Brazil promoting Futsal in 2016 Olympics, Women’s futsal World Cup
The Brazilian Futsal Confederation has said it would like to see the sport included in the next Olympics, and a campaign is under way to make that happen.
In a statement on its website, the confederation said its president and vice-president recently met with honorary FIFA president Joao Havelange, who promised to ask FIFA president Joseph Blatter to persuade the IOC to include the sport.
The statement says that Havelange supports the sport’s inclusion and plans to discuss the matter with Blatter in May.
Havelange and Blatter are also expected to discuss Brazil hosting a women’s futsal World Cup, the confederation said, adding it could be held this December.
“One of the reasons the IOC has not accepted including futsal is the fact there is no women’s world cup, which is why we want to organize such an event in Brazil in 2010,” confederation president Aecio de Borba Vasconcelos said.