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NZ bids to host Futsal World Cup

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 5/04/2016

New Zealand is one of 13 countries to register an interest in hosting the Futsal World Cup in 2020.

The full list features Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates and the United States.

The next step in the FIFA bidding process requires countries to solidify their commitment with a formal declaration of interest by May 6.

Colombia is hosting the 2016 event in September, with Brazil defending the title it won for a record fifth time in Thailand four years ago.

New Zealand has never qualified for the Futsal World Cup.

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