The official draw for the TotalEnergies CAF Futsal AFCON 2024 is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 7, at the Mohamed VI Sports Complex in Rabat, Morocco.

According to CAF Online, on its website, the event is set to commence at 17:00 local time (15:00 GMT) and will be conducted by CAF.

The upcoming draw heralds the return of the fast-paced TotalEnergies CAF Futsal AFCON, celebrating its 7th edition.

The competition is scheduled to unfold in Morocco from April 11 to 21, 2024, hosted at the Moulay Prince Abdallah and IBN Yassine Halls.

Futsal AFCON 2024 draw

As defending champions and hosts, Morocco secures the A1 seeding, with Egypt, Angola, Mauritania, Namibia, Ghana, Zambia, and Libya completing the lineup.

However, the draw will determine the composition of the two groups, each comprising four teams.

Egypt currently holds the record as the most successful nation in TotalEnergies CAF Futsal AFCON, boasting three titles.

Defending champions Morocco follow closely with two titles, while Libya clinched one gold medal as hosts in 2008.

Notably, the 10-day tournament will adopt a round-robin format, featuring two groups (A & B).

The top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals.

FIFA Futsal World Cup

Additionally, the TotalEnergies CAF Futsal AFCON will serve as a qualifier for the FIFA Futsal World Cup, with the top three finishers earning spots in this year’s global event.

The FIFA Futsal World Cup is scheduled to take place in Uzbekistan from September 14 to October 6, 2024.

PUNCH Online reports that Futsal is a variant of association football (soccer) played on a smaller, hard court, and mainly indoors.

The name “futsal” is derived from the Spanish or Portuguese words for “indoor football” (fútbol sala and futebol de salão, respectively).

Futsal

Meanwhile, the tournament provides a platform for showcasing the skill, speed, and creativity of futsal.

It has gained popularity as a unique and exciting form of football.

The Futsal World Cup, like its African edition, Futsal AFCON is held every four years, similar to the FIFA World Cup for outdoor football.

In addition, it serves as a major event for futsal enthusiasts and provides a stage for the best futsal players from around the world to compete at the highest level.