AMF World Championship 2015: Information from Belarus Futsal Federation

See the stadiums!

 

Belarus Futsal Federation has sent the following information to uefsfutsal.org:

 

 

Official stadiums and host cities:

Based on the experience of the Ice Hockey World Championship, the games of the XI Futsal Men’s World Championship will be held in the best competition halls of Belarus.

 

MINSK CITY

Games of 2 Minsk groups and 2 quarterfinals will be held in Sport Palace and Minsk Arena:

 

Sports Palace, Minsk

Sports Palace, Minsk

 

Sports Palace, Minsk

Sports Palace, Minsk

 

 

Minsk Arena

Minsk Arena

 

Minsk Arena

Minsk Arena

 

 

PINSK CITY

 

Pinsk Competition hall

Pinsk Competition hall

 

 BREST CITY

 

Victoria Stadium

Victoria Stadium

 

The opening ceremony and game will be held on 17.04.2015.

Semifinals will be held on 24.04.2015.

Final and the 3rd place game will be held on 25.04.2015.

 

Spectators: To attract spectators to the futsal games a wide PR-campaign is being carried out similar to that of the Ice Hockey World Championship which took place in the Republic of Belarus in 2014.

 

Broadcasts: Live matches are planned from Minsk, Brest and possibly from Pinsk. The matches will be shown on TV (on the major sport TV channels “Belarus-2” and “Belarus-5”) and via the Internet.

 

Mascot: The official mascot is a hedgehog (a mammal of Eurasian hedgehog genes, hedgehog family. Widely spread in Europe, Asia Minor, Western Siberia, north-western Kazakhstan, Amur Region, northern and north-eastern China. A common hedgehog has a heavy body, short legs; most of its body is covered by spines. Snout is stretched and pointed). The concept is based on the fact that a hedgehog is a quick, cheerful, benevolent animal. It is able to wind itself into a ball which makes it look like a football. In Belarus it falls asleep and wakes up in spring about April right to the beginning of the world championship.

 

 

The teams and draw for the group stage: The draw procedure will be held in the Minsk largest trade-entertaining center “Stolitsa” on 27.01.2015 at 4 pm local time. It will be highlighted by all Belarusian media.

Partcipating teams:

 

 The draw procedure will be attended by the AMF Executive Supervisor, the UEFS President, the XI Futsal Men’s World Championship 2015 Organization Committee under the supervision of Assistant to the President of the Republic of Belarus for Sport and Tourism and I Vice-President of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus, public authorities of the cities holding the world championship, Belarusian Futsal Federation representatives.

Information were given is by Sergei Goza, Belarus Futsal Federation.