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Colombia to Showcase Futsal in 2013 AMF Women's World Cup and IWGA World Games

7/30/12

The World Futsal Association (AMF) has announced that the Colombian Futsal Federation, headed by Manuel Sanchez, has been selected to host the second Women's World Cup, to be held next year in the city of Barrancabermeja.

colombiavsparaguay073012.jpg (34737 bytes)The event will be held in November, 2013, in a new 7,000-seat stadium being built by the city.

(Champion Colombia, on ball, and Paraguay meet in AMF 2011 World Cup.)

Meeting in Asuncion, Paraguay, July 28, The AMF also accepted the invitation from Colombia to participate in the World Games, conducted by the International World Games Association, for up to 12 countries to play Futsal as a demonstration sport.

The World Games will take place July 25 through Aug. 4, 2013, in Cali. The Futsal segment of the Games will take place in Buga, about two hours from Bucaramanga.

The AMF also announced that it is seeking a European location for its next World Cup in 2015, and mentioned Belarus as a possible hosting country.

Paraguay's Juan Rolando Alarcón Rios was unanimously re-elected President at the AMF's annual meeting.

The AMF's new Executive Committee includes: President, Juan Rolando Alarcón Rios (Paraguay), Vice-presidents, Jaime Arroyave (Colombia), Namdev Shirgaonkar Sampat (India), Nakwalekwenale Doli (DRCongo) and Jordi Eduardo (Catalonia) general secretary, Pedro Bonnettini (Argentina), treasurer, Alberto Agüero (Paraguay), directors, Mario Giménez (Uruguay) and Juan Probaos (Spain), deputy director, Gina Anjos (Brazil ) executive director, Manuel Sanchez (Colombia), trustee owner, Gabriel Delmonte (Uruguay) and deputy mayor, Daniel Cerros (Canada).

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