Iran’s talismanic striker Ahmad Esmaeilpour believes Asian futsal is moving in the right direction thanks to the AFC’s efforts to develop the fast-paced game in the continent.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is working on a plan to launch an "official" league of futsal, a short variant of football which is one of the fastest growing indoor games in the world, multiple sources in AIFF and the sports industry confirmed.
The opening day garnered 4.8 million TV viewers tuned in for futsal by international players. This was followed by the first two matches of the tournament.
More than 64,600 watched the championship, beating the aggregate spectatorship of all the previous AFC Futsal Club Championships combined since the competition started in 2010. The 2016 attendance increased by 365% on the 2015 edition.
According to Inside World Football, the AFC Futsal Club Championships have broken record attendance numbers in the first three days of competition in the Bangkok Arena, Thailand.
The importance of Premier Futsal India and a potential Indian league champion competing in future AFC Futsal Club Championships.
The Pele of Futsal Falcao, Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes plus Ronaldinho, Crespo and Salgado are the star attractions.
Kicking off on the 15 July Premier Futsal India will start with Chennai vs Mumbai then Goa vs Kolkata.
Premier Futsal announced their list of marquee players for season one and the teams they will be playing for.
All India Football Federation today said that the unsanctioned Premier Futsal, scheduled to begin on July 15, will create unnecessary issues and also expressed serious doubts about the survival of the tournament.