Bhutia still undecided on Premier Futsal

Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia

Mumbai: Having played the first season, 2002 FIFA World Cup victor and Brazilian legend Ronaldinho on Friday extended his association with Premier Futsal in India, a 5-a-side indoor version of football played between six host city teams.

The former Ballon d'Or victor was in the city to promote the five-a-side football game and expressed his desire to scale the game to greater heights.

Denying reports that he had joined as the talent director of Premier Futsal, former India captain Baichung Bhutia clarified that he has not taken a decision yet.

"I'm very happy to be here and receive the love for the people, the fans every time I come to India". The very first season was a huge success that motivated everyone at the back here.

When asked about how the game could attract popularity, the former Barcelona ace spoke about how Futsal is a lively and growing sport. "I am very happy to be hear and receive the love of fans and people from India", said the 2005 Ballon d'Or victor said.


"Every sport helps, but it's very easy to fall in love with Futsal".

Futsal is a variant of football that has 5 players on each side and is played indoors. "It will also help other sports to grow", the World Cup victor with Brazil said.

The maverick's phenomenal 5-goal-haul against Paul Scholes' Bangalore 5's previous year is still fresh in the memory of Futsal fanatics in India and his return to the country for an announcement in association with the tournament will surely raise the expectations of fans.

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