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The MAI is the Federation which endorses the most popular sport in the world, the minifootball. Minifootball is the type of football, the most widespread, which millions of amateur players in the world play and the only element that differs among cities and countries is the total number of players and the size of the field. So, the MAI created different categories of minifootball: 5aside, 6aside, 7aside and 8aside. The grassroots sport, the football that everybody loves & plays in mini fields, is from now on united under the umbrella of the MAI. The Federation connects millions of players from all parts of India, through their participation in the national minifootball leagues and championships which are organized by local / national associations. The MAI has a special dynamic because of the huge number of players who play every day, every week and every month because they are just in love with this sport.

MAI Values A number of concepts represent the values of the MAI . These interconnected values express the core of who we are and guide all our steps along the way. They stand for the aspirations and ethos of the MAI.

  • Participation: It doesn’t matter who wins the match, it doesn’t matter who the best player is. What matters is the effort, being part of the team and performing ones best.

  • Entertainment: Minifootball is fun. It means coming together with friends, meeting new people who share the same passion for the game and simply enjoying the sport.

  • Wellbeing: MAI addresses non professional athletes who play Minifootball to maintain their physical and mental health.

  • Sportsmanship: Minifootball as a sport enjoyed for its own sake, with a spirit of fair-play, respect, ethics and fellowship towards ones competitors being dominant.

  • Action: Taking action, not watching action from the couch. This concept is vividly expressed by the official motto of the MAI “YOU PLAY.”

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