CSA forces non-sanctioned Canadian team out of Mundialito Outdoor in Algarve
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(futsalcanada.ca editor’s note: The Futsal Canada mentioned in thie article has absolutely no relationship whatsoever with us here at futsalcanada.ca. The group they mention has disbanded and to our best research has not operated in quite a while)
Many changes in the Mundialito Outdoor in Algarve: in few days the fixture was modified twice, with the Canadian withdrawal and the last minute Scotland (we’re trying to find out which kind of Scottish selection will play) entry.
The Swiss selection plays in name of the Union Suisse de Futsal: they were authorized to take part in the tournament though not beeing the official “Swiss National team”, which hopefully in future will enter UEFA and FIFA competitions.
Canada has cancelled its participation at the Mundialito Outdoor to take place in Algarve (Portugal). The Canadian Soccer Association did not recognize the team which was ready to travel towards Portugal, as not representative of it.
The Canadian FA member Kevin Pipe informed the Portuguese federation about their position, so that the Mundialito organizers didn’t allowed the Canadian squad to take part in it, as a consequence of the Canadian federation communication.
The national team invited in Portugal was a selection arranged by Futsal Canada organization, which is an AMF entity developing futsal in Canada, but not recognized as official by the Canadian FA.