In the period from February 24 to March 10, 2020 in Ashgabat, the Football Federation together with the Asian Football Confederation will hold the Asian Futsal Championship.
The Asian Championship will be the qualifying tournament for the 2020 Futsal World Cup in Lithuania. The opponents of Turkmenistan in group “B” will be teams from Kyrgyzstan and Iran. Also, the qualifying round will be held in October this year in Iran.
It will not be the first time when Turkmenistan will host a large-scale international sports event. Thus, in 2017, the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games were held in Ashgabat in the Olympic Park with great success, and in November 2018, the World Weightlifting Championship was held in the Turkmen capital.
Since the beginning of 2019, the National Futsal Team of Turkmenistan has been training under the Croatian Specialist Ante Mishe.