One of futsal’s leading stars is representing Nottingham Forest at a tournament in Kuwait.Reds owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi has acquired a team for the competition, naming them Nottingham Forest and securing the services of Falcao.
Although not to be confused with his Colombian namesake Radamel, Forest’s Falcao has enjoyed tremendous success in his own form of the sport.
The 38-year-old has twice been recognised by FIFA as the world’s best futsal player and he has enjoyed tremendous success with the Brazilian national team.
Fans will be able to keep an eye on Falcao and the rest of the squad’s fortunes on nottinghamforest.co.uk as the tournament progresses.
Similar to the indoor five-a-side set-up familiar to football lovers in the UK, futsal is played on a hard court surface but with lines for boundaries – rather than walls – and the ball is smaller with less bounce.
These modifications place greater emphasis on players’ creativity, first touch, skill and ability to operate in tight areas.