Guatemala national futsal team

The Guatemala national futsal team represents Guatemala in international futsal competitions, such as the World Cup and the CONCACAF Championships, and is governed by the Federación Nacional de Fútbol. In March 2015, the Futsal league, as well as the federation, formed their own body headed by Gerardo Paiz as head of Guatemalan Futsal. Paiz has provided Guatemala with many victories and titles in the last decade. Many believe that his leadership and isolation from the Federación Nacional de Fútbol, a group that most Guatemalans associate with corruption, has benefited futsal in the country.

Guatemala
Nickname(s)La Azul y Blanco
Los Chapines
La Bicolor
La Furia Azul
AssociationFederación Nacional de Fútbol
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Head coachTomas De Dios Lopez  Spain
Home stadiumDomo Polideportivo
FIFA codeGUA
FIFA ranking33 (12 May 2020) [1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Guatemala 2–8 Mexico 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 30 August 1996)
Biggest win
 Guatemala 13–2 Nicaragua 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 27 January 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Guatemala 2–29 Brazil 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 23 November 2000)
World Cup
Appearances4 (First in 2000)
Best resultFirst round, (2000, 2008, 2012, 2016)
CONCACAF Futsal Championship
Appearances4 (First in 1996)
Best resultMed 1.png Champions, (2008)
Confederations Cup
Appearances2 (First in 2009)
Best result4th place, (2009)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances6 (First in 2009)
Best result4th place, (2014)

The Guatemalan futsal team was the host team of the FIFA Futsal World Cup in 2000 when it was held in Guatemala. It was the 4th Futsal World Cup held under FIFA. This world event launched the national squad and is seen as what catapulted Guatemala in the sport.

The Guatemalan team has participated in four FIFA Futsal World Cups.

World Cup Brazil 2008 Cycle

Guatemala was the CONCACAF champion in 2008. Their home games are held in the Domo Polideportivo in Zone 13 in Guatemala City. Their best match was a 10–1 victory over China at the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup. Currently, the squad is ranked 27th in the world, 7th in the American continent and 3rd in CONCACAF. In late February, it was announced that Spaniard and experienced Tomas De Dios Lopez would become the new national head coach. Days later, in a press conference, the news were made official as well as a new kit deal with Joma that replaced Umbro. The Spaniard has a contract until the end of the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia.

TournamentsEdit

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

CONCACAF Futsal ChampionshipEdit

Grand Prix de FutsalEdit

Futsal Confederations CupEdit

  • 2009 – 4th place
  • 2013did not enter
  • 2014 – 8th place

Futsal at the Pan American GamesEdit

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