The Asociación Mundial de Futsal (AMF) (English: "World Futsal Association) is the governing body of futsal. It was original founded on July 25, 1971 as the Federación Internacional de Fútbol de Salón (FIFUSA) (English: International Futsal Federation) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On December 1, 2002 the organisation changed its name to Asociación Mundial de Futsal.[2]

History[edit]

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 Confederacion Sudamericana de Futbol de Salon (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 has registered the word fut-sal in 1985 (Madrid, Spain). In the 90s, 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 in 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 its fifth World Championship.

In 2002 FIFUSA was reorganised into AMF.

At the present time, AMF counts 40 national federations and 5 continental federations.

Members[edit]

Confederations[edit]

The following confederations are affiliated to AMF:

Continent Confederation
South America Confederación Sudamericana de Futsal (CSFS)
South America Confederación Panamericana de Futsal (CPFS/PANAFUTSAL, English: The Pan-American Futsal Confederation)
North & Central America Confederacion Centaomericana y del Caribe de Futbol de SalonCONCACFUTSAL
Europe Union Europea de FutsalUEFS (English: European Union of Futsal/)
Asia Confederation of Asian FutsalCAFS
Africa Confederation of African FutsalCAFUSA
Oceania Confederation Futsal of OceaniaCFSO

National Associations[edit]

Country Association Region Confederation
Germany Futsal and Beach Soccer Germany Europe
Antigua and Barbuda FEFUTSAL Antillas Holandesas
Argentina Confederación Argentina de Futsal South America
Algeria Association Algérienne de Futsal Africa
Aruba Federashon Futbol di Sala (FEFUSA)
Australia Australian Futsal Associacion Oceania
Belgium Association Belge Football en Salle (Belgische Zaalvoetbalbond) Europe
Bolivia Federación Boliviana de Fútbol de Salón South America
Brazil Confederação Nacional de Futebol de Salão South America
Canada Canadian Futsalon Federation North America
 Catalonia Federació Catalana de Futbol Sala
Chile Asociación Deportiva de Futbol Sala Chile South America
Colombia Federación Colombiana de Fútbol de Salón South America
Costa Rica Federación Costaricense de Fútbol de Salón (FECOFUS)
(Denmark / Norway / Sweden) Indoor Football Scandinavia (IFS)
Ecuador Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol de Salón South America
Spain Confederación Nacional de Federaciones Autonómicas de España Europe
France Union National des Clubs de Futsal Europe
India Futsal Federation of India Asia
Indonesia Persatuan Olahraga Futsal Indonesia (POFI) Asia
Italy Federazione Italiana Football Sala (FIFS) Europe
Mexico Federación Mexicana de Futsal
Paraguay Federación Paraguaya de Fútbol de Salón
Peru Asociación Peruana de Futsal South America
Puerto Rico Asociación Puertorriqueña de Fútbol de Salón
Republic of the Congo Association Congolaise de Futsal Africa
 Saint Helena St. Helena Nacional Futsal Association
Uruguay Federación Uruguaya de Futsal South America
United States U.S.Court Soccer Federation
Venezuela Federación Venezolana de Fútbol de Salón South America
Belarus Belarus Federation of Indoor Football
 Cameroon Ligue Nationale de Futsal (République du Cameroun)
 Czech Republic Česká Federace Sálového Fotbalu Futsal
 Suriname Surinaamse ZaalVoetbalBond
Russia Федерация футзала России
Singapore Futsal Association (Singapore) Aka Fa(S)
 Mali Association Malienne des Clubs de Futsal (AMACFUSA)
New Zealand Vikings Futsal NZ
Slovakia Futsal Slovakia
Israel Organization of football in Auditorium from Israele
 Basque Country Euskadi Futsal Federation Europe
Bulgaria Bulgarian League Futsal – Blfz Europe
 Galicia Federación Gallega de Futbol sala Europe
Malaysia Vikings Futsal Malaysia Asia
(Malaysia)(Brunei)(Indonesia) Vikings Futsal Sarawak / Borneo Regional

Sarawak, Sabah, Labuan Federal Territory, Brunei & Kalimantan Indonesia

Asia

Members of Asia[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

The AMF and its respective confederations organise futsal tournaments around the world which predate the respective tournaments organised by FIFA and its confederations.

The AMF Futsal World Cup is held every 3 years. Also in June 2007 an AMF/UEFS World Cup took place in Russia.

World futsal Championships AMF/FIFUSA (Senior Men)[edit]

World futsal Championships AMF/FIFUSA
Year Place Champion Score Vice-Champion Third Score Fourth
Age of FIFUSA (Federation International of Fútbol de Salón – futsal)
1982 São Paulo Brazil 1–0 Paraguay Colombia  ? – ? Uruguay
1985 Madrid Brazil 3–1 Spain Paraguay 10–3 Argentina
1988 Melbourne Paraguay 2–1 Brazil Spain 5–1 Portugal
1991 Milan Portugal 1 – 1 (3 – 2 t.a.b.) Paraguay Brazil 3–2 Bolivia
1994 Buenos Aires Argentina 2 – 1 (a.p.) Colombia Uruguay 1–0 Brazil
1997 Mexico Venezuela 4–0 Uruguay Brazil  ? – ? Russia
2000 La Paz Colombia 3 – 3 (3 – 1 t.a.b.) Bolivia Argentina 6 – 6 (6 – 5 t.a.b.) Russia
Age of AMF/WFA (Asociación Mundial de Fútbol de Salón – Futsal)
2003 Asunción Paraguay 3–1 Colombia Bolivia Classement* Peru
2007 Mendoza Paraguay 1–0 Argentina Colombia 6–4 Peru
2011 Bogotá Colombia 8–2 Paraguay Argentina 8–4 Russia

* : Classement par points avec finale à quatre ? : Recherche en cours

World futsal Championships AMF (Senior Women)[edit]

Women's World futsal Championships AMF
Year Place Champion Score Vice-Champion Third Score Fourth
Age of AMF/WFA (Asociación Mundial de Fútbol de Salón – Futsal)
2008 Reus Cataluña 4–0 Galicia Colombia 6–4 Russia
2013 Barrancabermeja Colombia 3–2 Venezuela Czech Republic 4–3 Argentina

Controversy[edit]

The AMF is one of the few global sports organizations that allows teams which are not from an officially recognized states, such as Abkhazia, Kosovo and South Ossetia, or the Spanish regions of Catalonia, the Basque Country and Galicia. As a result of this, several big players continue to boycott the AMF in support of FIFA Futsal, including Spain, the World number two FIFA Futsal team, according to the ELO-based rankings.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Authorities". AMF. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  2. ^ "AMF Sets Up Committee to Study Laws of the Game". Futsal Online. Retrieved 2010-06-16. 
  3. ^ http://www.futsalworldranking.be

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