Hondurans Win International Soccer Tournament

The Hondurans showed their love of soccer and tournament winning athletic abilities when 32 teams from 32 international communities came together September 18-20th for the first annual Mayor’s International Futsal Cup held in Indianapolis, IN.  Futsal is a version of soccer played on a hard surface with a smaller, heavier ball and teams of five-a-side. This format of play emphasizes ball control and skillful technique as players have a smaller space to utilize.



The teams participating in the Futsal Cup were required to be from the country they are representing, or have a parent or grandparent from that country.  The competitive three-day futsal tournament took place with a “world cup” format.  Teams were be divided into groups with rosters of 10-14 players, and competed in three games, using a round-robin format. The top two teams from each group moved on to a single-elimination tournament.

The event included music, food vendors, a beer garden, a Kids Zone, as well as an interactive street soccer demonstration.

This new annual cup hopes to encourage Indiana residents of diverse backgrounds to come together through a globally revered game and show pride for their countries of origin.

Hondurans Win Futsal Cup

Hondurans living in Indiana competed in the Mayor’s International Futsal Cup – Click for playoff match-ups and standings.

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bosnia
  • Brazil
  • Burma
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Cuba/El Caribe
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Italy
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Latvia/Baltic States
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Peru
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland
  • Senegal
  • Southern Africa (Zambia, Zimbabwe, etc.)
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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