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Toronto to Host its 1st ever International Futsal Tournament

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Direct Energy Centre: Home to the 2010 Toronto Invitational Futsal Tournament

Toronto- The Toronto International Soccer Show (TISS) is coming to the Direct Energy Centre in downtown Toronto from January 22-24th 2010 and word has gotten out that futsal is going to be a big part of it.

Futsalcanada.ca has confirmed that an agreement is in place between the organizors of the Winter Futsal Classic and TISS to take the current tournament and infuse it with the huge trade show into what is currently being billled as the Toronto Invitational Futsal Tournament.

"We are very pleased to have completed this deal as we know that futsal is the present and future of indoor soccer worldwide and now is the chance to show North America just how great it is. It was logical that with all the soccer equipment manufacturers, parents, coaches, players, sponsors, referees, decision-makers, et cetera that will be in attendance that we offer an exciting, high quality tournament and we really believe that this will become one of North America's elite tournaments year in year out." said TISS Operations Manager Jamie Clephan.

So far the plan is to host divisions for U14 and U16 boys and girls in addition to an elite mens division. There is a possibility that an U18 division will be created as well. Two high quality sport tile surfaces will be planted right in the heart of the trade show itself while 2 more large gymnasiums have also been booked for the games.

The plan also calls for the invitations to go out to provincial and state futsal champions in each age group with special invites going out to teams from Brazil, Mexico, Spain, and the Middle East to make it a truly international event. Top futsal referees will also be scouted and invited to give it more legitimacy.

If the tournament itself wasn't enough, discussions are currently on going to bring in FIFA Futsal Referee and Coaching Instructors for clinics during the week of the event.

Stay tuned for the latest information regarding this exciting event as it comes in to us here at futsal canada.