"In Argentina, when I was a young boy, I used to play a lot of futsal. It was a really nice game that’s helped me be a great player". Lionel Messi
"A lot of the moves I make originate from Futsal and to this day my ball control is pretty much a futsal player’s ball control." Ronaldinho Gaucho
UEFA Training Ground finds out more about the fastest-growing indoor sport in the world from some of futsals biggest names.
Futsal is a key component to player development and a mandatory part of the seasonal training plan for the Development Academy U-13/14 Program. The showcases, which are part of the Academy’s futsal period (January-February) features a minimum of four futsal matches over the two-day stretch.
To learn more about futsal, click here. A new window will open and you will be taken to the US Youth Futsal National site. Information on the following topics are there.