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Premier Futsal League: Semi-finals preview - Kolkata take on Mumbai while Goa clash against Kochi

Crespo or Giggs? Cafu or Salgado? Who will come out on top as the final beckons?

Pula Kolkata
Can Pula turn on his magic to lead Kolkata to the final?

Kolkata 5’s take on Mumbai 5’s, whilst Goa 5’s battle it out against Kochi 5’s in the semi-finals of Premier Futsal in Goa tonight. Mumbai 5’s finished on top of Group A  with an impressive 9 points, and Kolkata 5’s finished on top of Group B with 6 points. Goa 5’s and Kochi 5’s finshed second in their respective groups with 4 points each.

As we head towards the business end of the tournament, teams will be looking to come out with their best performances. Day 4 of the Goa leg promises to be exciting and full of surprises.

Livestream and Kick-off time

Kolkata 5s vs Mumbai 5s is scheduled to take place on July 19 at 7 pm, whilst Kochi 5s v Goa 5s will kick-off at 8:10 pm. Watch live streaming of both matches on SonyLiv. Follow live scores and commentary of the Premier Futsal League on Sportskeeda.

The match will be telecast live on Sony Six, Sony ESPN and Sony AATH. Both matches will be played at the Pedem Sports Complex in Goa.

Giggs Mumbai
Ryan Giggs will look spur Mumbai to the championship clash

Team News

Hernan Crespo will be leading out the Kolkata 5’s, and has been impressive for them so far in the tournament. Pula has been the star of the tournament so far, and could also make a difference. Carioca is another player to look out for.

Ryan Giggs has been outstanding so far, and has really made some important contributions. Foglia could play a decisive role against Kolkata 5’s, whilst Angellot has also come up with impressive performances.

Cafu played his first game for Goa 5’s yesterday and looked really lively in the game. Rafael and Vampeta have been outstanding for the hosts so far in the tournament, whilst Michael Silva was also on the scoresheet in the last game.

Kochi 5’s made a remarkable comeback in the last game. Michel Salgado has been a real leader for the Kochi 5’s. Moraes could hurt any team, and has been brilliant so far. Chaguinha could also make the difference out there tonight.

Prediction

Mumbai 5’s have been really impressive, and could really be a tight game against Kolkata 5’s. Kochi 5’s could find it difficult against Goa 5’s who play at home.

Line-ups

Kolkata 5s:

Coach: Christian Roldan; Marquee player: Hernan Crespo; International futsallers: Cidao (GK), Pula, Gabriel, Vander Carioca, Majdoub Freestyler: Dida; Indian futsallers: Mohammedohamm Islam, Amit Pal (GK), Subrata Dey, Pradeep Shaw, Akshay Nair, Mayur Shella

Mumbai 5s:

Coach: Felice Mastropiero; Marquee Player: Ryan Giggs; International futsallers: Luis Amado (GK), Foglia, Angellot, Ramirez, Federico Perez Freestyler: Pablo; Indian futsallers: Jo Paul Bence (GK), Chanpreet, Shubham Mane, Emmanuel, Akshay Nair, Shimyu

Goa 5s:

Coach: Octavio Gomes De Oliveira Junior; Marquee player: Cafu; International futsallers: Bebe (GK), Vampeta, Rafael, Georgievsky; Freestyler: Adonias; Indian futsallers: Michael Silva, Fredsan Marshall, Caitano, Vatsal (GK), Mohammed Ahtesham Ali, Praveendran

Kochi 5s:

Coach: Sergio Sapo; Marquee player: Michel Salgado; International futsallers: Casalone (GK), Chaguinha, Deivis Moraes, Gekabert; Freestyler: Emil; Indian futsallers: Muhammad Ameer, Basil, Yashwant Kumar (GK), Ansh, Stalin Daniel, Anupam

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