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Cementos Argos signs on as a national supporter of the FIFA Futsal World Cup

The Colombian international cement company Cementos Argos is pleased to announce their commitment with sports in Colombia as it becomes the first National Supporter for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

The agreement ratifies Cementos Argos with domestic marketing rights for the FIFA Futsal World Colombia 2016. The support of this important event strengthens Cementos Argos’ commitment to sports and particularly to futsal, in which it has already been involved for several years as the only sponsor of Liga Argos Futsal.

“We are pleased to welcome Cementos Argos as a National Supporter for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. Cementos Argos has been an active supporter of futsal in Colombia for several years and shares our vision to further develop and strengthen the sport. We very much look forward to working with Cementos Argos to promote the FIFA Futsal World Cup, which will be held across three Colombian cities from 10 September to 1 October 2016,” said Thierry Weil, FIFA Marketing Director.

This is the eighth version of the FIFA Futsal World Cup where Bucaramanga, Cali and Medellin will be the three venues that host the main event form 10 September 10 to 1 October.

"The international vision and commitment to futsal motivated us to participate decisively in the maximum sporting event taking place in Colombia this year, the FIFA Futsal World Colombia 2016. We are pleased to have a presence there and we are proud to have the tournament at home," remarked Cementos Argos Regional Vice President of Colombia Thomas Restrepo Pérez.

The match schedule of the Futsal World Cup will be fully complete on Thursday 19 May at the Official Draw in Medellin, where qualified national teams will know their road to the final of this prestigious championship, which brings together the 24 best teams on the planet.

This is the main futsal event which brings together the greatest national teams including five-time winners Brazil and two-time winners Spain, as well as recognised international teams including Iran, Argentina, Paraguay, Portugal, Italy, Egypt and Guatemala.

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