Piala Futsal iM4U Wrap: Regional Qualifying Rounds to Kick Off

After a month-long state qualifying campaign in 14 major cities in Malaysia, 112 teams have qualified for the regional qualifying rounds of the Piala Futsal iM4U Presented by Standard Chartered Trophy Road to Anfield 2014.

Organised by iM4U in partnership with Standard Chartered to unite the youth of Malaysia, the tournament saw its state qualifying rounds receive a healthy number of participation across the nation. As previously reported, with 59 teams turning out, the state qualifying round in Johor recorded the highest number of participating teams in comparison to other states.

The alluring prizes of, among others, representing Malaysia at the Standard Chartered Trophy Road to Anfield 2014 in England and watching Liverpool play the final home game of the season at Anfield seemingly proved to be too hard to turn down.

In fact, according to the iM4U management, teams that failed to qualify in their own states the first time around were sighted in other areas for another chance at qualifying, a situation that was seen especially in Perlis and Perak.

With the confirmation of the 112 teams, the tournament will now be divided into four regions - North, Central, East, and South - that will be held between April 5th and 13th, where the winners from each region will qualify for the grand finals on April 19th and 20th.