- Thirteen groups to take part in Guatemala between 3-9 May 2021
- The Domo Polideportivo additionally hosted matches at the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2000
- Semi-finalists qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021
The Concacaf Futsal Championship 2021 will probably be held in Guatemala City, Guatemala, from 3-9 May, with all matches in the competitors’s seventh version to happen at the Domo Polideportivo. The venue has an extended historical past of internet hosting worldwide futsal tournaments, together with the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2000.
The inaugural Concacaf Futsal Championship was contested in 1996 and has since taken place each 4 years as a part of Futsal World Cup qualifying. Costa Rica will journey to Guatemala as reigning holders and document champions, Los Ticos having triumphed in 2000, 2012 and 2016. USA lifted the trophy in 1996 and 2004, whereas hosts Guatemala tasted glory in 2008.
Following the group stage (3-5 May), the prime two groups in every part undergo to the quarter-finals, which will probably be performed on 7 May. The 4 victorious groups progress to the semi-finals, thereby incomes a ticket to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™. The final-4 matches will probably be held on 8 May, with the last the following day.
As defending champions, Costa Rica head to Guatemala eyeing success as soon as extra. Los Ticos go into the match in effective fettle, having soundly overwhelmed Trinidad and Tobago 7-1 and eight-2 in latest friendlies. Should Costa Rica qualify for Lithuania 2021 it will be their fifth look at the match. At the final version in Colombia they have been the solely Concacaf staff to succeed in the spherical of 16, which is the furthest they’ve ever superior at the competitors.
Cuba, Guatemala and Panama even have designs on securing a Futsal World Cup berth, the trio having joined Costa Rica as Concacaf’s representatives at Colombia 2016. All three exited at the group stage, however whereas the former duo returned dwelling with out selecting up a single level, Panama have been a minimum of capable of defeat Uzbekistan.
USA boast the area’s greatest document at Futsal World Cups, and are the solely Concacaf aspect ever to have secured a prime-4 end. In 1992, USA received the silver medal in Hong Kong, and in addition took bronze in the Netherlands in 1989.
Under the steering of Dusan Jakica, who grew to become head coach of USA’s males’s futsal staff in September 2019, the Stars and Stripes will endeavour to qualify for a Futsal World Cup for the first time since 2008. They took half in 5 of the first six editions of the match (1989, 1992, 1996, 2004 and 2008).