The term ‘Minifootball’, also known as small-sided soccer, is an official sport played on a reduced sized soccer field with a small number of players. Minifootball can be played from 3v3 players up to 9v9, for all ages and groups! Minifootball is governed and regulated internationally by the World Minifootball Federation (WMF). Minifootball is recognized as its own National Sport Organization (NSO) and a part of the Olympic Committee in select countries.
Minifootball and Soccer are two separate sports, each with its own international governing body and game rules. Minifootball is governed internationally by the World Minifootball Federation (WMF). Soccer, on the other hand, is governed by The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The key differences are the official number of players (Minifootball: 5-9 players, soccer: 11 players), the field and goal dimensions (Minifootball is much smaller), and different international bodies that govern the game rules.
The World Minifootball Federation (WMF) is the highest authority of Minifootball in the world. WMF is a not-for-profit organization whose aim is to promote, supervise, and direct Minifootball in the world and contribute to society’s positive development. WMF currently has a branch in over 144 countries across North & South America (PAMF), Europe (EMF), Africa (AMF), Asia (AMC), and Australia (OMF). CMF has become a member of WMF as of November 2020.
The Pan-American Minifootball Federation (PAMF) is the intercontinental governing body for Minifootball in North & South America. The Canadian Minifootball Federation (CMF) is the exclusive Minifootball representative for all of Canada as of March 2020.
The Canadian Minifootball Federation is a member of WMF and PAMF. As a member, CMF has the exclusive rights to sanction all Minifootball activities in Canada.
CMF can sanction clubs, academies, teams, and organizations through its regions. All you need to do is to go to the CMF website or any regional website, click on APPLY NOW! and follow the instructions.
Unfortunately, no. CMF sanctions only clubs, academies, teams, and organizations.