Premier Futsal ropes in Ronaldinho and Giggs

CHENNAI: After the Indian Super League (ISL) attracted legends from the world of football to India, Premier Futsal is all set to follow suit. A galaxy of stars will be seen in action when the inaugural season kicks off in Chennai on Friday and leading the show will be Brazil legend Ronaldinho, Manchester United great Ryan Giggs and former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo, it was announced, here, on Tuesday.

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The trio will join former United midfielder Paul Scholes and Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado as the marquee players of the league. With former Portuguese international Deco opting out of the tournament citing an injury, Alessandro Rosa Vieira, popularly known as Falcao, will replace him as the sixth marquee player.


The first edition of the league will feature six franchises – Chennai, Mumbai, Goa, Kochi, Bengaluru and Kolkata – divided into two groups of three teams each. While Ronaldinho will don the Goa jersey, Giggs, who left Manchester United after 29 long years, will be a part of the Mumbai team. Crespo will represent the Kolkata franchise while Scholes, Falcao and Salgado will also take part.

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