It’s great that during the World Cup in Brazil people were talking about futsal. I think a lot of people still don’t realise there is an elite level here in England and great growth at the grassroots level. Obviously Baku are doing really well in the elite level. Futsal is a great game, it just needs people to be aware of it. Once the awareness is there, the game is just going to grow so fast and become a really important sport in England.
Last week i gave a Futsal Clinic to a boys and girls team from Namibia. This is the second time their school St. Paul s College brought them for a week of training, their Coach Andre Benjamin is planing to open a Futsal Academy in Windhoek.
Just how far away are England from producing their very own Lionel Messi?
The prospect of a player in the shirt of the Three Lions, displaying the kind of skills and intelligence currently associated with arguably the world’s most talented footballer is a mouth-watering one.
Ronaldo was probably 10 when he properly stepped on a beach. Born and bred in Bento Ribeiro, a poor neighborhood in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, he had spent more time grazing his toes on concrete or grass-less pitches than actually stepping on sand — he would later almost drown in an over-enthusiastic attempt to tame the waves at the renowned Copacabana Beach. For him and his family to regularly check the seaside scene they would have to endure grueling bus journeys.
The FA is finally embracing futsal, with the game growing on these shores and clubs implementing it into their academies
The passing was crisp and incisive, the movement restlessly purposeful; the relentless pace of the game and ambitious dribbling on show were yielding goalscoring opportunities continuously. It was, by common consent, a feast of technical excellence, gladdening the heart of anyone keen to witness controlled creativity on a pitch.