International Soccer Futsal Cup to start from Feb 16


ISLAMABAD, Feb. 01(APP): The International Soccer Futsal Cup will be staged here at the Liaquat Gymnasium of the Pakistan Sports Complex from February 16.

Talking to media, Pakistan Soccer Futsal Federation (PSFF) Chairman Malik Mehrban Ali said six international teams will be participating in the mega event including two team from Pakistan (Pakistan Green & Pakistan White), Brazil, Turkey, Nepal and Afghanistan.

“These teams will be divided into two groups,” he said and added the championship will continue till February 18,” he said.

He said the semi finals will be played on February 17 and final on 18.

“International teams will arrive in Pakistan on February 15,” he said and added fool proof security arrangements have been made for the teams.

Malik said the Brazilian team will be visiting Pakistan for the first time in the history.

“South Asian Futsal Federation President Bhin Sen Varma and Association Medial De Futsal Technical director Alex Astorgas Suarez will also be visiting Pakistan to witness the mega event,” he said.

He said besides this Australian coach Dagostino Vincenzo will train the national players and select the team for the championship.

Malik also thanked Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Minister Riaz Pirzada and Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Director General Dr Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera for providing all out facilities for the championship.

Shahid Farooq Malik, vice president PSFF and Futsal Federation Captain Mubashir were also present on the occasion.

APP/Ahsan/farah/VNS Islamabad