The City of Cebu is a probable venue for the first-ever FIFA Futsal Women’s World Cup set in November 2025.

John Anthony Gutierrez, president of the Philippine Football Federation, visited the Cebu City Hall to ask the support of the Local Government Unit headed by Acting Cebu City Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia for the possible hosting of the 1st Fédéracion Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Futsal Women’s World Cup.

This after the Philippines won in a bidding as host-country. Cebu City is seen as one of possible venues.

Sixteen countries are expected to participate in the said sports event, Gutierrez said.

Garcia, on behalf of the city government, has welcomed the development emphasizing the significance of the international sports event and sports tourism.

Further, the Philippine Football Federation has also visited Cebu City for the “Football Starts at Home” program.

According to Gutierrez, the program inspires children to develop a passion for football.

The federation also praised Cebu for having a healthy football environment.


FIFA, in its official website, announced that FIFA Futsal Women's World Cup 2025 is the first-ever edition of the tournament and will feature nations from all six confederations.

The tournament will feature 16 participating teams which will be split into four groups of four, with the top two teams in each group progressing to the quarterfinals.

The FIFA Futsal Women's World Cup becomes the fourth global women's competition organized by FIFA, following in the footsteps of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, and the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.