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Have you watched the Futsal & Proud show with its host Andre Caro?
In December, Futsal Focus relaunched the Futsal & Proud show with its new host Andre Caro. If you don’t know Andre Caro, he is known in the futsal industry as The Doctor, and he is an experienced futsal player and coach from Brazil who has been inspiring and helping to develop players in Australia for many years.
In Melbourne, he helped Peter Parthimos, CEO of Futsal Oz, to develop futsal events, and competitions. In 2020, he made his way to the UAE where he was the assistant coach of Al Nasr, enjoying success at the senior and youth level. He has returned to Australia and launched his own academy dedicate to using futsal to develop futsal players for the future of the sport in Australia and beyond. When he isn’t coaching, he is making quality coaching content and has grown a sizeable audience of over 134,000 global social media followers.
Recently, he added to his content by launching Caro Futsal podcast due to the quality of his work, we at Futsal Focus approached Andre to be the face of our Futsal & Proud show as well.
In December, he launched the show with his first guest: AFC Kairat and Kazakhstan national futsal team goalkeeper coach Luizinho Cruz, and you can watch the interview below:
Andre then followed this interview with another great guest: Spanish Futsal International Sergio González Pérez:
Sergio González Pérez whilst an international also plays for Viña Albali Valdepeñas. He gave Futsal Focus followers an insight into his life, his career progression from his youth to professional, his recent experience at the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania, the UEFA Futsal EURO Netherlands, and much more.
This week, we will be publishing another interview with Finnish International Panu Autio, who announced his retirement at the UEFA Futsal EURO 2022. He has played the most national matches and scored the most goals in the Finnish futsal team, he is also Finland’s first ever professional futsal player joining ElPozo Muricia’s B team in 2010. He managed to represent his international futsal team in 149 matches and hit 101 national team goals. He initially considered to end his national team career in December 2020 after losing the World Cup qualifier to Serbia. The captain of the national team, he was side-lined for the first games of the European Championship qualifiers, but played in the last two matches against Montenegro and Belgium. When qualification was secured he decided to play in the major championship which was his country’s first ever qualification to a competition of that size.
In his interview with Andre, he discusses his career, futsal in Spain, Russia and Finland, his experience at the EURO, his thoughts on the Portugal national team (who they played in the quarterfinal, losing 3-2 but they pushed Portugal the whole way) and much more!
We will be publishing a clip of the interview tomorrow on the Futsal Focus social media channels so keep an eye out!!
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