CAFA Women’s Futsal Championship 2024: A Celebration of Skill, Unity, and Sportsmanship


The CAFA Women’s Futsal Championship 2024 which was conducted from 4th to 11th of February, hosted in the heart of Central Asia, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, culminated in an exhilarating showcase of talent and determination. The championship not only highlighted the growing prominence of women’s futsal in the region but also served as a testament to the spirit of sportsmanship and unity among the participating nations. In a thrilling one round robin format competition, the IR Iran team emerged as the champions, lifting the coveted trophy in the Dushanbe Indoor Hall, a venue that perfectly captured the essence of this grand tournament.

A Tournament of High Stakes and Higher Spirits

With five national teams stepping into the arena —Turkmenistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic—the stage was set for a showdown that promised action, excitement, and futsal of the highest quality. Each match unfolded as a narrative of grit and grace, with teams giving their all to claim supremacy in this esteemed championship.

The final matches were nothing short of spectacular. Uzbekistan claimed the second place with an impressive display of skill and teamwork, while the Kyrgyz Republic team was adorned with bronze medals. These victories were not just triumphs of strategy and athleticism but also of the indomitable spirit that each team brought to the court.

Stars of the Championship

In a tournament teeming with talent, three players stood out for their exceptional contributions to their teams. Sarah Shirbeigi from IR Iran was honored with the Best Tops scorer award, a recognition of her outstanding skills with total of 11 goals in the tournament. Maral Torkaman from IR Iran, with her extraordinary performance and leadership on the court, was deservedly named the Best Player of the Tournament. Sevara Nurullaeva from Uzbekistan was awarded with Best Goalkeeper of the Championship for recognition of her outstanding goalkeeping skills and pivotal role within team. These awards celebrated not just individual excellence but the inspirational power of women in sports, setting a benchmark for aspiring athletes.

Beyond the Game

The CAFA Women’s Futsal Championship 2024 was more than just a tournament; it was a celebration of the unifying power of sports. It provided a platform for players to showcase their talent, foster friendships, and exchange cultural values, thereby promoting mutual respect and understanding among the participating countries. The championship underscored CAFA’s commitment to advancing women’s sports in Central Asia, highlighting the importance of providing women athletes with opportunities to compete, excel, and inspire.