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Analysing all 6 teams in the Premier Futsal League

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97.22K   //    14 Jul 2016, 17:27 IST

The inaugural edition of the Premier Futsal League will kick off very soon in Chennai, with all the 6 teams looking to put their best foot forward in their quest to achieve glory.

With the franchises now decided, major international football stars such as Barcelona legend Ronaldinho, Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, Argentinean stalwart Hernan Crespo and Real Madrid legend Michel Salgado have joined as marquee players and will be entertaining crowds in India.

They will be joined by the best futsal player of all-time, Alessandro Vieira, more commonly known as Falcao, in the tournament as he brings his extraordinary skill set to the league.

We take a look at the 6 teams who will be part of the Premier Futsal League and what their strengths and weaknesses could be –

Chennai 5s

The Chennai franchise is owned by The Hindu group and will be managed by the legendary Ney Pereira, who has won the Best Manager in the world award twice, for the excellent performance of his Brazil teams.

With such a strong coaching staff, the team is already at an advantage compared to its rivals. Chennai have Falcao joining them as their marquee player, giving them a huge push in their attempt to become the first champions.

Falcao is arguably the world’s best futsal player of all-time, having won the Best Player of the World award four times, and has won the Golden Ball twice for his performances at the 2004 and 2008 World Cup tournaments.

Called the Pele of futsal, Falcao’s presence in the team will serve as great inspiration. Romulo is their defensive talisman, with the Russian finishing runner-up at the UEFA Futsal Euro 2016. Known for his interceptions and his booming shots, he will be a huge threat to the opposition, making Chennai look the most well-rounded team in the league.

The team also have five Indian players, whose presence in the team will help get the home crowd going. The team from Chennai also have freestyler Sean Garnier in their team, and his presence will surely attract a lot of crowd in the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor stadium.

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