IFA have released a new mobile game to celebrate the FIFA Futsal World Cup to be held in Lithuania this year.
The game, entitled FIFA Futsal WC 2021 Challenge, allows users to design their own avatar and compete in Futsal-themed min-games, in virtual versions of the World Cup’s host venues.
In a statement, FIFA director of marketing, Jean-François Pathy said the game will give everyone the chance to discover more about Futsal and give fans “a taste of what to expect later this year.”
“The launch of this exciting new game, which was a hit with the FIFA Fan Movement during the testing phase, supports our strategic goal of leveraging technologies to improve the experience of fans,” Pathy said.
The game is available for both Android and IOS users and will help build anticipation for the event, according to Lithuanian Football Federation general secretary, Edgar Stankevicius.
“Lithuania is counting down the days until it welcomes futsal’s finest players for the first FIFA event ever to be staged in our country,” Stankevicius said.
“This fun mobile game will bring the excitement of the FIFA Futsal World Cup to our young and tech-savvy fans and will build anticipation ahead of what promises to be a fantastic tournament,” he said.
The ninth edition of the tournament will commence on the 12th of September, with 24 teams competing in the host cities of Kaunas, Vilnius, and Klaipeda.