Gerflor becomes an Official Tournament Supporter of the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Kuwait 2022 and AFC Futsal Club Championship 2023

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced a new partnership with global flooring group Gerflor for the AFC Futsal competitions in 2022 and 2023.

Gerflor will become an Official Tournament Supporter for AFC Futsal competitions, covering the upcoming AFC Futsal Asian Cup Kuwait 2022™ and the AFC Futsal Club Championship 2023™.

Gerflor will play a key role in the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Kuwait 2022™, employing their global expertise to provide Futsal pitch flooring solutions for the competition. The partnership stems from the AFC and Gerflor’s commitment to ensuring the optimum playing and safety standards for the benefit of all players, teams and match officials.

Gerflor are a leading global flooring solutions brand, with 85 years of experience in creating, manufacturing, and marketing innovative, decorative and sustainable flooring solutions and wall finishes to clients across the world. Since 1947, Gerflor have established themselves as a leading brand in global sports with their renowned sports flooring brand Taraflex™.

Datuk Seri Windsor John, the AFC General Secretary, said: “The AFC is pleased to enter into this partnership with Gerflor as our Official Tournament Supporter for the AFC’s Futsal competitions.

“Gerflor are well known for their experience and expertise in providing global flooring solutions and their commitment to providing an unparalleled futsal environment fits in well with the AFC’s Vision of ensuring our players and teams shine in our world-class competitions.”

Lionel Arlin, Sport Federations and Events Manager at Gerflor, said: “Gerflor is proud to pursue the journey with the AFC for another term and to provide all futsal players, from beginners to seasoned professionals, with the highest standards in safety and performance. Gerflor’s innovative and state-of-the-art futsal flooring provides the best playing conditions for the athletes at the highest AFC futsal events in 2022 and 2023 (AFC Futsal Asian Cup Kuwait 2022TM and the AFC Futsal Club Championship 2023TM).”

Patrick Murphy, Board Member and CEO at FMA, commented: “We are pleased to have Gerflor on board as an Official Tournament Supporter for AFC Futsal competitions. Gerflor have demonstrated their commitment to establishing the highest standards of safety and quality in providing sports solutions for venues across the world, and we look forward to working with them to bolster our offering to players and fans alike across the AFC Futsal competitions.”

About the AFC

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of Asian football and one of the six Confederations making up FIFA. Established in 1954, the AFC is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and comprises 47 Member Associations.

The AFC organises the AFC Asian CupTM, the AFC Women’s Asian CupTM and the AFC Futsal Asian CupTM which are the flagship Continental national team football and futsal competitions, while the AFC Champions LeagueTM is the premier competition for Asian clubs, drawing millions of fans to the beautiful game across the length and breadth of the Continent and beyond.

About Gerflor

Gerflor create, manufacture and market innovative, decorative and eco-responsible complete solutions for flooring, wall coverings and accessibility from installation to finishes. With an adapted approach to each market application: Healthcare, Education, Retail, Industry, Sport, Passengers vehicles, …with the famous brands Taraflex®, Mipolam®, Tarabus®, Connor Sports®, Sportcourt®, Gradus®, …

Key figures:

  • 2021 net sales: € 1,050 M of turnover (excl. taxes),
  • More than 4000 employees,
  • Sales in more than 100 countries.

About Football Marketing Asia (FMA)

Football Marketing Asia (FMA) is the exclusive commercial partner of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the rights cycles 2021-2024 and 2025-2028 (excluding (i) Japan in the case of media and certain sponsorship rights; and (ii) MENA in the case of media rights). FMA is headquartered in Hong Kong S.A.R., with offices in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and China PR. FMA combines unparalleled global football experience with in-depth Asian know-how and expertise.

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