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2021 Mini Football World Cup allotted to Ukraine: Photos Bohdan Warchomij October 2, 2019

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The decision to allot the Mini Football World Cup to Kyiv as the venue was announced during the WMF Executive Committee held on 30th of July 2019.

The President of WMF – Mr. Filip Juda announced the result  enthusiastically : “I would like to congratulate the Ukrainian Minifootball Federation for its efforts and perseverance in sending all the necessary documents important for guaranteeing a successfully organized WMF WORLD CUP 2021.

The Ukrainian Minifootball Federation has gone through a lot of work since 2014 when I was present at its “inauguration” in Kyiv. Concretely in the field of development of the membership base, planned construction of infrastructure, but also the performance of the national team. In my opinion, there can be no better location for the promotion of this sport in Ukraine than the historical center of Kyiv.

I personally wish to Zhenya Dontsov, the Ukrainian Minifootball Federation president, and his team to be successful in the important preparations that are always an integral part of success, whether in the promotion of minifootball in Ukraine but also abroad. Same for the development of this sport in other cities of Ukraine, cooperation with Ukrainian Association of Football in field of grassroots and also for the potential coming of new partners and increased attention from the Ukrainian state public authorities.”

The Ukrainian team in Perth for the 2019 World Cup opened its campaign with a 3:0 win over Lebanon, despite losing their first choice goalkeeper to a red card offence at the Langley Park venue. The replacement goalkeeper was one of Ukraine’s goalscorers in the win.

Australia had a very comfortable win over Thailand in their opening game and look to be favourites to win the tournament with USA.

The opening ceremony with a Welcome to Country by Dr Richard Whalley was well received by the small enthusiastic crowd.


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