The most important international youth soccer tournament in Italy; 6 categories, over 70 teams already registered, 12 nationalities present for 5 continents; Finals on June 29 in the historic PalaRoma of Montesilvano.
It’s the countdown to the tenth edition of the Montesilvano Futsal Cup. The most important international youth futsal tournament in Italy will in fact be played from 24 June to 1 July. There are six categories in this edition: under19, under17, under15, under13, under11 and under 9.
Registrations are still open for some categories. At the moment there are 70 clubs taking part. The venues where the matches will be played are historical places of Italian and international futsal. To the prestigious PalaRoma of Montesilvano, the scene of many championship finals and European cup finals and always the stage for all the finals of each category of the tournament, are added: the PalaSenna (Montesilvano, PE), the PalaCastagna (Città di Sant’Angelo , PE), PalaRigopiano (Pescara), Palasport Giovanni Paolo II (Pescara) and Palasport Santa Filomena (Chieti).
«When the first edition of the MFC took place in June 2013 – declares Luca Copparoni, organizer of the event – I never thought we could grow in so few years. At the time, 26 companies participated. Enrollment has now quadrupled. The tournament was born from the passion of a group of people for a futsal , we wanted to give prestige to this sport which is often little considered in our country. We can say that we have succeeded. We have reached a very high point, but there is still ample room for growth. This year we can formalize a new record, there will be clubs present for all five continents”.
In past editions, the best club in the world have participated. Among the many: the Spanish of Inter Movistar (the most successful club in Europe), the Argentines of Rosario Rowing, the Brazilians of Atletico Paranaense and the Latvians of Nikars. To remark many young people who, by playing this tournament, later became professionals in the discipline. Like the goalkeepers of the Italian national team Germano Montefalcone and Lorenzo Pietrangelo in A1 with Pescara and Naples or like the Polish Michal Katuza registered in the Spanish Primera Division with Pescados Rubén Burela FS.
The tenth edition of the Montesilvano Futsal Cup is sponsored by the municipality of Montesilvano (PE).