The 3rd Annual WMO (World Memon Organization) Futsal Championship 2018 is set to take place on the 2nd of December at the Futsal World, Maradana.
Gunners won the Cup Championship while Renegades won the Plate Championship..
22 teams will battle it out (12 senior teams and 10 junior teams) for the WMO Futsal 2018 Championship, organized by the WMO Global Youth Wing Far East Chapter.
The draw took place at the Football House, with the 12 senior teams divided into 4 groups of 3. The draw results for the Senior Championship were as follows;
- Group A – United Kickers, Gunners FC, Renegades
- Group B – Flamingo FC, Futsal Amigos, Misfits
- Group C – Colombo Knight Riders, Rebels FC, 8 Containers
- Group D – M Boys, United Amigos, Flamingo United
The group winners of each group will qualify for the Cup Championship while the runners-up of each group will qualify for the Plate Category.
The junior draw took place with 2 groups of 3 and 1 group of 4, the draw results were;
- Group A – Memon Knight Riders, Forza Sevens, Legends
- Group B – United Sixers, 7 Buddies, Super 8’s
- Group C – Liverpool FC, Flamingo Juniors, Manchester Memons, Predators
The group winners from A & B will qualify for the semi-final stage, while the group winners and runners-up of group C will progress as well.
The Cup Champions will be awarded Rs. 50,000 while the Cup Runners-up will be awarded Rs. 30,000. Plate Champions will be awarded Rs. 25,000 while the Plate Runners-up will be awarded Rs. 15,000.
Last year’s edition saw Gunners FC lift the Cup Championship after getting the luck of a Coin Toss against Futsal Amigos after both the final match and the following penalty shootout ended in a draw. Renegades meanwhile were crowned Plate Champions last year while Killer Cleats, not part of this year’s edition, took home the Junior Championship.
Team registrations have to be made between 8.00am – 8.20am on the 2nd of December 2018 by the team captain. Walkovers will be awarded if the team fails to register within the above time period.
Each senior game will have two halves of 7 minutes, while the junior games will have two halves of 5 minutes.