Portimão will only host International Masters Futsal again in 2025

Due to the World Cup

The International Masters Futsal, an elite competition that usually takes place at the Portimão Arena and marks the start of the sporting season, will not take place this year, returning to the Algarve city only in 2025. 

In a note, the Chamber of Portimão justifies that the event will not take place due to the World Championship, which takes place between the 14th of September and the 6th of October this year, and which prevents the conditions from being met for the competition to take place within the standards of quality and excellence to which the public has become accustomed.

«Invariably counting on the participation of the best teams in the world, the Masters is seen every year as a Champions League at the start of the season», explains the municipality.

For example, in 2023 the teams from Benfica, Sporting, SC Braga, Kairat Almaty, Anderlecht and Palma Futsal participated in the tournament, in what was the first time that the competition featured six teams.

Sigma Stars and Portimão City Council announce that the competition will only return in 2025, guaranteeing another great edition and several surprises, which will be revealed over the next few months.