5th World Deaf Futsal Championships in 2023

Confederação Brasileira de Desportos dos Surdos (Brazil) has been confirmed as the host of the 5th World Deaf Futsal Championships. The Futsal Championships will take place in Nova Petrópolis, Brazil on 10-19 November 2023.

Nova Petrópolis is a municipality in the Southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. The main seat of the municipality is also called Nova Petrópolis. It is located in the Serra Gaúcha region about 90 km north of Porto Alegre, the state capital city.

The population of the municipality is around 20,000 people and the majority of the natives are descendants of German-Brazilian immigrants. The German language or Riograndenser Hunsrückisch is still widely spoken in the municipality. Tourism is the main economic activity, followed by the manufacture of wool garments, dairy farming and shoemaking.