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FC Feature in Futsal

F C United’s youth team will be taking part in the Manchester County Football Association Futsal League.

Futsal is an indoor version of the game played between two teams of five players including a keeper with each team able to use substitutes. One notable difference is that a Futsal ball is slightly heavier and smaller than the size 5 ball used in regular football. The size and weight of the ball dictates that a player takes more touches leading to improvements in individual skills and technique.

Futsal is relatively new to this country but has been played in Brazil from a number of years with the name ’Futsal’ derived from the Portuguese phrase for ‘indoor football’. FC old boy Steve Torpey had trials for the England national team whilst at the club.

The league will take place on Monday nights at Salford Sports Village the club will publish fixtures when available.

The development has been welcomed by F C United Manager Karl Marginson said “This is a fantastic opportunity for the young players at the club to experience this exciting new game. It is accepted by almost everybody in Football that futsal really does help in the development of close control and speed of footwork.”

F C under 18s manager Chris Simms is equally enthusiastic adding “The chance for these lads to compete in this league can only be good for there football development, it will give them the opportunity to compete against teams who are more experienced at this form of the game, everybody is looking forward to it.”

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First Posted ~ 17:00 Wed 26 Sep 2007
News ID ~ 1190
Last Updated ~ 17:14 Fri 11 Oct 2013