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Futsal revival on the move

Khan said we are reviving futsal and this would be the first trial which will be done in the Southern Division.
“The first trial would see the selection of 40 players from the Southern division for build-up matches before the selection of the national team to play in the World Cup qualifier in Tahiti,” he said.
“We are going to select 40 players and will put those players into 8 teams as they will compete in the Fiji FA Futsal League which starts on August 10.
“The Futsal League will be organised and coordinated by Fiji FA board in the Central, Northern and Western areas from which we will select our national team by mid-November who will play in Tahiti.”
Khan said the Futsal League will be played over 9 to 11 weeks and in between they would have their futsal training programme where they would monitor their players.
He said the Futsal League would continue throughout the year and other competitions would start after the World Cup qualifier in February, next year.
He said players who are currently playing in the national league for their district would have to choose either they want to play football or futsal.
“Those players who are playing at the club level for their districts teams are not entitled to play futsal and players will have to choose if they want to play futsal or football”, he added.
“This is because those players who will play futsal will always be available for the league and tournaments.”
“We want to see futsal gaining popularity like football,” he added.
The Futsal trials for the Western division will be done on August 29- 30 and for the Northern division it will be on September 5.
Fiji FA Media

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