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Futsal in Portugal

Over the last few years, futsal has gained great preponderance in the Portuguese sports panorama. It is, by far, the most practiced indoor sport in a recreational way and in federative terms it is the fastest growing sport with large perspectives of improvement. Much of this success and exposure is due to the great results achieved, nationally and internationally, by the country best teams as well as the National Teams. On the last decade alone, the Portuguese fans as seen two Portuguese teams winning the Futsal Champions League (previously UEFA Futsal Cup), the men´s National Team winning the UEFA Futsal Euro 2018, the women National Team participating in the first UEFA Women’s futsal Euro final (organised in Portugal) and Ricardinho being considered the best futsal player in the world for six times, 5 of them in a row. Many international events have been organised in Portugal:

  • 2002 – UEFA Futsal Cup
  • 2007 – UEFA Futsal Championship
  • 2010 – UEFA Futsal Cup
  • 2015 – UEFA Futsal Cup
  • 2019 – UEFA Women’s Futsal Euro
Due to the fact that futsal is now considered a major sport and the national competitions are on a professional level, Portugal have a large number of officials and referees that are recognized for their qualities not only by the Portuguese highest futsal instances, but also by international organisations, such as FIFA.

 

Bidding Committee Background

No. Date Sport Name of the Competition Level of the Competition Location
1
1998
Futsal
WUC Futsal
World
Braga
2
2004
Volleyball
EUC Volleyball
European
Braga
3
2006
Basketball
EUC Basketball
European
Guimarães
4
2008
Badminton
WUC Badminton
Wold
Braga
5
2009
Taekwondo
EUC Taekwondo
European
Braga
6
2011
Taekwondo
EUC Taekwondo
European
Braga
7
2012
Chess
WUC Chess
World
Guimarães
8
2012
Futsal
WUC Futsal
World
Braga
9
2014
Handball
WUC Handball
World
Guimarães
10
2015
Handball
EUC Handball
European
Braga
11
2016
Karaté
WUC Karaté
World
Braga
12
2018
Cycling
WUC Cycling
World
Braga
13
2019
Futsal
EUC Futsal
European
Braga