USA- the champion of CONCACAF Futsal Championship in 1996 and 2004- has qualified for the CONCACAF Futsal Championship Cup (2020-2021) Final. This is the first time for the USA to get qualified for Futsal CONCACAF Championship Final since 2004. The USA team has won a nail-biting victory over Guatemala in the Semi-Final Match of CONCACAF 2021. The finals will be fought between the USA and Costa Rica.
Futsal World Cup- a tournament that gets traction from the FIFA Football loving countries is relatively unknown or less popular among the Common Wealth Nations (Non-European) where cricket takes up major media coverage.
What is FIFA Futsal World Cup and How is Futsal Different From FIFA Football?
Futsal is introduced by an Uruguayan as an alternative version of Football to be played indoors. Football and Futsal look similar, the key differences being the length of the pitch, number of players, size of the ball, rules for fouls, etc.
Futsal Pitch (40m) is smaller than the Football pitch (68m). The total number of players from each side in Futsal is five (5) and the ball used is smaller in size and has lower bounce compared to the ball used in Football. When the ball goes out of the line in Futsal, players have to kick the ball back instead of throwing the ball. Both FIFA Football World Cup and FIFA Futsal World Cup are organized by regional federations like Futsal CONCACAF, Futsal UEFA under FIFA.
Panama Vs Canada- Quarter-Finals CONCACAF Futsal Championship 2021.
Panama has won the Quarter Finals against Canada in CONCACAF Futsal Championship 2021. USA has qualified for the Futsal World Cup for and Panama will be making its bid for Futsal World Cup by winning the Semi-Finals and Possibly Finals of the CONCACAF Futsal Championship Cup 2021.
Costa Rica Vs Suriname- Quarter Finals CONCACAF Futsal Championship 2021.
Costa Rica has won a massive victory in the Quarter Finals against Suriname and is on its way to claiming CONCACAF Futsal Championship Cup. It would be a third consecutive CONCACAF Championship for Costa Rice if they win this year’s final.
USA vs Guatemala Semi- Finals CONCACAF Championship 2021.
USA and Guatemala had to go to the penalties to get a winner as the match ended with 2-2 on the scoreboard. It was a nail-biting match that ended in favor of the USA with the last successful penalty kick coming from Edwardo. This is the first time for the USA to go to the Finals of the CONCACAF Championship since 2004.
Panama Vs Costa Rica Semi-Finals CONCACAF Championship 2021.
Panama had fought valiantly only to fail before the relentless Costa Rica which now has a chance to be three times consecutive Winners of CONCACAF Championship 2021. Carlos Perez had given a 1-0 lead to Panama, however by the end of the full match-time the scoreboard stood at 1-3 in favor of Costa Rica. Daniel Gomez scored two goals in three minutes for Costa Rica to take them to the finals. Costa Rica will be facing the USA in CONCACAF Championship 2021 Finals.
USA vs Costa Rica Futsal CONCACAF Championship 2021.
The Finals of CONCACAF Championship 2021 will be fought between USA and Costa Rica which is the winner of CFC 2000, 2012 and 2016. Both the teams have confirmed their birth for the FIFA Futsal World Cup with stellar performance in the group stages.
Costa Rica won the CONCACAF 2021 Finals over the USA National Men’s Futsal Team with 3-2 on scoreboard in favor of Costa Rica. Costa Rica will be the Title champions to defend and keep the cup consecutively. Check below for all the updates from the USA vs Costa Rica Concacaf 2021.