The AFC Futsal Club Championship 2019 will be held in the Iranian city of Isfahan next summer.
According to the official portal of Iran’s Football Federation, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has given the green lights to Iran to host the next edition of the competition, which is scheduled to be held in August 2019.
AFC representatives will pay a four-day visit to Isfahan from Dec. 4-7 to see if the city meets the requirements for hosting the international event.
The previous (9th) round of AFC Futsal Club Championship was held in Indonesia in August, where Iran’s Mes Sungun claimed the title by gaining victory over Vietnam’s representative in the final.
The competition was first introduced in 2006, when a trial edition, named 2006 Asia Futsal Cup, was run with six teams participating. Iranian team Shensa Saveh beat Uzbek Ardus FC 5-1 in the final. However, the first recognized edition by the AFC was held in 2010 and ran with ten teams, forming two groups of five teams. The top two finishers then proceeded to the semi-finals.
Since 2015 the final tournament is played with 12 teams.
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