The FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021™ tournament, held in Lithuania from September 12 to October 3, 2021, was the first event dedicated to futsal played on certified FIFA Quality Programme for Futsal Surfaces.
The official announcement by FIFA was made during the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™, now in its ninth edition.
MONDO was the first company to join the FIFA Quality Programme for Futsal Surfaces, certifying its surfaces for the game of futsal, after passing all stages of the process and having fully met the requirements for performance and quality of the flooring.
MONDO then supplied the three Fast Break System Futsal pitches, installed in the three Lithuanian facilities that hosted the competition: the Avia Solutions Group Arena in Vilnius, the Žalgirio Arena in Kaunas and the Švyturio Arena in Klaipėda.
The FIFA Quality Program for Futsal Surfaces is a certification program open to manufacturers of futsal sports flooring, whose ultimate goal is to provide players with safe sports surfaces, able to ensure athletes of all levels superior performance and quality. FIFA's focus on sports surfaces is not limited to futsal, however.
Since futsal is primarily played in indoor multi-sport or multi-purpose facilities, the FIFA Quality Programme for Futsal Surfaces believes that certified surfaces should be suitable for other sports as well.
That is why the standard FIFA Quality Programme for Futsal Surfaces foresees the possibility to test and certify Point Elastic, Area Elastic or Combined Elastic sports surfaces that can also be used for sports other than futsal (while subjecting them to specific tests for futsal, as part of the EN 14904 standard).
For this reason, FIFA has begun a close collaboration with other federations, including FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basketball), to guarantee sportsmen and women of the various indoor disciplines the possibility of using surfaces that meet high quality and safety requirements.
MONDO has obtained the "FIFA QUALITY Laboratory Test Report", essential for the assignment of the "FIFA Quality Futsal Court Certificate" for the following 7 systems:
MONDO has already obtained 3 "FIFA Quality - Futsal Court Certificates" for the 3 courts supplied for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™ (Kaunas Arena, Vilnius Arena, Klaipėda Arena) and made with the Futsal Fast Break System.
Not only the FIFA Quality Programme for Futsal Surfaces: MONDO is also the official supplier of sports surfaces for UEFA Futsal events. The collaboration between MONDO and UEFA began in 2006, with the development of the first systems for high-level futsal competitions. Over the years, MONDO has become UEFA's Preferred Partner for futsal sports flooring.
MONDO starts from the needs of the players to develop sports flooring that can meet the needs of the game, offering appropriate technical and functional characteristics, such as: foot stability, controlled grip, comfort, speed, essential to enhance not only the technique and performance of the individual but also the overall performance in the game.
MONDO has collected a long series of successes over the years, working side by side with UEFA and its athletes, for the realization of sports flooring used in all UEFA Futsal events, from EURO 2007 in Portugal to the UEFA Futsal Euro 2022 Netherlands.
Working in collaboration with planners, designers, engineers and athletes, MONDO develops and produces cutting-edge sports flooring and surfaces, tested and certified to guarantee sportsmen and women of all levels performance and quality.
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