The Greek Island of Crete will host the most prestigious minifootball tournament in Europe this year, miniEURO 2013. Between 10-14 October countries from across the continent will battle it out to try and take the crown won by Romania in Moldova last autumn. The President of the EMF Razvan Burleanu said:
We have no doubt that all the countries who expressed an interest had unique qualities and all of them would have done a fantastic job, but in the end, the Greek proposal was perhaps the best one all round and the tournament will be a fantastic success.”
Elsewhere, the European Minifootball family expanded still further, with Ireland being officially voted into the European Minifootball Federation. Hungary, Poland and Russia are also soon to be accepted after their presentations to the Executive Committee at the meeting in England.
The Irish Minifootball Association have also got some exciting plans to really move forward with making minifootball a success and will have a team in the miniEURO2013 tournament for the first time. We also hope that Poland, provided they can meet the criteria and Hungary can be there too.