Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 13 (ANI): Brazilian football superstar Ronaldinho will be visiting Mumbai on Friday and explore his future with Premier Futsal, a variation of football played indoors. You guys show me a lot of love.
"Thank you very much and I'm proud to announce the Mumbai team and the other franchises", said the World Cup victor. Several players who took part in the first edition of Premier Futsal past year were not even warned, forget suspensions.
When asked about how the game could attract popularity, the former Barcelona ace spoke about how Futsal is a lively and growing sport. "It's very dynamic, so every child that start (starts) to play, it's very quick to fall in love and for sure, it will help in the development of the youth", said the former FIFA Ballon d'Or victor.
"Every sport helps, but it's very easy to fall in love with Futsal".
Premier Futsal, is a five-a-side football tournament promoted by Luis Figo. Last year, Futsal was organised for the first time in India. "It was a great experience to be in India and play in front of local crowds past year and I look forward to another warm welcome from this sports loving country". "It will also help other sports to grow", the World Cup victor with Brazil said. Star footballers like Ronaldinho, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Hernan Crespo participated in the league but most of the Indian footballers were absent. The overseas city will host the semi-final and final matches.