- FIFA launched for the first time a Futsal referees preparation project for a World Cup
- 76 potential candidates started their preparation
- Final appointments for the FIFA Futsal World Cup™ to be made in August 2021
The Road to Lithuania 2021 has become a reality thanks to the vision, and commitment of FIFA Referee Committee Chairman Pierluigi Collina and FIFA Director of Refereeing Massimo Busacca. Their leadership has empowered a group of Futsal refereeing specialists (one from each Confederation) to develop a strategic plan to develop, train, and prepare the top Futsal refereeing prospects for the opportunity to work the pinnacle of the sport – a FIFA World Cup.
Over a year ago, this group of specialists started the process by revamping the Futsal Laws of the Game in order to make them more player and referee friendly. It is therefore important to underline that a competent group of futsal experts (coaches and players) were involved in this process too. This rewrite…