first_imgPlaying as a forward, Falcao has scored a staggering Playing as a forward, Falcao has scored a staggering 932 goals in 697 club appearances as well as 339 strikes in 201 appearances for Brazil on the international front. Owing to his incredible success, Falcao achieved superstardom in the sport. He said, “Futsal is like religion to me. To get an opportunity to play the sport that has made me what I am today in front of so many people is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Asked what makes him think that Futsal would click in India and Falcao said the concept, which is fast growing in popularity, would go well with the fast developing Indian economy. “India is the fastest growing country and Futsal is the fastest growing indoor sport of the world ? it would be a great platform to showcase what Futsal is all about to the Indian youth. “Futsal is a young sport which oozes of tricks, flair and flamboyance. For the second largest population of the world which has opened itself up to so many different sports, futsal will definitely attract a lot of young talent.” To conclude, he reiterated that the indoor version of football is the way forward. “Futsal is the fastest growing indoor sports in the world. Many countries have mandated their football federations to take up futsal in a much larger way. It comes down to a simple question – who doesnt love a sachet!? “Having established itself as a unique sport with a different talent pool as compared to football, futsal is becoming hugely popular in the core markets of the US and UK.” PTI AH PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more